Saturday, 16 June 2012

Kings Arms, Pentyrch - Launch night


Last night I was invited along to the relaunch of The Kings Arms, Pentyrch. It’s recently been taken over by Otley, the award winning Welsh brewery, and they’ve completely refurbished the place. It’s got a proper cosy country feel to it but with a hint of swank.



We were treated to a beer tasting session with the knowledgeable and affable Nick Otley. My tipple of preference was the light & citrusy Croeso; a session beer of the highest calibre. The Thai-Bo was also rather delicious. Infused with lemon grass, lime zest and kaffir lime leaf it smacked of green curry; in a good way.


We ate from a barbecue menu which was put on especially for the launch. My Welsh lamb steak stuffed with black pudding and rosemary was tasty. Well flavoured lamb stuffed with a huge hunk of black pudding. The only downer - the lamb was a tad rare in the middle for my taste. It was served with a delicious tapenade and purple potato salad.


The normal summer menu has plenty of crowd pleasers on it too including 12hr confit shoulder of Breconshire lamb and Deep fried Pollack in Otley ale beer batter.

There’s not many decent country pubs so close to Cardiff and it seems like Otley might be onto something with the relaunched Kings Arms.

Food and booze were kindly provided free of charge by The Kings Arms


The details:
Address - Kings Arms, Church Road, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9QF
Telephone - 02920 890202
Web - http://www.kingsarmspentyrch.co.uk

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