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Cefn Mably Arms Pub

| Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
+44 1633 680347
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (3 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
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1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an amazing meal here last Friday. I rang to book and was told they didn't think they could fit the 7 of us in at the time we requested but if we could come a little later they had a table. We were so...More

Thank julie g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Faultless. Stumbled upon this place and so glad we did. Definitely be back 😊 (Entertainment was good too 😉🍺🍺)More

2  Thank Gethin J
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us your lovely review. All the staff appreciate the acknowledgement for their efforts to meet customer expectations. We look forward to you returning and we do hope you will enjoy the "spontaneous" atmosphere created by our customers. Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my two friends were booked into Derwen cottages and this is the pub right outside. We arrived July 11th in d lashing rain, the moment we stepped inside the door we were offered such a lovely and warm welcoming. The girls, beckie who...More

Thank Brian R
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay even in the rain until you were blessed with the glorious sunshine and clearly you enjoyed it in our new beer garden. Both the bar staff and the Chefs were pleased with your review and were glad...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent dining experience. The food was home cooked and the portions were very generous indeed, especially with meat and seafood. Above all the staff are very attentive and helpful.More

Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you had an excellent time and enjoyed our good service and good food. Such reviews make all our efforts so worthwhile Thank you from the Cefn Mably team and we look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub many.many years ago and we had forgotten the beautiful setting . We visited there on the 13 july we xid ring and make a reservation and were told that there was a paety of 17 and another table of 5 booked...More

Thank mpitarresi
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely detailed review. It's great you appreciated what we hope all our customers will appreciate. Reviews like yours makes the staff feel very happy and motivated to keep striving to deliver great food and great service. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is the first time we have eaten here. We had the Chicken Satay starter which was delicious. We only wanted a light lunch and it was an ideal sized portion. We had Eaton Mess for dessert, it was the best Eaton Mess we have...More

Thank planemad50
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank you for a lovely review. We are glad enjoyed the food and the new beer garden. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Caroline, Ben & Alfie (pub dog)

Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is the first time we've eaten here since it changed hands and although the interior remains pretty much as it was albeit with fresh decoration the food and service have improved. We had the rack of ribs and a lasagne and both were freshly...More

Thank marywebbCardiff
Management response:Responded 30 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review. We are glad you had a good experience and appreciated the changes. We've invested a lot into the kitchen so we have good working environment for the chefs who homemade your food. Next...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Another fantastic meal. Loving the new beer garden. No one was in there so like being at home. Lots of lovely features from a well known wholesalers..... great food great service. Thank you

Thank Kaza1963
Management response:Responded 27 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your lovely review. We are glad you keep returning and are enjoying what we do! See you soon Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie (the dog)

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Haven't visited for some time - food was excellent the last visit some 8 months ago. So was very disappointed with food today - 3 had chicken and 1 risotto. 2 courses 19.95. Waited 3/4 hr for food to arrive - nicely presented but very...More

2  Thank alibee33
Management response:Responded 27 June 2017

Thank you for giving us your review. We are sorry you felt our food was not to your liking and as such I have discussed your review with the staff that served you. Our staff recall that you arrived 20 minutes late for your booking...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Used to go to this place years ago but went down hill so stopped going. Got told a couple of weeks ago that there were new owners so decided to give it another go. Suffice to say I have now been 3 times (2 evenings...More

Thank Mike M
Management response:Responded 27 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Its great to know that you like what we have done as it makes all the effort feel so worthwhile. Thanks for coming back and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best...More

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2 September 2015|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$36
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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
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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 graveyard. 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 young and old , local and visitors 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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