Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly – Festive Menu #Review

Traveller's Rest

On Monday night we got to sample the Festive Menu at the Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly #review #ad #gifted

We were so excited as we pulled up to the Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly. We have driven past for years but never stopped to have a drink or a meal. Tonight was different, we had been invited to sample some festive treats that will be available from 25th November until 30th December.

There are different festive menus to choose from, Festive, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Christmas Day is unfortunately fully booked.

The chefs at the Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly, have selected the best seasonal ingredients to create an array of tasty treats for you to choose from. For just £21.95 for 2-courses.

As we took our seats I noticed how welcoming the Traveller’s Rest was. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas, there was an open fire burning away and Christmas presents scattered around.

Traveller's Rest open fire

I felt as though I had traveled back in time. The country pub oozed rural charm and rustic character. The Traveller’s Rest dates back as far as the 1800’s, records show it was granted its first license in 1864. With its picturesque surroundings I wondered why I hadn’t been there before!

Harry and Ethan spotted Christmas crackers on our table. We all had some fun pulling the crackers and playing with the toys whilst we waited for our 1st course.

Traveller's Rest Christmas crackers




Hand-carved turkey breast

Traveller's Rest

Served with lemon & thyme stuffing. This was my favorite main. The turkey was cooked to perfection, it was moist and not at all dry. The stuffing balls were very tasty, I loved how the lemon complimented the thyme.

Slow-cooked pork belly

Traveller's Rest pork

Served with an apple & cinnamon compote. I didn’t try this dish, I am not a fan of pork. However, Welsh Daddy said it was very tender and went well with the apple and cinnamon compote.

Slow-cooked boneless rib of beef

Traveller's Rest Beef

Served on a bed of truffle & parsley mash. This was the Welsh Mummy Blogs family favorite! I don’t usually eat beef as I always find it to dry, this dish however was a game changer. The beef was sooo tender. The meat literally fell apart under my fork, it was scrumptious. The mash was far from plain, it was creamy, fluffy and a pleasure to eat. Ethan had 2 helpings!


Belgian chocolate brownie

Traveller's Rest Elf with a brownie

Served with Chocolate sauce. A firm favorite around the table. The brownie was rich, moist and very moreish. We all quite happily would have had another serving of this delightful dessert.

Christmas pudding

With mixed vine fruits & almonds, served warm with brandy sauce. One word, WOW!! This Christmas pudding tantalized my taste buds. The rich taste of the vine fruits reminded me of Christmas. The warm brandy sauce was like a gentle cuddle, it made me feel warm and homely. I would defiantly order it again. So good.

Traveller's Rest a family

Whilst Welsh Daddy, Ethan and I enjoyed our festive sample menu, Harry had some gluten free chips and ice cream for pudding. The staff at the Traveller’s Rest were aware of his Coeliac disease so wanted to make sure Harry had something to eat.

I was very impressed with the friendly staffs knowledge about cross contamination, I felt safe in knowing that Harrison could enjoy some food without the risk of becoming ill. For this reason I know we will be heading back to the Traveller’s Rest very soon.

The night was almost over but not before the children could explore the beautiful pub and look for different decorations. They loved the festive decor, Harrison wanted to stay longer.Traveller's RestWe had a fantastic night, I highly recommend the Traveller’s Rest festive menu!

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