Formerly Farthings, the newly re-branded The Penny Farthing Cafe & Wine Bar, which was bought by family-run hospitality group Town & Country 18 months ago, has been given a £100,000 facelift.
The Penny Farthing has invested in a new wine bar, cake fridge, flooring, chairs and fixtures and fittings to update its look as it expands its offering.
Previously only open in the daytime, to coincide with its new extensive wine list, which includes over 50 wines from all over the world, Penny Farthing has extended its opening hours and is now open Thursday through to Saturday until 11pm.
Alongside a new daytime menu, a special menu of small and sharing plates has been created for the evening.
The 80-cover café and wine bar has taken on an additional five staff to support its growth plans and has put together a calendar of events in the lead up to Christmas, which will be developed further in 2016.
Tracy Griffiths, manager of The Penny Farthing Cafe & Wine Bar, said: “While it has always been a popular and long-standing institution on Cowbridge High Street, we felt it was time to give the restaurant a new lease of life.
“We know our loyal customers love our cosy and friendly environment and home-made food so we have only made changes to enhance our offering.
“We’ve freshened up the interior, expanded our wine list and made tweaks to our daytime menu. We’ve also extended our opening hours so that our customers can enjoy a glass of wine, or two, and some sharing platters long into the evening. We’ve already received great feedback from friends and customers and look forward to welcoming many more new customers over the next few months.”
The Town & Country Group is an independently owned hospitality group comprising three characterful hotels – The New House Country Hotel in Cardiff, The Bear Hotel in Cowbridge, Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel in Bridgend, two eateries in Cowbridge – Oscars and The Penny Farthing, and an outside catering company – Town & Country Catering who manage the weddings and functions at The Barn at West Farm and St Donat’s Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan.