The Coalhouse is right on this famous beach. An historic building is restored to life as a restaurant.
DINING WITH A VIEW.
The Coalhouse specialises in locally-caught fish and shellfish, and Gower produce. We are open Tuesday to Sunday lunch and dinner.
STYLE BY THE SEA.
During the daytime, whilst Oxwich Car Park is open, parking is charged at the variable rate as applied by the Penrice Estate Car Park. After 7.00pm restaurant customers have free parking. Taxis will be available to order to drop and collect at the Coalhouse. Please contact us for details of recommended local taxi companies and drivers.
The Coalhouse is in Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula, just ten miles from Swansea. This nineteenth century building has been brought back to life as a restaurant and bar. The restaurant is in the unique position of being literally on the beach. There are panoramic coastal views unparalleled in Wales, across Oxwich and Three Cliffs Bay, both from inside the building and from the large terrace facing the sea.
The building's interior has been designed in keeping with its beach location and industrial heritage by Susie Atkinson, a highly acclaimed designer.
The restaurant sits up to seventy, and also has a large terrace for fifty facing the sea, perfect for outside dining or enjoying a cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc and watching the world sail by.
THE COALHOUSE RESTAURANT ON OXWICH BEACH, NEAR SWANSEA, WALES
COALHOUSE OPENING TIMES
Open Tuesday to Sunday, lunch and dinner to end-September. Reduced opening from October. Also open bank holidays, and Mondays in July and August.
Lunchtime menu: 12.00 - 2.30pm (last orders). Evening: open from 6.00pm. A la carte menu: 6.30 - 9.00pm (last orders).
Also open for events, parties, weddings and cookery courses.
The kitchen is run by our head chef, Jake Keward, from the Swansea area who has trained at restaurants such as the Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds. The menus concentrate on locally sourced fish and seafood from the Gower coast, much of it landed within a stone's throw of the restaurant. There is other local produce like our Welsh lamb, and where possible our vegetables are sourced from the nearby Penrice Castle kitchen gardens or other local growers.
Our emphasis is on top quality ingredients beautifully yet simply prepared to be enjoyed in informal surroundings on the beach front. We hope to be a great addition to the restaurants on the South Wales coast. All prices include VAT. Please note we cannot accept gratuities on credit or debit cards.
Our fully licensed bar is open to 11.00pm, serving a range of draught beers and cider, including local beer from Tomos Watkins and the Gower Brewery. A selection of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is available.
There is also a varied and interesting wine list with wines from both the Old and New Worlds.
April 22 2014. “Let’s face it: Wales isn’t exactly known as a culinary destination. In fact, the country’s diet — high in starches and meats — gets its fair share of criticism. But the Coalhouse on Oxwich Beach, which opened last summer on the gorgeous, windswept Gower Peninsula in South Wales, defies that reputation in a stylish setting.” See the full article.
August 8 2013. We are one of “Britain’s 20 best restaurants by the sea”.
Note there is discounted parking for Coalhouse customers (subject to conditions). Free parking after 6.00pm.
2015 Best Restaurant for South West Wales from ‘Food Awards Wales’.