Just under a mile away is Bishopston village with its ……..
post office cum village store open Monday – Friday 9 -5 Sunday 9 – 1pm
the Spar supermarket is now closed,opening late Summer 2014 is a larger, Co-op supermarket.
a surf shop,a hair dressers, a charming cafe called the Lamplighter (run by volunteers) and two great pubs – The Joiner’s has its own micro brewery, gaining awards for its beers and The Valley Inn which is across the road, again good beer and serving finer food and a quiz on Tuesdays. A church here called St Teilo’s
Probably a similar distance from Redcliffe is Newton village which you skirt on the way to Mumbles.
Here you will find Newton News, as its name suggests a newsagent but also a handy grocery store. Close by in Nottage road, is a first class butcher’s selling local meat and fresh veg, also serves as a grocery store. Two pubs here, The Rock and Fountain and the Newton Inn. I have been told the food is really good in the latter particularly the fish dishes.
Just down the hill from Newton village is Mumbles with its endless restaurants, cafes and pubs small interesting craft and clothes shops. The Tourist Information Centre based on the ground floor of a church building, has very friendly staff with vast local knowledge who are more than happy to advise you.
Nearly forgot the village of Murton, a lovely pub here with a homely atmosphere serving reasonably priced food (cheap curry nights on a Tuesday) A short cut through Bishop’s Wood which is located behind Caswell public car. Expect to take about 30 minutes to get to the Plough and Harrow at Murton. A post office here, a church and also a handy small chemist. Must mention the garden centre, vast selection of plants under cover during the Spring and Summer season. Here too,in a rather pleasant rustic open shed freshly picked vegetables for sale but only on a Friday and Saturday. Well worth a visit.