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The Captain's Wife

££ - £££, British,
Beach Road | Swanbridge, Penarth CF64 5UG, Wales
+44 29 2053 0066
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (11 reviews)
“cheesecake” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Beach Road | Swanbridge, Penarth CF64 5UG, Wales
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1 - 10 of 690 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family Birthday meal at The Captains wife. The location is Perfect as it is on the seafront and has a large beer garden and plenty of parking spaces. Inside there were plenty of seats available, it was quite cold outside but lovely...More

Thank bronson74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening here with 32 of us celebrating at 40th birthday. Staff did everything the cater for our needs. A few problems with people waiting for their meals but overall really good place to eat (not surprising when there are 32 of us)....More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

In general the food and service have improved, the staff are very nice and friendly. I had avoided this pub/restaurant for the past 2 years due to poor food and terrible service. All three meals have been generally good and probably better than most pub...More

Thank WalesLeonardo
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Captain's Wife. We apologise for the disruption at the moment but look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good evening .Our meals were well presented ". We all had different meals and each one looked very appertiisngl and exactually' as described on the menu. The puddings which were all very yummy. Will definately be paying many more visits.As our visit was...More

Thank Marilyn C
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Captain's Wife! Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife had calamari and a salad, which she really enjoyed. But the fish and chips was really underwhelming. Chips (supposedly triple cooked) were soggy and the fish was soggy also. Mushy peas had a skin on them. Didn't represent great value for money really. The...More

Thank Localfarang
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was gorgeous! I had the lamb duo and my partner had the hunters chicken! We both loved our food and can’t wait to come back again! Our server Leanne was lovely and the overall experience was 10 out of 10! Fab meal! Thank you!

Thank Nick S
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You for such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us came for lunch on Monday 18th December 2018. The meal was poor the stuffing balls were black and hard like a piece of coal ! I Don't know if the chef was off that day because no chef I know would...More

Thank Janice J
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. We apologise and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and the husband came here for our Xmas day dinner this year, as well as last year. It was okay...my venison was a bit tough and they brought me the wrong drink, but it was xmas so we didn't really want to make a...More

Thank Koffee741
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We truly appreciate your honest feedback, thank you. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I've visited the Captain's Wife but it won't be so long til my next visit. The staff were really helpful, the food was great and it was good value. I feel it's greatly improved. Looking forward to going there, again

Thank Carol S
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Captain's Wife! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 14 December 2017

From the moment we rang up to book our family pre Christmas lunch to leaving we where looked after so well. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was good and well priced and the surrounding very good.

Thank Carol H
General Manager A, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Captain's Wife! Thank you for your lovely review.

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Shane H
14 January 2017|
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Response from Richard J | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are dog friendly.
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cottontail2nd
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.
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