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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 #38 of 62 things to do in Penarth

2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: Franchesca_Croft, Barry, United Kingdom
Fri 27 Nov, 2020
l Unfortunately we were left a little disappointed. It seemed that due to visiting on a Sunday evening there was very little food or drink left at the pub. Staff were polite. We went there due to the...

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1 of 5 stars1 out of 5
By: happytoinform
Thu 22 Oct, 2020
l What an utter disappointment ?? My steak was awful ?? Tough as old boots and tasteless, I suspect that it had come straight out of the freezer and onto the griddle pan. I said as much to the young...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: louiseholistic, Penarth, United Kingdom
Wed 21 Oct, 2020
l I?ve been here three times for lunch recently and have been treated well, with excellent service and delicious food. We sat outside on the sheltered decking which also has an awning style cover and...

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The Captains Wife Beach Road, Swanbridge, Penarth