Monday, 27 February 2012

Wenvoe Arms, Wenvoe

Wenvoe Arms, Old Port Road, Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6AN,
Open all day.

The village of Wenvoe now has a by-pass but the Wenvoe Arms is situated on the old main road through this historic village. The pub consists of two separate buildings with the public bar being in the oldest part and the lounge being in the newer part, although dating back to the eighteenth century with a nineteenth century extension, it is hardly a 'new build'.

The public bar is entered from a patio area next to the rough-hewn village war memorial carved out of the local limestone rock. This room features a long bar with its mahogany-coloured wood-panelling stretching around the room, old leather bound settles are provided for seating and a large real fire is provided at one end of the building. A large flat-screen television shows sporting events and there is a dartboard together with the sporting trophies won over the years at this pub. Four gleaming chrome handpumps feature on this bar, there are another three in the lounge. Being a Brain's pub the beers are Bitter, SA, the Brains Seasonal beer, which at the moment is 'Bread of Heaven' and a guest beer, the most recent being from London brewer Fuller's with their Front Row rugby-themed ale. Behind the bar are displayed the pump-clips from previous real ales that have been served here and the Wenvoe Arms has recently gained Cask Marque accreditation for the quality of its beers. Gwynt y Ddraig Welsh cider and Budvar are available in bottles. The Wenvoe will be featuring its first beer festival soon, with 15 real ales, starting on St David's Day and continuing over the weekend.

A 1920s style wooden door in one wall of the bar leads through to the lounge/dining area which features exposed stone walls, black wooden beams and more seating. There is another real fire on one side of the pub, down a couple of steps from main part of the lounge. This is the dining area/lounge and each table has the extensive menu as well as an empty wine bottle with the history of the area in it which doubles as the table number, a good idea to educate the customers about the history of the village of Wenvoe. There is a function room upstairs

The Wenvoe Arms has three outside areas, including a large patio area to one side. Quiz nights are on Monday nights and live music and comedy nights are a regular feature.
Food is served all day from an extensive menu and there is a chalkboard giving further options. Local ingredients are sourced wherever possible and there is a take-away menu available as well that features curries and pizzas. Curry nights are Wednesdays.

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Traveline Information:
The pub is short walk from bus stops on the number 96 Cardiff Bus Cardiff/Barry service

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