This Cardiff gastropub comes with a rather interesting history. The Plymouth Arms takes its name from Elizabeth Lewis, an heiress who married the Third Earl of Plymouth in the early 1700s and opened an inn here.
The country pub is surrounded by an idyllic setting, while the cosy vibes continue once you are inside. The pub is divided between a bar area and a dining room, with both spaces boasting rustic accents such as bare brick walls, tartan print carpets and dark wood interiors. There is also a roaring open fire to keep you warm on colder evenings.
When it comes to the food at The Plymouth Arms, you can expect a menu of comforting dishes which are inspired by the best of seasonal produce. It’s a wide-ranging menu, encompassing sharing starters, steaks, burgers, pizzas and classic mains. Kick-start your meal with the likes of seared scallops and black pudding, or perhaps salt and pepper calamari with chipotle chilli mayonnaise.
From the main courses, tuck into hearty pub grub including beer-battered cod served with chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, or a slow cooked beef pie in a red wine sauce. There are a selection of steaks to choose from too (ribeye, fillet, etc.) which all come served with triple-cooked chips, homemade onion rings and a thyme-roasted tomato, while stone-baked pizzas are crowned with meaty or vegetable toppings.
Round off your meal with classic pudding options such as marmalade bread and butter pudding lashed with custard, sticky toffee pudding drizzled with salted butterscotch sauce, or a slice of baked vanilla cheesecake. For those who prefer savoury to sweet, there is also a cheeseboard made up of exclusively British varieties.
At the bar, you can expect all of the usual pints, wines and spirits, while the expansive beer garden is the place to be when the sun is shining.