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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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Wed - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed today 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!!

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 10 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 3 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 

Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We called in a few weeks ago for an impromptu lunch. The starter was a very very well cooked squid and the main course was a delicious beef pasta dish. The menu choices were wide and represent good value for money for a country pub.The refurbishment that Ben and Caroline have undertaken has upgraded the premises without losing the essential... More 

Thank GEGandESG
Management response:

The Cefn Mably team really appreciate your lovely review. It's good to know what people expect from us and that we are striving to create a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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
Management response:

Glad you had a good time with us. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit too! You were a great gang liked by everyone including Alfie Mably the Cefn Cocker! Do visit again. Best Wishes Caroline, Ben & Alfie 🐾 More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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 

2 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 

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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$ 5 - US$ 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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