The Barons Court on the edge of Penarth has been taken over by new management . After being run by the Toby carvery group for years which closed back in 2018.  The old castle building on Penarth Road with views over Ely River has been bought by local owners and internally refurbished to a very high contemporary standard.


Local entrepreneurs Jayne Haywood & Jemma Evans will launch their first restaurant and bar, Barons Court, in Penarth.

The owners are currently breathing new life into the much-loved historical gem before its launch on Saturday 7thAugust. The Barons Court is the oldest standing building in the Penarth area, and they are restoring it in the authentic, vintage-charm style that the Grade 2 listed building lends itself so well to.

Jayne & Jemma are working with award winning Head Chef Chris O’Brien who will ensure the smart bar & dining venture features a classic, yet contemporary, menu of farm-fresh dishes which push the boundaries of traditional cooking, using local ingredients wherever possible. The revived menu has been developed to offer something for everyone with an emphasis on simple unassuming meals sourced from local suppliers, offering meals all the family can enjoy together.



Jayne said “I’m thrilled to be opening this exciting new venture in Penarth. And collaborating with Chris for our menu is a dream come true. His imagination and skills can be seen throughout our carefully thought out menus, which focus on freshly prepared, innovative dishes that will visually delight and give our customers a wonderful dining experience. As well as our restaurant & bar menu, Chris has also come up with a creative menu of succulent Sunday roasts, all of which can be enjoyed while sipping Champagne, or enjoying a creative cocktail, a cool beer, or a favourite glass of wine.”


Jemma said “As a free house, we’ve enjoyed the independence of choosing a wide range of beers and wines without being tied to one supplier; our drinks have been chosen with our customers in mind and to complement Chris’ creative dishes. The bar vibe will be industrial chic; somewhere to equally enjoy after-work drinks, a family get together, or a special celebration cocktail.”



Experienced Bar & Restaurant Manager, Barrie Cook, is looking forward to overseeing an enthusiastic team who are passionate about providing excellent freshly cooked food, outstanding service and an unrivalled guest experience. He added “We can’t wait to open. We have the ideal fusion of flavours; and the combination of great fresh food and delicious drinks, in such a wonderful setting, will undoubtedly satisfy any appetite. We look forward to seeing you soon, and to becoming your new favourite place to eat and drink.”


The Barons Court is open from the 7th August at the bar will be open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm – 11pm Serving food 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm on Wednesday to Saturday, and 12pm – 4pm on Sundays (Sunday roasts)

For all bookings & enquiries call us on 029 2000 1231 

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