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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
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

10 of us stayed at the holiday home right next door to this pub for a weekend. We visited the pub several times over the weekend and were greeted like friends each time by both hosts and regulars alike. Although we were going to be returning late on the Saturday night they were still willing to serve us food, (... More 

Thank Nik J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit since new owners. Overall disappointment. I had the black and blue burger which was delicious but I doubt the 8oz size! Also at nearly £16 it's not cheap. My wife had a 10oz ribeye steak. Again I question the 10oz aspect. At £18 I'd expect a much nicer piece of meat than this. I then ordered ice-cream. I'd... More 

1 Thank Darren R
Management response:

Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry you didn't have a good dining experience with us and disappointed our staff did not sense or receive your dissatisfaction at the time. All our meat is sourced from reputable suppliers whom we do give feedback on the quality of their produce. We would not wish to deceive our customers with incorrect... More 

Risca, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always liked it here, did manage to get Sunday lunch with the previous owners, but not been able to get in, since new owners, but Ile try to book in the week, not on a Sunday. Place has been cleaned up, nice bunch of staff, and the food was great, no faults. All definitely home made, very rare lately. So... More 

Thank 6HYL
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive review. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie 🐶 More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself mum and partner had a wonderful time. The food was excellent made fresh with a local Welsh menu. I highly recommend the black burger. The atmosphere was very clam warm and relaxing. The staff were very professional friendly and made us feel welcome. I enjoyed our chat with Caroline about Alfie the dog who was lush. We can't wait... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:

The Cefn Mably team really appreciated your review and glad you liked the Black and Blue burger. As new owners it's good to know what we are getting it right. We hope you will come again and appreciate more if the same. Alfie will be please to see you too 🐶 Regards Caroline Ben & Alfie 😄🐾 More 

Aberdare, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a birthday meal. Staff were very welcoming and informative regarding menu. Small but perfect range of food, would have liked vegetables with the meal rather than as an extra but that is my preference. I hadn't read the small print. The food was lovely and the creme brulee was the best I've ever tasted. Definitely will return sometime.

Thank Geraldine685
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review and an appreciation of the food that is home cooked (especially the Creme brûlée). Following feedback we will ensure customers are advised of what vegetables come with the meal and of the small print on the menu for steak accompaniments. We look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Caroline, Ben & Alfie 🐶🐾 More 

Machen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been since the new licensees took over. Called to make a reservation, which was easily accomplished with a friendly and professional attitude. Arrived and were guided to our table. There was a specials board on top of an excellent menu choice. To say it is a criticism would be unfair as it's down to personal choice, my... More 

Thank paulmeaker50
Management response:

Thank you for a helpful review and for highlighting the positive features of the Cefn Mably Arms. We apologies for the peppercorn sauce being served not as we would expect. Our chef has confirmed the liquid should always be reduced by at least two thirds before adding the cream which should ensure the sauce is creamy not runny. We will... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A great deal of time and money spent on a complete refurbishment, including a kitchen refit to a high standard, along with 2 great chefs. What a turnaround, the pub is buzzing, always busy, serving great food seasonal and local produce, a specials menu, friendly staff who are efficient and helpful. On the whole a different pub from 6 months... More 

Thank cjdunk
Management response:

Thanks for showing your appreciation for all we have done to make a difference to the Cefn Mably Arms. We have a great team who want you all to enjoy the experience. Keep coming back and keep us on our toes Best Wishes Caroline Ben & Alfie 🐶 More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited on a Thursday Afternoon with my Wife and Nan. I think there is new owners. I was surprised how busy it was for an afternoon. Nice atmosphere, food was great again, and all the food coming out to other talbes looke really good. The owners and Waitress were all really nice. Will go back more often as we all... More 

Thank Jamil_Hassan
Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are new to the pub and are pleased you enjoyed the food as we have invested in the kitchen with both equipment and staffing. We source local fresh produce daily so it's good to know it is appreciated. The pub is attracting great people and as you acknowledged they creates a atmosphere. We look... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I recently paid a visit to the Cefn Mably Arms after many recommendations from friends. We were not disappointed after a a leisurely walk, we spent a cosy Saturday afternoon by the roaring fire and sociable atmosphere. The food was excellent and Alfie was entertaining. Well done Ben and Caroline. We will be back to see you... More 

Thank Rioccy
Management response:

We are glad you a lovely time with us. We are striving to meet expectations like yours. As for Alfie, he is on his own and unique and lovable 🐶 Thanks for your great review, it is much appreciated Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie 🐶 More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fab evening, fantastic food and great company. Staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Definitely reccommend this place for good quailty food and an enjoyable evening.

Thank Sam A
Management response:

Thank for a lovely review. Your table was a pleasure to serve. It's good to know we are getting it right and we are appreciated. We hope to see you all again soon. Best wishes Caroline Ben and Alfie 🐶 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$50
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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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