Inside the Traherne Arms restaurantWelcome

The Traherne Arms is one of the oldest Inns where you can rediscover the atmosphere of rural Wales, only four miles from the centre of Cardiff. Relax in comfort in an informal atmosphere with sensational views of Cardiff down to the Bristol Channel. We know there has been a hostelry here at the present site on the Tumble since the early 17th Century.

Until the 19th Century it was known as the Tumbledown Dick Inn, a name reputedly given to it following an incident involving Richard, the son of Oliver Cromwell. On one occasion following an ample lunch in the company of the Jones' of Fonmon Castle, Richard fell off his horse while descending the hill, giving him the alias of Tumbledown Dick.


The Traherne Arms restaurant represents quality and value for money. Your meal with us will be an enjoyable experience. Our menu is freshly prepared, changed frequently, the choice is varied with old favourites and unique creations always available. Lunch dishes include home-made pies, fresh fish, curry and old favourites, vegetarian dishes and healthy eating dishes always available.

The evening menu is more extensive with freshly prepared sauces complementing a wide range of dishes. Popular vegetarian choices are always available. Healthy eating options are also catered for. With many home-made sweets, our dessert menu often exceeds the list of main courses, and again a selection of healthy eating options are available.

Lunch is served from 12 noon until 230pm all year round. Evening meals are served from 5.30 pm every night, with last orders at 9-00 pm, we close Sunday evenings.

Traditional Sunday lunch is served together with vegetarian and fresh fish alternatives, because our food is prepared fresh the menu is changed every week. A three course, and two course option is available, children's portions at half price.

Parties from six to sixty can be catered for and tailor-made menus arranged to suit your budget, coach parties and large groups are a speciality, please email, telephone or call in, we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Parking is available for the disabled to the front of the restaurant both lunch and evening, and a main car park serviced by steps to the side and rear.