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Try our new country walk to explore the beautiful countryside around our pub. Perfect if you want to build up an appetite or walk off that hearty lunch. 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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