Overlooking Sully Island at the end of a long winding country lane, is The Captain's Wife pub and restaurant.
This is a very pleasant, old-style pub with low-ish ceilings, on two floors. Outside there is a large garden with tables, and a play area for children. And a dovecote, with real doves!
The nice thing to do is to wander across to the sea wall after your meal and watch the fishermen on the island. Or even walk there yourself (see Tourist Trap Tip).
Apparently, the Captain's Wife was named fter the body of a woman found behind a wall. Gruesome hey!? The 'Captain' is rumoured to have been a pirate, who disappeared mysteriously one night.
The island here has been a destination for Romans, Vikings and more recent pirates and smugglers...
Favorite Dish: Its good restaurant pub food - 'Brewers Fayre' - ranging in price from 6-11 GBP for a main dish. They also do smaller , cheaper daytime meals, which are the same as the evening menu.
There is a reasonable vegetarian choice. Last time I had a vegetable and fuselli dish with cheese and garlic bread. It was quite palatable.
And don't forget the beer!
I first visited The Captains Wife after visiting Cosmoston Medieval Village. we only had a drink but Vicki had eaten here loads of times and said the food was really nice. It is a Vintage Inn like The Travellers Rest near Caerphilly or the Hartshead Inn near Oldham, both of which i have now been to on many occasions. The food in Vintage Inns is good and The Captains wife is no exception,
I have been a few times the latest visit I had a lovely meal after a walk along the shore to Bendricks Rock (about 2.5 miles away) where you can see some Dinosaur foot prints preserved in the rock.
It can get very busy though so you might have to wait during busy times.
It's a nice old building and is by the sea with some nice views over the Bristol Channel.
It was originally Sully House and was once owned by a Captain, local legend has it that when his wife died he kept her body in a box that was mistaken for treasure and stolen.
Sully Island sits in front of the pub, It can be reached at low tide via a causeway and has the remains of a iron age hill fort on it, something i would like to look at on a future visit.
The Railway Inn is a great Pub situated (you probably guesed it) Next to the Railway Station at Penarth.
we called in for a drink after having a walk around Penarth.
It has a large Lounge area and offers some good looking food which reminded me very much of a wetherspoons pub.
It had a nice atmosphere and seemed to be a good place to go for either a drink or for food.
This teashop is in the Cosmeston Park and Medieval Village Centre. It is self service at the counter. The view of the lake with the swans is very attractive. Beverages are about the usual price but the crumpets and cake were very reasonably priced.
Favorite Dish: The crumpets [£1.20 for two] were among the best I've had- obviously not shop-bought, and the carrot cake was good too.