Maenllwyd Inn

Rudry, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, CF83 3EB

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Maenllwyd Inn.

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Perched on a ridge over the Rhymney Valley, commanding stunning views across a landscape of rolling hills and scattered farmsteads, The Maenllwyd Inn stands at the heart of the community in the tiny village of Rudry. Just four miles east of historic Caerphilly with its magnificent medieval castle, this 400-year-old former farmhouse of weathered grey stone is the perfect venue for a relaxing pub lunch. Guests can enjoy the idyllic scenery whatever the weather, outside on the sundrenched terrace in summer or from the spacious bright conservatory in winter.

Open fires welcome guests in colder weather, the perfect end to a day spent exploring the magnificent surrounding countryside. Walking through the woods and fields around Rudry and Draethen, taking in the derelict Ruperra Castle, which once played host to Charles I, is an ideal way to appreciate the beauty of the area. The 28-mile Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk passes close by The Maenllwyd Inn and offers panoramic views south across the Bristol Channel and north to the Brecon Beacons on clear days.

Rudry was once renowned for its mineral springs, and Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have taken shelter in the village church. Today, this tiny village is fast building a reputation as a music destination with its annual European folk festival in October, Pentreffest.

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Rhymney Valley, The Maenllwyd Inn offers a traditional welcome to tourists and ramblers alike, a handsome farmhouse pub restaurant with a snug, cosy ambience. It’s the perfect way to savour traditional pub food and leisurely Sunday lunches on a day out in the scenic Welsh valleys.

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  • About the Maenllwyd Inn

    Come to The Maenllwyd Inn for great quality pub food all day every day in a stunning scenic setting. You’ll receive a warm Rudry welcome when you walk in and have an extensive range of fine wines and cask ales to choose from. You can dine al fresco on the terrace in summer sunshine", or admire the views from our lovely conservatory dining area on colder days. You’re sure to find a pub lunch favourite on our extensive menu with seasonal specials, or opt for a delicious Sunday lunch with a choice of roasts, big Yorkshire puddings and unlimited gravy.

    Family Friendly

    You can bring all the family to The Maenllwyd Inn. We have a children’s menu, high chairs and baby changing facilities. If there is anything we can help you with while you’re here, just ask a member of staff.

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to join you inside the pub but they are more than welcome to sit with you and enjoy the view from the beer garden.

    Coaches Welcome

    We welcome large parties at The Maenllwyd Inn, whether you’re in the area to visit Caerphilly Castle or to explore the spectacular Rhymney Valley countryside. Simply let us know you’re coming so we’re ready to welcome you. You can book your table here.

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    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

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