The Ferry Inn

4.7
209 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 third year running.

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.

Support The Ferry Inn during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 209 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AliB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never lets us down. We changed our reservation several times and last minute to accommodate 2 extra and they couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. We have a lovely table in my favourite part of the restaurant. Was a magical end to a special day. Thanks all at The Ferry, we’ll see you again soon.

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RhianD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly helpful service - fantastic range of GF food

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Redmoonrider
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place, friendly helpful staff and lovely food. Location excellent.

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Heddm
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, great food and amazing views highly recommend.

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ArthurS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were greeted with a warm welcome and showed to our table which overlooks the river Teifi. The internal décor was well suited to the name with memorabilia from various years. All the staff were superb and service was amazing. The atmosphere of the Ferry Inn was lovely and it was an idyllic end to a long weekend in St Dogmaels. The only reason why I marked the food down slightly is that my Belly Pork was rather tough and the topping was also. My wife's vegan meal was amazing and both meals were plentiful (so much so we couldn't move after and we only had a main course) I would highly recommend the Ferry Inn and is within easy walking from St Dgmaels itself or Cardigan.

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ElaineW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely location on the river although view restricted due to Covid-19 restrictions but that’ is unavoidable to at least experience the excellent food on offer

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Daitom
Isles of Scilly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always the food and service was excellent. Great outdoor seating to watch the wildlife. Two noisy families did spoil the ambiance a little.

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JamesT
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very pleasant. Quality food. Great setting. Recommended

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CT123
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience4

Pork was over cooked and crackling was soggy. New potatoes massively over cooked

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LesleyR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish, wonderful food and a glorious view

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NickC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic setting overlooking the river. Very friendly staff and excellent food. Booking essential but well worth it.

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JayneT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely lunch seated by the window overlooking the river. Was very enjoyable, and would recommend ti highly.

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PaulB
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff, the settings and view are superb, the food was quality and a good selection of real ales. If I lived local this would be my regular place to eat.

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karenp
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit won’t be the last. Lovely place, great atmosphere attentive staff good one way system for Covid restrictions. Food was excellent and plentiful

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JulietJ
Mid Wales
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had pork belly and sticky toffee pudding all very delicious and large portions We will definitely be returning

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stephenf
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Venue , Great Quality Food as always. Good welcome & attentive staff - Good choice on Drinks & Draft Beers looked after . Highly recommend a visit , Not Cheap Eating but not over priced either , Food is Good Value for Money .

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AnetteG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food good,portions generous. COVID restrictions adhered to

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SusanM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We have been here many times and always enjoyed our meals, however we were very disappointed with this visit. We had to wait 55 minutes for our main course and the spare ribs were so tough we had to ask for the chef to cut them for us. Even then the meat was only just edible. It took a further 20 minutes for the waitress to inform us that one of our dessert choices was not available. Will not be returning any time soon

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at the Inn the last two nights and very much enjoyed both meals and the venue. Would recommend this place to all in the area and those like us visiting the area for the first time

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Kate
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall we were happy with the food. However, 2 of our party had the pork ribs from the special menu. One had very little meat and was very disappointing. The puddings were tasty, but fairly expensive. Server was friendly and helpful.

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Chris
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meat eater must try the Tomahawk. It was beautiful

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JustM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and great service! Thoroughly recommend

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MaryE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The young man, could have been a restaurant manager was absolutely lovely so was the lady who greeted me, she could have been an owner or a senior manager. The dressed crab meal was delicious. They greeted myself and my Bichon Berty exceptionally well. Will definitely return on my next visit and will mention the Ferry Inn to friends 😊

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Dinnerdolly
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food quick service and they made sure my dog was fed and made welcome

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KathrynH
Mid Wales
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Best food ever, lovely views over the river and plenty of wild life

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MargaretG
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant, staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely meal for lunch . Dog friendly with great views of the estuary.

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Oscar
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely views, friendly staff, delicious food!! What more could you want?

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

There are some places you go where nothing is too much trouble, this was not one of those places. We felt like we were just an inconvenience.

General attitude of the staff was poor and seemed like they didn’t want to be there. No friendliness or welcome or like they were happy to have you there after all this time being closed. Marred the overall experience.

Arrived earlier than reservation on off chance we could eat earlier or just have drinks. They could accommodate us but the guy that greeted us made a real mountain of a molehill. The table management seemed poor. As there were lots of empty tables with great views we asked to move which they accommodated but we heard grumblings from other dinners who had asked the same and obviously denied despite the fact there were empty tables with the better views.

We wanted to order a special main, the dressed crab, to come first to share before having our actual mains, the waiting staff had to ask the chef for some reason, again felt like an inconvenience then told no we can’t order as a ‘starter’ even though we weren’t asking for it as a starter size portion!

Ordered the tomahawk steak which was really nicely cooked but the chips tasted of oil & had burnt bits at bottom of bowl like they’d been cooked over & over, and the side order of coleslaw was tiny considering it was £3.50 extra.

All the food seemed a little overpriced and that’s coming from 2 people who are used to London prices.

The view makes this place (if you can see it!).

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JudiC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Ferry Inn is a super pub right on the river. Although a little on the expensive side we had a most enjoyable evening, the food was very good and we booked again in the week for another evening to try more on the menu.All too good to miss.

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Delilah
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Ferry for being so kind when we were half an hour late! So sorry - we are all usually very organised x

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IanJ
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked our meal online, and were very pleased when we found that we were seated by the window over-looking the river. An excellent choice of menu options, and all our meals were delicious.

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Eleanor
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, would be nice if there was some quiet music but didn’t impact our enjoyment!

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MarkB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food served by lovely people with outstanding views. We have been going to here for the last 3 years and it never disappoints.

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Gareth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday dinner here is absolutely cracking. Staff are very accommodating and friendly and great spot for views

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely - we were expecting traditional pub grub but this was more interesting. Roast mackerel was superb. Staff friendly & efficient.

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MichelleC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening, great tasty well presented food and made to feel very welcome by the staff. Highly recommended.

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ManonH
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and brilliant service. Would highly recommend.

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PeterD
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very dog friendly, staff were very polite and friendly, reasonable menu choice. We were booked on an outside table, but because it was raining we were moved to a table that was undercover.

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JonathanG
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

great food - well cooked

made to wait outside 10 minutes in the cold from 11.55am to 12.05 when our on-line booking was for 12.00

waitresses clearly new and inexperienced but tried their very best

FAQs

The Ferry Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

The Ferry Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/MLD1CADFEYJKT/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.