Just a 40-minute drive from Cardiff is foodie haven The Inn at Penallt; a dog-friendly pub that’s dedicated to providing great-value food, served with care. Head chef Lyall Brown and the team know to let quality Welsh produce shine through, sourcing the best ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. The menu is varied, offering traditional classics taken up a notch with modern European flourishes. Behind the bar is a selection of real ale and cider, as well as 55 different wines. The relaxed surroundings, warm atmosphere and large garden draw in hordes of regulars, not to mention the outdoor wood-fi red pizza oven. Why not build an appetite pre-dining, or walk off your feast on one of the many beautiful walks on the inn’s doorstep? With four-star en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation too, you can extend your stay to really get a taste of the action.