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Pen and Wig Pub

#415 of 1,015 Places to Eat in Cardiff
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Cathays
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1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ, Wales
029 2037 1217
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good real ale

Real ales change regularly, good old town pub. Upstairs function room and bar. Large outside seating area. TV sports.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Geoff R
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Real ales change regularly, good old town pub. Upstairs function room and bar. Large outside seating area. TV sports.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good for the summer. Big, bright sunny outside seating area at the back. Great selection of beers and ciders. Friendly staff.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The beer has been up and down for a few years, but recently I had a lovely pint of Cerridwen by Celt in Pen and Wig. Honestly I'm used to disinterested bar staff, but it's been a while since I came across some that are actively rude. Avoid, we are currently spoiled for choice in Cardiff for good beer and... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have been visiting the Pen and Wig for about 5 or 6 years and it never disappoints. From the great choice of beers to the wonderful food, the experience is always enjoyable. The staff are friendly and courteous - always important these days.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

By some margin the worst meal I have had for some time. The high price is in inverse proportion to the quality and quantity of the food. The chef seems to have NO idea how to even assemble a half decent salad. The cheesecake is clearly from Macro or some such outlet, none of the food has a homemade taste... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

The gardens really nice on a sunny day, and is always packed. I've had friends eat here and say it's good, and good value for money. The drinks are over priced- I paid £4.15 for a bottle of Crabbies which I thought was very expensive compared to other Cardiff prices. There is also a very rude lady that works there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

What a Jen probably the best roast in town good portions un the veg was hot un fresh .good attentive staff

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went here for a birthday party as a group of 8. We pre-booked and they had only reserved us a table of 7 so we had to go chair hunting in a busy pub..... Good varied menu, very reasonably priced. Comments on the food varied greatly depending on what was ordered. With the starters, the bruschettas were disappointing but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Looking for some pub food while in Cardiff, we came across the Pen & Wig and decided to give it a shot. There is a great selection of beer on tap and we sampled some of the local beer. They also have a good wine selection and ciders on tap too. The food was much to be expected - good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This cool pub which is hidden away near Cathays Park and close to the National Museum is popular with students and white collar workers alike. I visited during lunch time and had a delicious meal of sausages and mash which was reasonably priced. The female staff member that served me (I think her name was Charlotte?) was friendly and recommended... More 

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Additional Information about Pen and Wig Pub

Address: 1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ, Wales
Phone Number: 029 2037 1217
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > Cathays
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > Cathays
  • Neighborhood: Cathays
  • Phone Number: 029 2037 1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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