Church Road, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QF
This 16th century village inn delights guests with popular pub classics executed to perfection. With exposed beams and a roaring log fire the dog-friendly lounge and bar is ideal for a relaxed meal, whilst the sophisticated restaurant offers more formal dining. If you visit for lunch or dinner from Tuesday to Saturday your little ones can also enjoy a tasty free meal from a select children’s menu. Our evening began well with Welsh rarebit for my companion, and crisp ham hock bon bons with mustard mayonnaise for myself. I followed with 28-day-aged sirloin steak with homemade mushroom ketchup, while my guest chose chicken with fluffy thyme dumplings from the specials board. For dessert, my chocolate brownie went down a treat, as did the vanilla crème brûlée. The chef-patron offers tasty pub classics made fresh with the best quality ingredients. With food as delicious and surroundings as comfortable as this, he’s certainly ticking all the right boxes.