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The Captains Wife

The Captains Wife, Beach Road, Swanbridge, Penarth

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The Captains Wife
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Average Price: £25 and under
Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Business Casual
v 2.3 miles from Penarth center (as shown on map)
The Captain's Wife in Penarth is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

The Captain's Wife was originally Sully House, a house originally owned by a captain. Legend has it that when his wife died, her body was kept in a box that was mistaken for treasure and stolen. A small fleet of fishing vessels were located at Swanbridge harbour and it is likely that that the row of cottages, that became the pub, were later the traditional homes of the local fishermen and their families.

Right on the shore overlooking the waters of the Bristol Channel, The Captain's Wife has a good tale to tell. Pirates and smugglers visited Sully Island which can be reached (with care) from the pub during low tide.

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The Captain's Wife is #39 of 61 things to do in Penarth

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: RussellB1705
Fri 5 Nov, 2021
l This is a very nice and cosy pub restaurant. The location opposite Sully island makes it special. We usually come here for family reunion when we visit the UK from Switzerland. The staff are...

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4 of 5 stars4 out of 5
By: T719AEbobm, Watford, United Kingdom
Thu 28 Oct, 2021
l Had a good experience here, cannot understand why rated 7th of 8. Definitely better than this. Would recommend this place to anyone. Very satisfied.

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: sio210, Truro, United Kingdom
Tue 19 Oct, 2021
l Large family party for a birthday meal. Service excellent. Food great. Very clean. Such friendly staff. Wonderful views.

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The Captains Wife Beach Road, Swanbridge, Penarth