Wednesday 18 July 2018

Dinner at The Captain's Wife | Sully

After living in Penarth for a few years, I’ve paid numerous visits to The Captain’s Wife in Sully as it’s a great pub with a beautiful view! What’s not to like! So when I was invited to review their menu, service and refurbishment, I was thrilled! I was able to tie it in with my dads 74th birthday too!

The Interior

From the outside, The Captain's Wife looks like a small and cosy pub, but inside it has enough seating for all sorts of occasions; from couples to parties. Despite it being a chain of Mitchell & Butlers it doesn’t feel like one at all and that’s down to the fact it’s one of their ‘Vintage Inns’.
It’s decorated beautifully with large chairs to relax in, old-fashioned crown mouldings, paintings and a charming fire. Making it a perfect spot for a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine - especially as it has a huge variety of drinks available at the bar!

The Menu

The Captain’s Wife has a wonderful section of hearty food, but not only that, they also have a superb set menu which is very reasonably priced! My dad and I opted for the set menu while my mum ventured out and ordered off the general menu.

For starters I had a prawn cocktail, this was presented very well and came with some toasted bread, my dad went for the garlic mushrooms and my mum ordered the calamari. All were excellent starters, and the calamari sauce was spot on!

For mains I chose a rump steak (8oz) from the set menu while my mum had the rib-eye(10oz), and my dad ordered a pub classic; fish and chips. I must say, the triple-cooked chips were done to perfection, I find sometimes chips can be dry or not very tasty but they got the nail on the head with the way these chips were cooked! 

In terms of the steak, the rump was great (especially for the price) but if you’re after a nice juicy steak then the rib-eye has my vote. It’s slightly more expensive but if you fancy treating yourself then try that one (the rib-eye is currently £19.50, while the rump is £13.50 on the à la carte menu)

For dessert we went for the pudding taster platter. Oh my. It was heaven - and look how they presented it! If you’re celebrating something special like a birthday then let your server know and they can put writing on your platter too at no additional cost. I would definitely recommend the platter if there’s a few of you. My ultimate favourite from the selection was the eton mess and the crème brûlée but it also had a treacle & pecan tart, Belgium chocolate brownie and biscuits. Yum.

While the food was fantastic as usual, there was another factor that made our evening extra special; our host. We had the pleasure of having George as our host, he was fantastic, very charismatic and full of chit chat. We had a fabulous evening and can’t wait to return to the captains wife to try the rest of their extensive menu.

While this meal was partly comped, all opinions are my own.
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