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Cefn Mably Arms Pub

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Michaelston Y Fedw | Nr. Castleton, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Cardiff CF3 6XS, Wales
+44 1633 680347
12:00 - 21:30
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading the reviews we thought we would give this place a visit. It is a very nice little pub but I have to say I don't really think it lived up to the reviews unfortunately! Food was OK but for some bizarre reason it was all served in bowls rather than on plates?? To some extent I can understand... More 

Thank dills405
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in a nearby hotel with an uninspiring menu we decided to head out for something to eat. This place was a great find, friendly welcome, good beer and great food. We had the lasagne and chillies and both where top notch. I would fully recommend eating here if your in the area I certainly will if I'm around these... More 

Thank James B
Management response:

Thank you for your review and all the staff appreciate the feedback on service food and beer. We are glad you chose to to visit us. We hope you do end up working in the area and come back to enjoy all aspects of our Welsh county pub Best Wishes Caroline & Ben More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food! Great location ! Not too far from cardiff and Newport. Went with my partner service was superb and the rib eye steak was out of this world plus peroni on tap!! Will defintley be coming back !!!

Thank cface1
Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to give us your review. Even better that you enjoyed your experience. The feedback helps motivate us to want to do well and to do better. Hope to see you again soon Caroline, Ben & Alfie 🐶 More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

New menu at Cefn Mably. Ribs are fantastic. Pub goes from strength to strength and the outside areas now set up to welcome customers who enjoy a drink in the sun. Looking forward to next visit, as atmosphere, food and staff make this a great place to enjoy!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely response. It's good to know we are getting it right and the new menu is appealing . We appreciate all feedback as we want to learn how to make the pub a great experience. Keep coming back! Best wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie 🐶 More 

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just arrived home from a lovely meal! Satay and calamari starters was amazing! Fab service and food will return thank you!

Thank Kaza1963
Management response:

Your review is much appreciated by the staff at the Cefn Mably Arms. We hope you will be back to try the new menu which is coming soon. Thank You! Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We ate at the Mably last night (Saturday), very busy with a large party but still the food was fantastic & the service excellent. Celtic Manor quality @ half the price. Will definitely be back.

Management response:

It was a very busy night but glad you still had a great time. Thank you for giving us a fantastic review which is really appreciated by the Cefn Mably Arms team. We look forward to seeing you again Best Wishes Caroline,Ben &a Alfie More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have visited here many times with our friends but this was only the 2nd time with the new owners. The new decor is really welcoming and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. My husband rated the pan fried hake with new potatoes, samphire and a butter sauce 10/10. My rib eye steak was very tender and well cooked... More 

Thank JaneJenkins
Management response:

It was lovely to meet you all and appreciate your honest feedback. We are glad the hake was enjoyed so much. However, we are disappointed that we didn't get the peppercorn sauce as creamy as it should be and I apologise again. Following your feedback We have addressed the problem so hopefully you will appreciate the meal as it ought... More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The pub isn't that far from Cardiff or Newport. The food menu shows a good mix of cuisine, supplemented by specials. Service is good without being intrusive. Wine is reasonably priced. Worth a visit

Thank Stevethearchitect
Management response:

Thanks for your review it will certainly promote what we are proud to offer. We hope you will visit again as we will look forward to seeing you. Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly efficient welcoming staff, excellent menu choice, superb food, great value, an all round excellent experience. Beetroot and goats cheese gnocchi, followed by waffle, hot toffee sauce and salted caramel ice cream,all super, and delivered with good humour by the friendly staff. When the bill came they had forgotten to charge for my cup of tea, and when I pointed... More 

Thank Hayley O
Management response:

We are so pleased you want to return! We amend our menus every 3 months as well as offering daily and weekly specials. We look forward to seeing you again Best Wishes Caroline,Ben & Alfie More 

Monmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Thank you Ben & Caroline for a lovely lunch in a great country pub. Will certainly be making a return visit to sample some more tasty dishes off a comprehensive but not overwhelming menu.

Thank Lillibet8604
Management response:

Many thanks for your review and feedback. We are a new team and are willing to learn from our customer feedback. We hope you will return soon and we can offer another great experience. Best wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 36
British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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, Validated Parking, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michaelston Y Fedw | 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
The Cefn Mably Arms is a traditional 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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