The Hare & Hounds Bakery

Our bakery was born out of the first lockdown in March 2020. Our pub, Hare & Hounds in Aberthin has always been known for its delicious homemade bread; when we went into lockdown we borrowed a food trailer off of a friend, and started selling our breads, pastries and sandwiches to the villagers of Aberthin and the people of Cowbridge.

Owner Tom has always had his eye on this building, ever since his beloved Grandma Anna sold food from the Tamarind here many years ago. It seemed almost serendipitous that it became available at such a stressful time for our industry, and so we went for it.

Some of our wonderful team from the Hare & Hounds are heading up this newest project. We’re selling our delicious breads to takeaway, along with coffee, pastries and sandwiches. We also offer breakfast, brunch and lunch to dine in, alongside the best local soft drinks and homemade freshly squeezed juices.


As with our pubs, everything is made from scratch here in our kitchen. From our varied range of homemade breads and pastries, to our own ricotta, blood cake and brown sauce. Even our delicious hot chocolate is made from scratch by Gareth, and perfected by Rowan.

All produce is from the best local suppliers, from seasonal fruit and vegetables, to local eggs and Vale picked laverbread. As we all know, the Vale has some of the best produce that Wales has to offer. We’ll also soon be using produce from the Hare & Hounds / Heathcock Kitchen Garden, as well as meat from Tom and Dave’s latest Cured Meats Venture.

We’re so excited to have our baking and our seasonal, local food into the centre of Cowbridge.

Our menus change regularly, please see sample menus below:


Gareth Crimmins

Gareth has been our pastry chef at the Hare & Hounds for just over a year. His passion for baking is incredible, and we’re so proud of the food he’s producing.

Rowan Larcher

Restaurant Manager at the Hare & Hounds for nearly 2 years, Rowan will be running the Bakery with her passion for great coffee and excellent customer service.

Opening Times

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
Friday 8:30am – 5pm, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 8:30am – 5pm, 6pm – 9pm
Sunday 8:30am – 2:30pm


We like an excuse for a celebration, so we’re always adding new events… keep checking back.

To talk to us about hosting any events, whether its a large group function, or just making a birthday meal extra special, either email us or give us a call.


Contact & Location

Hare & Hounds Bakery, North Road, Cowbridge CF71 7DF |

We are just behind Cowbridge High Street on North Road. We have minimal parking, but there is plenty in the Town Hall Car Parks. We encourage you to walk or cycle to us.