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Cefn Mably Arms Pub

| Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
+44 1633 680347
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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LOCATION
| Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Tasty Food
"Absolutely delicious & will be visiting again 😊"
Teresa M
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2. Great atmosphere
"As always great food in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere."
Cathrich2018
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3. Outdoor beautiful space
"Tasty food. Great outdoor areas to enjoy"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night is a great atmosphere with friendly locals and lots of people dining. We took our new puppy - the manager was kind enough to explain the landlord was worried if we wanted to dine as they were busy so there could be a...More

Thank angelina c
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Angelina, we were thrilled to welcome Maggie your baby beagle, she looked like she was intrigued by the busy pub. Great to start the dog pub etiquette training at an early age. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Best Wishes, Caroline,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lovely, welcoming atmosphere that shakes your hand the moment you walk through the door. If you were introducing a visitor to this country to pub culture, this would be the place to take them. All of the staff, including the pub dog...More

Thank Kevin L
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW we are thrilled with such a glowing review that will encourage any more to visit us. We have worked hard to achieve the things you appreciate so it makes the effort worthwhile. Thank you. We look forward to you visiting again to try more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is something special! Beautiful food, dog friendly. Staff and owners are super friendly and welcoming. We took our little dog Hugo! First time I’ve experienced amazing food and able to take my boy. Very unique pub! Great atmosphere! Will be back many more...More

Thank Dan S
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, so pleased you had a special experience as this makes all our efforts worthwhile. So glad Hugo made an appearance and that he will visit again soon. Thank you from all the Cefn Mably Team Best Wishes, Caroline, Ben & Alfie (Pub Dog)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I popped in on passing by and managed to get a table for two!! We both had the beer battered hake & chips with bread & butter sides. Absolutely delicious & will be visiting again 😊More

Thank Teresa M
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review and great rating. I am glad we fitted you in as we are incredibly busy. Beer battered hake is our most popular dish so it's no surprise you enjoyed it. Do come back and try the rest of our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Sunday lunch since the makeover by the new owners,lovely beef and well cooked vegetables,would have been 5 star rating but the Yorkshire puddings were well over cooked and they served one to our Gluten free guest !!. Not a big issue and the waitress...More

Thank redevil1
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you a lovely review and rating and glad you appreciated the new makeover. We apologise that your Yorkshire puddings were over cooked, regrettably this must have been batch left for too long in the oven that went unnoticed. Had we known at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here on our drive to our holiday destination. We found it via a quick internet search, phoned up 20 minutes before arrival and managed to get a table for 4 which was excellent. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. It was...More

Thank Elisabeth E
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased we could accommodate you at short notice as it was unusual to have a table free on a Sunday. I can imagine you saw our main menu which enticed you to visit us, I am sorry you didn't see our Sunday menu...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we pulled in to the car park, I was immediately struck by the work that had been put in to the upkeep of this beautiful, old pub. The display of floral containers was quite breathtaking. I have been visiting this pub for many years...More

Thank Kath C
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic review and rating. We are so pleased you like the changes we have made to this little country pub. Our flower supplier has given us some great flowers although they do take over an hour to water! but they are worth it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great steak and ale pie with really tasty chips! My wife had a massive plate of nachos and some great hallumi chips. Service was fantastic. Really attentive. Just dropped 1 star as I think the meal was slightly on the high side cost wise. We’ll...More

Thank Minimoogman
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it is helpful to get good feedback. It’s good to know you had good service especially when we had been exceptionally busy, but the waitresses did a sterling job. All our food is fresh, sourced locally and prepared by professional...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Twice recently have visited this pub for lunch. Clean environment, friendly service and very dog-welcoming. Very wide choice of main meals and an impressive choice of starters and various snacks.Brilliant scallops and pea puree and and excellent cheese board. Not as far out of the...More

Thank teifion2013
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased you had a great repeat visit and getting consistent service and food. As you mention we are not far from Cardiff, yet we are far enough to be nestled in the countryside. Your review is really appreciated by our team of...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Our second visit to the Cefn Mably arms for Sunday lunch did not disappoint. Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank rhysk1010
Caroline H, Owner at Cefn Mably Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

So good to know we are consistent with our standards. We are pleased you returned and hope you keep visiting. Thank you Best Wishes, Caroline, Ben & Alfie (pub dog)

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GwirionDeb
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Response from Vic D | Property representative |
They most certainly are as all of our staff love dogs. We have even had dogs in the pub during Wedding receptions. Irene and I have tow dogs ourselves. Please ensure that you mention this need when you book. Vic & Irene.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$59
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff  >  Michaelston-y-Fedw
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 680347
  • E-mail
Description
The Cefn Mably Arms is a traditional Welsh country pub. Steeped in history in a idyllic village setting adjacent to the beautiful and interesting St. Michael's Church and Cemetry. The pub offers a mix of traditional and fine dining and offers a range of real ales and fine wines. The pub is a venue for locals and visitors and dogs too, where the atmosphere is shared by all. In the summer there are both front and rear gardens and in winter the two log fires provide a cosy and relaxed experience. Come and enjoy our welcome.
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