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The Captain's Wife

££ - £££, British,
Beach Road | Swanbridge, Penarth CF64 5UG, Wales
+44 29 2053 0066
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (11 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
“sully island” (35 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Beach Road | Swanbridge, Penarth CF64 5UG, Wales
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141 - 150 of 673 reviews

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for New Year's Eve with family. The food was amazing, we couldn't fault it. Lovely place with a great atmosphere. Bit of a wait for mains and a mix up with the bill but I would definitely return again. Great value and lovely...More

1  Thank Laurie J
Richard J, Manager at The Captain's Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thank you for your kind feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I always come here when I want a relaxed lunch or dinner with friends where you can chat but also have a drink. The environment is very laid back and quaint. The staff are really welcoming and lovely. There's a variety of meals and their...More

1  Thank katde2016
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years, it is my favourite place to eat and basically relax, staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is always amazing!,

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Simply not enough staff! Felt really sorry for staff as they quite simply could not cope with the amount of guests. 30 mins for a drink, 45 mins for starter to arrive and then .... Simply not good enough, you should not take the bookings...More

1  Thank Darryn D
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Captain's Wife has changed ownership several times over the years but always manages to be a fabulous pub. Part of it is down to the location. It it on the coast with a causeway linking it to Sully Island in the Severn Estuary. This...More

1  Thank Nosuitsthanks
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Where do I start ... At first I had second thoughts of eating out on Christmas Day .. You know how you feel the food will not be as good as at home .. Well how wrong could I have been . The Captains Wife...More

1  Thank 570lola
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Booked for 1pm. Have often not been able to get a table during the summer but when we did...we loved it! Today was no exception although we had learned our lesson and booked! Awesome staff! Alice was fab as was the other lady who didn't...More

1  Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't have chosen this venue as I've had disappointing meals here in the past, but this time I was very impressed with both the food and service! A colleague had booked our table for a pre Christmas get together, and the whole evening went...More

1  Thank louiseholistic
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food cooked perfectly 16 family members and service was just as good as if there were only two of us No waiting as the meals were brought out almost together Would definitely recommend if you are after a good quality dining experience

1  Thank welshlady26
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely cosy pub which looks like an old building, not sure if it actually is but they pull it off. Nice open fire and little nooks and crannies to sit in. Lovely burgers and southern fried chicken. Decent portions. Range of things on the menu...More

1  Thank jjeenn
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Questions & Answers
Shane H
14 January 2017|
Response from Richard J | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are dog friendly.
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
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, View
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
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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