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This snack bar on the top of the Caerphilly mountain claims to be the oldest snack bar in the UK. It is now a wooden shack off the main road, where a branch goes over the mountain. The view over the mountains is fine. There is parking and apparently the place is crowded with people queuing on Sundays for breakfast.
We only stopped for a cup of tea which was welcome on such a cold day.
Updated Sep 8, 2011
Address: Caerphilly mountain top
After walking in the city we needed a beer so as expected we looked for a pub.
We went into King’s Arms, it was very peaceful, only 4-5 locals enjoyed their beer. The staff was slow but in a good friendly way the people from small towns see life :)
We took a table at the back room and decided to eat something with the beer. We didn’t really like the food, mediocre for sure but expected from a chain pub and it was so cheap we couldn’t complain :)
They have the typical pub food (burgers, sandwiches, pies, some grills, pasta, some simple salads etc)
Like most of the pubs in Wales they have some nice deals:
2 simple meals for £5,5, simple plates for £3 (buttered fish&chips or ham/egg&chips, or sausage+mash or tuna sandwich)
For £5 you can have ham, egg, chips +carling, or sausage, mash +Strongbow, or steak pie+Cask Ale, or Fish&Chips+Fosters
Updated Jun 11, 2011
Address: 46 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly CF831JQ
The courthouse is a nice pub situated opposite the castle, It has some fantastic views of the castle (probably one of the best castle views you will get anywhere) from the beer garden or from the rear seating areas of the pub. I love to come here when i visit to have a drink at their very reasonable prices. It's a great place to sit and watch the siege engines being fired from the castle when they have special events or just to view this most magnificent castle.
They serve food at really reasonable prices and it is really nice. I had Chicken Kiev and chips at just £2.99
Updated May 31, 2011
This restraurent is fantastic, top indian restraurent in carephilly i would say, this restraurent has been there for 27 years now and made this the oldest indian restraurent in caerphilly. i have been there so many times and food is absalutaly bloody brilliant service is tremendous. The raj of india is located at the top of the haircut cut shop called the lazarous. beautiful restraurent and the staffs working there are soo friendly and kind. would reccomend this place to everyone around the world.
Favorite Dish: bottle of bangla
the chicken gustava
desert - star venus ice cream.
Written Feb 21, 2011
Address: The raj of india 8a market street caerphilly wales
The Courthouse is a great place to call in for a drink or a bite to eat. The best feature about this pub has got to be the outstanding views of the Castle from the outside seating area. The food here is really good value for money and of good quality too. I have had the Chilli with Rice and Nachos and on another occasion have shared a Combo platter with Gareth. I have to say that the platter was really delicious - especially the sausages which were the best I'd tasted in ages!!
Having been brought up in the Caerphilly area, I would avoid this place like the plague on Friday & Saturday nights if you're after some peace and quiet as it used to get really busy and I'm sure nothing much has changed over the years.
Favorite Dish: The sausages are to die for!!
Updated Jan 18, 2011
This lovely restaurant is on the 1st floor above a hairdressers. We called in after the Illuminati event at the Castle and we were not disapointed.
The restaurant is quite large (well, larger than i thought it was going to be), nicely decorated with great service and most importantly lovely food.
Updated Oct 12, 2010
This lovely little Indian Restaurant is situated just across the road from the Castle in the centre of Caerphilly. We called in here late on a Tuesday evening after attending the Illuminata light show at the Castle. The restaurant had a lovely airy feel to it with bright lighting and decor. The menu is really varied with a huge choice of meals to choose from but if your favourite is not on the menu, you can ask for it and they will prepare it specially for you! We took advantage of the meal deal which included Poppadoms, starter, Main course, rice or Naan bread for £9.95 (the dips to go with the Poppadoms are extra). The food was really delicious and the service was great too. We had Poppadoms and dips to nibble on then I had Chicken Chat to start and Chicken Ghurka Massala. Gareth had Tandoori Chicken to start the Chicken Moni Puree and we shared a portion of pilau rice and a naan bread. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals here and would definitely reccomend to others and would gladly eat here again.
The only downside to this restaurant is their bottled beer prices - £4.00 for a bottle of Cobra.
Favorite Dish: The Chicken Chat was really nice and a huge portion size too.
Updated Oct 11, 2010
Address: 8a Market Street, Caerphilly
Phone: 02920 868230/888308
The Black Cock is situated is situated in the heart of the countryside just off Caerphilly mountain. They are renowned for their good food and great ambience. The bar has some great internal features such as original fireplace and wooden beams. We called in for a meal on a Monday evening following a great afternoon exploring barry and Penarth. They finish serving food at 9pm in the evening but if you get there before 7pm the meals are at a reduced price. I had the lamb shank with mashed potato, gravy and fresh vegetables, it was delicious. Gareth had the mixed grill which looked superb - the chips looked so tasty I just had to pinch one!!
Favorite Dish: The lamb shank was really good.
Written Apr 4, 2010
After our trip to Barry and Penarth we headed back to Caerphilly and up the Mountain to The Black Cock Inn, I had read about this Inn and about it's food on quite a few websites as it is very popular. The pub is a fantastic Old Country Inn with plenty of character and i'm sure it has a great history.
We arrived about 20:40 so we were just in time as they stop stop serving at nine. We were made very welcome and certainly made to feel at home. We got some drinks and settled down with the menu while enjoying a great pint.
After studying the menu for some time i opted for the Mixed grill.
It Has to be one of if not the best mixed grill i have had. there was plenty off it with Sirloin Steak, Gammon, Lamb Cutlet, Pork Steak, Black pudding, Sausage, Eggs and some lovely home made chips. It was really delicious, Vicki had lamb shank with mash and fresh veg.
I would certainly like to visit again, if you get there before 19:00 you can get 2 meals for the price of one.
They do some great Dishes, have a look at the website for the Menu
Updated Apr 1, 2010
Address: Waunwaelod Way, CF83 1BD
Phone: 02920 880534
The Maenllwyd is situated amidst the woodland surrounding Caerphilly, near the small village of Rudry. It is a listed building which was built over 400 years ago of grey stone - the translation of its name, it was originally a farmhouse, then a bakery and for about the last 200 years, a pub.
The main part of the original building can still be seen with the old doors, fireplaces and two welcoming fires still in use. The ceilings at their lowest point are only 5' 8"!
The food here is great, you can choose from the specials board which provides a really wide choice of meals or there is the table menu which provides the more traditional meals. I had the Sea bass served with potatoes and veg which was really tasty. Gareth had the mixed grill which looked really good too. I've also been here for Sunday lunch which I can recommend.
Written Mar 14, 2010