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The Watermill

A stunning, rural country pub with far-reaching views, set on the banks of the river Ewenny

About Us

A stunning, rural country pub with far-reaching views, set on the banks of the river Ewenny

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Ogmore Road, Ogmore by Sea, Bridgend, CF32 0QP

01656 650562

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sat // 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 22:30

Food service hours

  • Daily // 12:00 - 22:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Function room available
  • Kids playground
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
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Rural Gem

We’re a stunning, rural country pub with far-reaching views, set on the banks of the River Ewenny; and a gentle country stroll from Ogmore Castle, the beach, and the renowned Southerndown Golf Club.

In the Summer months, enjoy a glass of Chablis in our garden, or a pint of cask ale by the fire in Winter.  Both are firm favourites with guests to the Watermill, who have come to love the informal atmosphere of our bar and gardens. 

So whether it’s a healthy lunchtime salad, a perfect pie or a fresh fish special, our delicious dishes all live by the same rules; fresh, high quality produce, expertly prepared by our team of chefs.

Touring South Wales in your camper or caravan? Why not stop with us for dinner and stay over in our car park, we are happy to accommodate you in our car park, just contact us to find out more.


The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

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