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The Captain's Wife

) #28 of 45 Restaurants in Penarth ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
Beach Road | Swanbridge, Penarth CF64 5UG, Wales
+44 29 2053 0066
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Beach Road | Swanbridge, Penarth CF64 5UG, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This placed used to be amazing. I haven't been for about 7 months but took my friend who was visiting fort the weekend. The fish was half the size and grey! £12 for a 6 inch bit of fish that was eaten in 5 bits....More

1  Thank Allyt1979
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and location is amazing! I really enjoyed the food especially eating in the beer garden when the sun is out. Perfect.

1  Thank Matt_Y2302
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very slow and of hand service, main problem is to few staff serving. Food was just up to standard but not great. Will think twice about going again.

1  Thank SteveTyrer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Captain's Wife has always been part of the choice to go in the local area and we have spent many occasions here over the years. Unfortunately our last 3 visits have been very disappointing. The service is very slow, food not up to standard...More

1  Thank Holidaymakers03
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in time for our 1pm. Sunday lunch with a 4yr old and 2 18month olds. Drinks came quite promptly but thereafter the service was abysmally slow. We ordered a starter and main course but 1 hour 50 minutes had passed before we were...More

2  Thank Del455
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

veg was raw meat like leather absolutely disgusting will never go again had refund nothing offered complimentry

2  Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent location, friendly staff both to us and our dog.They said we had to wait 35-40 minutes and the meals arrived in 35 minutes. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. I had the chicken which was quite nice but for £13.50 was pub food at...More

3  Thank MariaCardiff
Reviewed 1 week ago

As stated first time here,but won't be the last.The location is lovely especially if you have family pet with you and there are lots of tables outside where you can have your meal.I cannot complain about the service as the waitress was prompt both taking...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited for early dinner. My friend is a vegetarian and has a gluten free diet. She struggled to find anything suitable on the menu. The waitress was great - got a folder from the kitchen which outlined all the dishes on...More

2  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just been for a long walk over sully beach and sully island and thought we'd pop in for a few drinks and a bite to eat. We had to sit at the bar table as there were many empty but dirty tables, definitely...More

2  Thank Kath K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Shane H
Is this place dog friendly?
14 January 2017|
Response from Richard J | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are dog friendly.
Do you have gluten free meat free options, vegeterian
2 August 2015|
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Response from DoofRhoose | Reviewed this property |
No idea, very few places actually advertise all the different dietary options apart from vegetarian. As suggested one would need to telephone the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | Swanbridge, Penarth CF64 5UG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2053 0066
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The Captain's Wife in Penarth is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.