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The Ferry Inn, Cardigan,

The Ferry Inn

4.6
4.6
1656 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Ferry Inn is an award-winning riverside pub & restaurant located beside the River Teifi, offering extraordinary estuary and countryside views.

We're serving gastropub fare in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Dine with a view from our indoor restaurant areas, in our log cabin dining area or out on our multiple waterfront terraces.

We are renowned for locally sourced produce, in particular freshly caught fish specials that change based on local availability.
Our menu is regularly described as 'pub food with a twist' and has recently been awarded the Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs for a fourth year.

Families, Dogs & Muddy Boots are all welcome.
We are very dog friendly but please let us know if you're bringing a dog.

We look forward to welcoming you to our idyllic riverside pub.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01239 615172
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Cardigan
  • Parking Details
    We have a small car park located to the right of the pub, additionally there is ample free parking a minute's walk away at The Moorings.The yellow lines directly outside the pub are only in force from June-September. Therefore, parking here is permitted at all other times.
  • Public Transit
    Bus 407 Cardigan-Poppit
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
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What 1,656 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,657 Reviews
  1. Bouquet

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What more could we ask? Lovely table by the window overlooking the river, friendly welcome, good service and delicious food. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

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  2. WelshRuthie

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as always. Amazing food, fab service and the best view ever!

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  3. sharonk

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding , lovely restaurant and bar staff helpful and pleasent

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  4. SunnyA

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there second time from Swansea everything its outstanding nice atmosphere delicious food and great service really highly recommended and we will gonna be back soon again

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  5. Howard

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed good service, tasty food (including vegetarian) and good beer. Parking could be an issue at busier times of year

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  6. SpoonerAar

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food, very friendly staff. Really nice views, and cozy atmosphere

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  7. MaggieW

    Mid Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit regularly, staff are very friendly and helpful. We have have always had excellent food and always a good table with a view of the estuary

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  8. JamieG

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, lovely waiting staff, great value for money. Will definitely be returning soon!

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  9. RobertT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of five having a bar meal after a cinema trip. The Ferry was perfect with a great table, pleasant ambiance which enabled us to chat easily, very pleasant service and good food. All in all a very good experience, as always.

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  10. JessieW

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our absolute favourite pub. Gorgeous venue, lush food, fantastic staff.

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  11. SueT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect for our visit on New Year's Day. Good choice on the menu, excellent food and lovely staff. We sat on a back table with a gorgeous view of the estuary. This is a traditional, real pub. It's lovely.

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  12. StevenJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pub restaurant, great drinks, superb food and staff were amazing. A lovely place to eat drink and spend a few hours over looking the water. Highly recommended.

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  13. SophieL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect venue for a birthday celebration. Brilliant staff, best table and delicious food. Thank you.

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  14. NiallH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, the staff were very attentive! We loved the food, steak and eggs was a big hit.

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  15. BethanyJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a relaxed sitting. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Portion size was generous. Looking forward to returning.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very tasty and well presented. The service was warm and welcoming. The menu is a welcome variation from the usual pub grub, and worth the little extra. My only reservation is that although the views are lovely over the estuary, the noise levels in the upper area was deafening. The waitress couldn’t hear what we were saying. We ate our dessert up quickly and had coffee elsewhere.

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  17. LizB

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, good choice, friendly service and comfy for our friend with the Zimmer. Thank you

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  18. RebeccaG

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty,good size portioned mostly local food. Friendly but not in your face staff. Out of their way to help. Good vegan choices on all courses...pleasant surprise. Bit pricier than alot...but worth it. Thankyou

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  19. WendyS

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, beautiful views & friendly, attentive staff.

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  20. StephenM

    Mid Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had the festive special turkey and it was very good. staff are always very welcoming!

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  21. SuTu

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very lovely experience at The Ferry. The staff team are so good, the location and ambience is great, the food was perfect and the wine was delicious and exactly the right temperature. So lucky to live so close! A really lovely evening ♥️♥️

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  22. Vonnie

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, a lovely place to eat but a little pricey.The burger was good.The local cod dish was overpriced.The tomato base,tasted like a tin of tomatoes with a few small potatoes.The Merlot wine was cheap and cheerful....Nice side salad.

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  23. ALISOND

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, good food in a very pleasant place with friendly and efficient staff

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  24. RosA

    Mid Wales

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always have an excellent meal at The Ferry. There is a very good choice on the menu and the staff are very friendly, helpful and polite. The atmosphere is lovely and of course we can take our dogs too.

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  25. GaryB

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting with a chilled vibe Staff extremely accommodating and altered our booking at the laat minute to suit our needs. Spotlessly clean and received an EXTREMELY warm and friendly reception.The food was really nice (burgers are one of the best I've tasted yet) Highly recommended

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  26. JuanitaH

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was excellent, service was great and overall it was a great experience.

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  27. CarlH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem! Beautiful outlook. Great staff. The food was superb and so well presented. If I had to criticise one thing I would say that the children’s portions are way too big. Everyone hates food waste.

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  28. RoseH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place! Great menu, the service was great, very attentive and very fast. I will say it’s a tad expensive for what it is (£18 for scampi and chips), but I know rural pubs are under a lot of pressure right now.

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  29. AndrewFarmer

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely table in a small corner, ideal for our 6 month puppy. The portions were huge and exceedingly tasty - would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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  30. SJMore

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic setting, great ambiance, varied menu. Delicious vegan dishes. Happy staff, service 5*

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  31. BridieH

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely place. We where made to feel very welcome with our two dogs too. Food was delicious and portions a generous size. Views where lovely.Would 100% recommend.

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  32. AndrewP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Best food I have had in a pub for years. Lovely service. Thank you

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  33. SandyT

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and efficient service. Pleasant evening spent. Huge chip portions!

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  34. Katy

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu is a bit hit and miss. My fussy husband loved the tagine but my burger wasn’t that good. Most people seemed to be having steak from the local butchers. In the past the food used to taste far more home cooked, now it’s just run of the mill. But it’s still a lovely place to go for a drink and hang out by the river, the staff were very friendly and understanding about my meal.

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  35. paulw

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very good Sunday lunch, but too much of it !!!!!!!! especially if you want a dessert. staff very good

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal overlooking the river. Staff were lovely and friendly.

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  37. SaraG

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We all loved our food thank you , excellent service

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  38. ImogenB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely birthday meal! Requested for a nice table view and we had overlooked the river which was beautiful. Great service, food was delicious and overall really nice evening! Thank you so much, would recommend coming here and will certainly be back again :)

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  39. SueS

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday lunch, rather large portion! Friendly attentive staff, good value. Would visit again if in the area.

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  40. Penny

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit on a wet evening but a friendly welcome for us and our dog. Good menu, food was excellent. Will visit again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Ferry Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1656 OpenTable diners.

The Ferry Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Ferry Inn

Poppit Road, St Dogmaels, Cardigan, SA43 3LF

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cardigan
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    We have a small car park located to the right of the pub, additionally there is ample free parking a minute's walk away at The Moorings.The yellow lines directly outside the pub are only in force from June-September. Therefore, parking here is permitted at all other times.
  • Public Transit
    Bus 407 Cardigan-Poppit
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
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