Plymouth Arms, St Fagans: "Old Country Pub with Great Food" Top 5 Page for this destination Pubs/Bars Tip by aaaarrgh

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Lovely period pub and restaurant in the village of St Fagan's, next door to the Welsh National History Museum. The interior is full of character with old beams, lived-in comfortable furniture and plenty of cosy nooks and crannies. There are nice touches, such as the cutlery being kept in old enamelled kitchen jugs. Because the restaurant is part of a pub, there is plenty of beer and wine available too.

The Plymouth Arms has an impressive dinner menu, very big indeed, covering a variety of tastes and nationalities. Main dishes are approx. 8-12. They also have a Monday to Saturday lunchtime menu, which is very good value at 8 for two courses. When we visited they also had several special vegetarian dishes, ranging from spinach pasta, to aubergine curry, to goat's cheese 'wellington'. I was particularly intrigued because they serve 'gipsy tart', which I used to make as a child (and have never seen in a restaurant). The food was nicely presented, well cooked and tasty.

Just down the road is the main pedestrian entrance to the open-air Welsh National History Museum and St Fagans Castle.

Address: St Fagans village nr. Cardiff, CF5 6DU
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: The pub is a short distance from St Fagan's church. Turn off the main road (if coming by car) and there is a large private carpark behind the pub. Bus stop in front of the church, 70 metres away.
Phone: 029 2056 9173
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

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  • Written Sep 12, 2011
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