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Well Sahlou.....
If you think the Business is such a great inverstment, why don't you put your money where your mouth is, and buy the damn place, as you seem to be in love with it....
BTW ...Your comment that it needs a couple " who have the energy to run it to it's full potential " is actually saying that its NOT as busy as you think it should be, which is MORE negative that anything I have written....and will probably upset the owner Sue ( if she is still there ).......

DuncanDisorderly - 1 Jan 2014 20:15
I noticed a post on here about the pub being up for sale? The pub and the flats above are all for sale. A fantastic business to buy I would say. A lot of pubs in Mumbles have gone bust but I think the Village Inn is a brilliant buy and would suit a young and innovative couple who have the energy to run t to it's full potential.

Negative as ever Duncan disastarly?!! Well, why am I not surprised?!!!

We had our Christmas staff night out at the Village Inn on the 6th of December. I have to say the food was awesome, service brilliant and the entertainment second to none. We had a fantastic night. Keep up the good work guys and see you again very soon!!
The highest rating you can give on here is ten, but if I could I would give them 15/10 because they are so good.


sahlou - 14 Dec 2013 21:30
Not sure, the sign says For Sale / To Let but also "business not affected" !
Don't know what that all means.
davercox - 17 Nov 2013 10:20
Closed when we drove past last Saturday afternoon, and a big " For Sale / To Let " sign on the front of the building. Looks like another Pub in Mumbles has closed down......
DuncanDisorderly - 6 Oct 2013 21:32
Always a great welcome and a cracking Sunday lunch cooked by Tracey and Sam....on my best list!
mikeSWANSEA - 31 May 2012 20:02
The Village Inn. How best to descibe it? Cosy, comfortable, friendly, warm, inviting, family orientated, groups accomodated, good fun, exciting, need I say more? Call in and join in the fun!!
sahlou - 12 Dec 2011 22:01
Looking forward to the run-up to Christmas at The Village Inn! Lots of things going on! Dave Cottle Band is there on New Years Eve if anyone is interested. They are really good. Tickets are 15 and it is chicken and chips in a basket. Absolutely not to be missed!! Come along and join in the fun - all welcome!!
sahlou - 7 Dec 2011 21:24
What's wrong with being a "Mumbles Lovelies" then? After all, we ARE rather lovely!
I have visited this pub many a time and eaten there with friends and family and often for the best home made cooked Sunday Lunch ever - believe me, I am fussy on my Sunday lunch. Sue and her crew have always made everyone feel welcome and the atmosphere is terrific (especially when I am there LOL) AND what's wrong with having a day off? God took Sunday off!
Designerbabe - 11 Oct 2011 16:05
BTW samc325, the term " Mumbles Luvellies " is not directed at you. Its a generalisation of all the " posers " that wander round Mumbles, thinking they are something special, and Boy, have I met a few of them over the Years !!!!.........
DuncanDisorderly - 13 Aug 2011 18:26
Looks like sam325 and sahlou, are having tantrums because of my comments on here. Oh well, one of those thing I suppose. Luckily, I don't need or want to go down to their precious Pub there in Mumbles, and hopefully they both fit in well, with the rest of the clique in there........
DuncanDisorderly - 13 Aug 2011 17:23
I read your previous comment and i picked up on the mumbles luvlies, i think the reason why you said this is because of beeing from the gower (scurlige) has somthing to do with it. I would like to know what pubs you have run so i can comment on YOU see how you like it thats what you seem to do when your supposed to coment on the PUB. If you dont like it then dont go there just let people make there own mind up insted of wrting bad comments.
samc325 - 11 Aug 2011 17:35
Sorry everyone I got it wrong! It wasn't Jason Curvis last night but Elaine Paige - what an awesome singer though! Fab night! Dave Cottle Band now tonight - I can't wait!! Everyone welcome!! Come have some fun with us!!
sahlou - 16 Jul 2011 10:08
Well guys, a fab weekend in front of us!! Jason Curvis singer and karaoke is on tonight from about 20.30, and tomorrow night Dave Cottle Band jazz evening, again from about 20.30. Come and join us, I can guarentee you will have an awesome time!!
sahlou - 15 Jul 2011 08:04
Yes, well, I can only speak as I find Duncan. I love going to the Village Inn , it is an amazing pub. I stand by that 100%. I went there again the night before last. The food is outstanding. I'm going there again tonight. Jason Curvis is singing tonight and the place will be bouncing! Come and see what it's like for yourselves guys!!
sahlou - 8 Jul 2011 18:54
Well sahlou, I think if you read my post again carefully, I was NOT just refering to the Village Inn, I stated that perhaps ALL Pubs in Mumbles close on a Monday, even if its a sunny Day, and there were people everywhere, as I thought the Pubs would need the trade, but there we go, perhaps they don't, which is why more and more of them are closed down, or up for sale.........

