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Cefn Mably Arms Pub

| Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
+44 1633 680347
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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| Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
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This is our second visit to the Cefn Mably Arms. On both occasions we were travelling from Dorset to Swansea to drop our son off at University. The first time was a bit of pot luck, but we were impressed, so arranged a second visit...More

Thank Tellitasitis63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm extremely disappointed to have to write this review after previously having two good meals at this restaurant, therefore recommending it as a good choice for my mothers birthday meal. We booked a table for 7pm, however arrived at around 5.30pm to have a drink...More

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

It is regrettable that your first ever review on Trip Advisor was to give an average rating, however we thank you for acknowledging that you have had good meals previously with us. We sincerely apologise that your experience did not meet your expectations and it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here a lot . We love the restaurant . The staff are very friendly . Manager lovely . Very good Lasange . Good wine .Lovely pub in fantastic countryside . We will be back .

Thank Richard J
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you had a good experience, appreciating all the aspects that we aim to do well with. We look forward to see you again soon Kind Regards Caroline, Ben & Alfie (pub dog)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in June with my partner, I ordered the lamb and he had the steak. I have honestly never ever tasted a meal like this. My lamb was out of this world and worth every penny, I can't wait to visit again.More

Thank Jader31
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

It's great to have such positive feedback, our staff feel very appreciated. We hope you do return and try the rest of our menu. Thank you from all the team. We look forward so seeing you again soon Kind Regards Caroline, Ben & Alfie (pub...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. The food is recommended. Quality, well presented and a good portion size too! What’s not to like! Only downside is it’s a bit in the middle of nowhere but worth the travel to be honest.More

Thank Matthew C
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed the food for both quality and portion size. I am sorry you had a bit of a journey to get to us but there are a number of lanes that can bring you to us. We are in the process...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

popped in for dinner with friends - made immediately to feel welcome by waitress -it was quiet and a table for 4 people was quickly found - drinks ordered and menu perused -we ordered starters off the specials board - black pudding balls wrapped in...More

Thank rjames2016
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience and appreciated the service from our waiting staff. Its good to know all the food you had was considered excellent. Thank you from all team at the Cefn Mably Arms, for taking the time to give us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the Cefn Mably Arms is fairly close to the M4 between Newport and Cardiff within minutes you feel you are in deep countryside and it can be difficult to find. I used to come quite often when I worked nearby, but we visited...More

Thank Andrew R
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and your recommendation to others. We liked your acknowledgement of all the changes we have made to the whole environment and to our menu. We can be difficult to find but are having new road signs fitted this week....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally a proper pub atmosphere, friendly staff and a menu that is so good i will have to return regularly to try all the wonderful sounding dishes. It's a real find these days of themed large brewery owned pubs to find this absolute jewel in...More

Thank 1968Dickie
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a fantastic review, thank you. We are delighted you had a great experience and have publically shared your positive experience oat the Cefn Mably Arms. Your appreciation has gone a long way with our staff, and has given them more motivation to enjoy...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

After being recommended by another local business it didn't disappoint! Sunday lunch was delicious, a great atmosphere. Great place to escape on a rainy day and the historic facts of the area are a great touch to the building.More

Thank lillyc5
Management response:Responded 5 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. Shame it was raining as the beer garden has been popular, but it won't be long before we have the log fires on for the cosy winter days and night. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Always awesome welcome. Very cozy and friendly. A very big plus the food is excellent and I can take my dog🐶💜☺

Thank Yecart E
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

Thanks for you review. We are glad you liked the food and that we are dog friendly. Its great to be appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Caroline, Ben & Alfie (pub dog)

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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$37
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 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 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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