Llywelyn's Pub in Wildwood Opens
TAKE PHOTO TOUR: Llywelyn's sixth pub just opened for business Tuesday evening at 2490 Taylor Road in the Dierbergs shopping plaza in Wildwood. Llywelyn’s is Celtic for "Good Times!”
Céad Míle Fáilte! Online translations indicate this Celtic phrase means: "100,000 Welcomes." Customers at a new restaurant in Wildwood may hear it whispered many times from the pub's 45-plus employees.
The 6,400-square-foot building, now opened as Llywelyn's Pub in Wildwood, features a 3,200-square-foot patio with outside bar, a gameroom for kids of all ages, and banquet space for events. Overall, it has three distinct and separate areas for dining or private events. The pub's patio in Wildwood can seat 150-plus people.
Llywelyn's Pub is said to have some of the best Celtic/American fare in the St. Louis area. They feature fresh daily chef specials. In general, the menu covers appetizers, soups, salads, flatbread dishes, sandwiches and burgers. Their traditional "pub fare" includes:
- Bangers & Mashed
- Fish & Chips
- Chef's Cottage Pie
- Cabbage rolls
- Shepherd's Pie
- Irish Stew
- Pub Curry
For craft beer lovers, Llywelyn’s Pub in Wildwood, boasts more than 45 beers on draught and 30-plus more in bottle.
Amanda Mulherin, a Wildwood resident and Dierbergs employee, said the Irish Stew she ordered Wednesday was excellent—both in taste and in receiving it within 10 minutes on her 30-minute lunch break. "I've been at another Llywelyn’s, and wanted to eat at this one for a while now. It was really good."
Mulherin said Llywelyn's customers "need to be OK with pub food," but that she thought it was good quality. "The bread was fantastic, and it's a nice atmosphere."
The Game Room can be used for casual dining and playing arcade games. It's particularly suited for team events or birthday parties. Arcades include hunting, golf and motorcycles games, which take cash or credit cards.
The Pub Room features soft, light mahogany walls, and seating for up to 75 people.
Llywelyn’s Pub in Wildwood also has 13 big-screen televisions on which to watch the games, numerous tables for groups of 10 or more people, and an expansive, antique bar.
Playful, folksy jigs play in the background, giving the ambiance an international flair right from the middle of Wildwood.
See previous articles leading up to this pub's grand opening:
Hours of the Wildwood pub location:
- Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Llywelyn’s Pub was opened in St. Louis in 1975 at 4747 McPherson by Jack Brangle. In 1997, the present ownership of Llywelyn's, owners Chris Marshall, Scott Kemper, and Brett Bennett, acquired the Pub. The theme was expanded to include both Irish and Scottish selections and Llywelyn’s became a “Celtic” Pub. In 2003, Llywelyn’s opened in an old, converted machine shop in historic Webster Groves. The Soulard area was the next target for expansion with the opening of a Llywelyn’s Pub in the winter of 2006 and featuring two full-service bars. In 2010, Llywelyn's Pub opened its doors on Main Street in historic St. Charles. Placed in the old National Bank Building, the pub features seating in the old vault and an expansive patio overlooking the Missouri River. Another pub was opened in the village of WingHaven in O'Fallon, MO, in the spring of 2011.