I'm quite happy you enjoy it in the Village Inn, we just have to agree to disagree on our opinions on the place really, even if you think my comments are pointless and vindictive, Eh !!!!.......
DuncanDisorderly - 2 Jul 2011 18:37
Im not provoking any arguement Duncan. I just cant see why you are being so vindictive and personal with pointless comments , like not opening on a monday, for example, I can't see what difference this makes to the way the pub is run and the service they offer? But there we go, you have your opinion and I have mine. I hope you find yourself a local pub that you are happy with and that will treat you well, because I don't think The Village Inn is really the best pub for you hey?!
sahlou - 2 Jul 2011 13:22
Seems like sahlou, has a bit of an issue with my posts on here, and seems to want to provoke an argument, which is just stupid, and as I have just stated, I post comments on my personal experience, and that is what this site is about.......

The slogan above, tells you to NOT take them too seriously .........
DuncanDisorderly - 30 Jun 2011 23:11
Well Duncan you could have fooled me. Some of the things you have put on here are aweful. You are allowed an opinion, but my mother always taught me that if you cant find anything nice to say, say nothing at all, or at least give constructive criticism not the endless realms of gibberish nonsense you seem to be dishing out!
Isnt everyone entitled to one day off a week? Well Sue takes a monday off, that was why the pub wasnt open the time you passed. If you knew her at all, you would know that she works very hard in the pub and only has one day off a week.
Im not sure where you get the bit about Mumbles lovelies from. Im not from Mumbles and Sue and all the staff treat me the same as locals. In fact, I travel quite a distance to go to this particular pub.
Like I said before guys, the only way you are ever going to know the real truth, is to try it for yourselves. You wont be sorry I can reassure you of that!
sahlou - 30 Jun 2011 22:43
I have absolutely NO grudge with Sue at all, and have never been employed by her either. I also am NOT interested in trying to ruin her business either, that is the last thing I implied here with my comments. As I have stated before, they are just observations, no more, no less.........

I'm glad to read that other members are enjoying the Pub nowdays......
DuncanDisorderly - 30 Jun 2011 19:29
Well, we went down to The Village Inn last night and Sue was working on her own as her partner was working elsewhere. What an amazing night. The pub was quite busy and everyone was enjoying themselves immensely. The food was superb as usual and the staff were all really friendly and efficient.
sahlou - 29 Jun 2011 06:40
I go to The Village inn numerous times a week, sometimes to eat, sometimes just for a drink. The food is amazing. All food is freshly cooked so it does take a bit longer to cook than microwave rubbish. The staff are always friendly and efficient. They have a singer on a friday night and the atmosphere is electric, it is always full on a friday.
I have to disagree with everything that DuncanDisorderly has said. You seem to have some personal vendetta against the landlady. I have personally known Sue for twenty years and I know she is very polite and very attentive to ALL the customers that come into the pub. It is a family pub with family values.
I know she has hired and sacked a lot of people in the 27 years that she has run pubs and people can be very bitter about being sacked. Are you one of these people Duncan? Bitterness can eat you up inside and make you ill. Ruining her business isn't gonna help surely? Move on.
I think the best advise that I can offer anyone looking at this site is to go and try it for yourself. If you don't, you will never know for yourself what it was like, and you will have missed out on a fabulous eating experience!!
sahlou - 27 Jun 2011 07:57
Well, I take it that comment below is directed at me from samc325, and really doesn't warrant a reply, but just to satisfy your curiousity, I HAVE run many Pubs, Clubs and Restuarants, and have been a FULL Member of the B.I.I. ( ask Sue what that is ) for 15 Years, so I do know what I am talking about, and my comments on here are just observations. No more, no less.......
DuncanDisorderly - 8 Jan 2011 21:57
I think Sue from the Village Inn is very good at her job, i have noticed that every pub you seem to go to there is a problem. I would love to see you try running your own pub because you seem to know everything there is to know. There is nothing wrong with the village inn its just idots like you are not welcome.
samc325 - 5 Jan 2011 21:05
BTW.....
Its VERY interesting to see that sue. villageinn1, is only 30 Years old, according to her profile. Not bad for someone who has been running Pubs for 27 Years, Eh......

250 Sunday Lunches is also probably a bit of an exaggeration too, as the capacity of the Village Inn is......70 people, most of whom will have to stand up in there, but there we go. Don't let me put you off Folks, pop in there and see for yourself, if you can get a seat there that is !!!!!.......
DuncanDisorderly - 21 Oct 2010 22:12
Yes, Sue....
You may well have run Pubs for 27 Years, but as a Manageress, which is a HUGE difference to running your own business, and having to pay everyone out of your own pocket...
You also forgot to mention you have been trying to sell the place for the last 10 Years, with NO buyers, and I stand by what I said in my earlier posts ( and others agree ) its a VERY clique place, and you WILL get treated differently if you are not one the " Mumbles Luvvelies "......
I've been in there and seen it many times, and if you can't, then you obviously don't know your Pub as well as you think.....
DuncanDisorderly - 21 Oct 2010 21:49
I think I should post this comment, as the owner of the village inn.
Having run pubs for 27 years I can truly say that every regular AND visiting customer would be treated equally, with the same standard of service and a warm welcome. The comments above are justified by regular bookings by the same people every week many of which are willing to travel long distance to dine here. I would like to thank the people who have taken the time to comment, and hope that other people are not put off by Duncan's comments. I really honestly don't think there are many businesses doing 250 plus Sunday lunches, so we must be getting something right. For anybody reading this comment we spend time sourcing are suppliers, we do not use frozen foods, and all our menu is cooked fresh and we are very proud of that. We welcome any new custom.
sue.villageinn1 - 20 Oct 2010 21:30
agree with previous postings...not a friendly place and like the rest of mumbles a clique!
mikeSWANSEA - 1 Aug 2010 12:17
I can totally understand the poster below's frustration, as this a very " clique " type of place, and if you are not a member of the " Mumbles Lovelies " they tend to make you feel unwelcome all round. I've seen it before, and its another reason I ( and MANY others ) don't go there anymore either.....
DuncanDisorderly - 29 Jun 2010 18:26
I go to this pub quite regularly if passing on foot, the service has been good previously.

But the last time I went in (and it will be the last time) The gentleman next to me was served and then the 3 bar staff totally ignored me. It was only when the manager came back to the bar and asked if I was being served.

If this is the type of service provided just to obtain a drink then heaven help anyone if they want to eat there.


Welshpieeater - 29 Jun 2010 08:05
Walked past here today about 2pm ish ( Monday ) and saw it was closed, and it was a lovely sunny day in Mumbles, and I would have thought they needed the trade, as it was quite busy all round with people everywhere, but having said that, just about every other Pub was closed on the front as well, so perhaps they ALL close on a Monday, even if it is a lovely day.........

Very Strange, methinks !!!!!!........
DuncanDisorderly - 24 Aug 2009 22:43
Called in here last Friday evening, and I must say I got the same feeling in here that I had the last time we called here, its NOT a friendly place at all, seems to be full of people that have been drinking ALL day, and don't know when to go home. We sat outside, in the cold shade, finished our drinks and left. Perhaps Friday night is not the right place to visit this place, certainly seems that way to me......
DuncanDisorderly - 4 Jun 2009 22:27
Wow what an impressive pub, The service i recieved was second to none, The food was first class pub nosh, The overall feeling of this pub is very good. I have visited this place quite a few times and i really cannot fault it.
The landlady was very friendly and very helpfull when it come to choosing food from there vast food menu.
This place will surly be a regular haunt for myself and my friends
Swanseaguy - 13 May 2009 15:30
Nicely done out - lots of scatter cushions and trailing vines. Food blackboards looked impressive, although we didn't eat. It is quite dark, but I think that's an intentional subdued lighting feel. No real ale, but it's worth a visit all the same.
ed_hodge - 10 May 2009 18:11
Well, as I actually LIVE in Swansea, and also know Suzie from her other pubs ( White Rose, Newton Inn )therefore, I feel I am well qualified to comment on the atmosphere in her current Pub, and we called in there on a Friday ( not a Wednesday )and it was not what I expected, sorry to disagree, but that was my opinion on the night we called in here...I'm glad you enjoy it there, but I won't be going back in a hurry !!!
DuncanDisorderly - 6 Mar 2007 22:52
Sorry have to disagree with Duncan, we holiday in the Mumbles and have always found The Village to be a very friendly pub, Suzie the landlady is great as are the staff. Fantastic Karaoke on Wednesday with Teresa and Linda and the food is first class. If you don't stay in the pub I don't think you can really pass a valid report. All in all can't think of a negative to this pub only that it's too far away to be my regular.
cheekiesheekie - 4 Mar 2007 00:57
Pretty dark inside, with a very strange and uncomfortable feeling, when we walked in here on a Friday night, I got the impression it was a very " clique " place, not very friendly at all. We never bought a Drink, so cannot say anything about prices etc.......
DuncanDisorderly - 3 Feb 2007 23:31

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