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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

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Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
+44 1446 760690
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A sympathetically refurbished and well presented stone built country pub...
A sympathetically refurbished and well presented stone built country pub, serving modern British and European cuisine; traditional dishes coupled with inventive flavour combinations, that change with the seasons, and the very best of local produce. Delicious food, modestly priced.
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 12
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just a very small correction and it would have been perfect.

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Red Lion on a Wednesday evening, pre-dinner drinks were good, sat outside on a lovely early summer evening. Called into dinner a little early, could have done with another beer to get my taste buds in gear. Unusually my wife and I chose same starter and main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Living Social Deal. The food here is superb. We had the Bream as a main course beautifully prepared and presented. Service excellent. Will definitely be back!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Called here for Sunday lunch on two occasions recently. Food good standard but served quiet cool for a roast lunch. I felt that the meal was spoilt by the activities nearby, phone ringing and calls being taken, booking details overheard, cutlery being sorted glasses and plates stacked.The restaurant area was let down by this as it felt like we were... More 

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CarmellaRed, Manager at The Red Lion at Pendoylan, responded to this review

It's a shame that you have not found our Sunday atmosphere to your liking. With us being a gastro-pub, rather than a traditional restaurant set up, we do not have a receptionist/reception area, and so we must answer portable telephones around the building; this cannot be avoided, especially when we are busy. Sunday lunch is often a very fast-paced day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went here for the first time tonight. We did book in advance as there were 7 of us. Lovely building very clean inside and the candle light creates a nice atmosphere. Food was fantastic. The parsnip coconut and chilli soup. ( soup of the day today) was smooth with a fiery kick. Such a unusual combination. All the food we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food was brilliant 1st class service was excellent and we only stumbled on it on way home from Cardiff airport . would highly recommend it

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Terrible.... beef dinner was a total dissapointment. Beef was far too chewy, and cut far too thick. My mum asked for chicken, she was served two, small, chicken legs? Never have i known chicken legs served on a sunday roast? No broccoli, peas or cauliflower. And then to top it off, 3 eaton messes were ordered.... served was a mix... More 

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CarmellaRed, Manager at The Red Lion at Pendoylan, responded to this review

I'm really disappointed to have woken to this review this morning, and I shall explain to you why... I'll firstly tackle the chicken 'issue'; The chicken we serve is almost always a half on the bone, and I have never ever had anyone complain that it's on the bone. At no point did you ask if it was a breast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We held our Wedding Reception here on the 20th June 2015. I cannot praise the staff highly enough for looking after us on our special day. The food was superb, as was the service. There was nothing we asked that was too much trouble. With special thanks to Carmella, Mark and Chloe and all the waitresses that day. It was... More 

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CarmellaRed, Manager at The Red Lion at Pendoylan, responded to this review

Thank you Phil, thank you Judy, firstly for taking the time to write us such kind words, and secondly for being a delight to work with for your big day. Mark & I are absolutely over the moon that you enjoyed your special day so much- that's exactly what the hard work is for! Wishing you all the best for... More 

Treorchy, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The service was good,scallops o.k.The sunday beef dinner was poor,no roast potatoes beef was tough, Yorkshire pud was average,if you like aldente veggies this is the place for you.£43.00 for two, one glass of wine ,small bottle of Coors.Will not be back.

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CarmellaRed, Manager at The Red Lion at Pendoylan, responded to this review

Firstly I'd like to apologise that you did not enjoy your meal. The roast does include roast potatoes- if they were missing, it would have been an honest mistake. With regard to the problems you seemed to have had, and having spoken with my assistant manager this morning, none of the issues you have mentioned were raised with staff at... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went as a party of 6 on some of us had the 2 course meal and others had the 3 courses. Firstly, the staff just could not do enough for us. We were always asked if we wanted to order more drinks etc and were never sat waiting to be served or tended to. The staff are a credit... More 

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Red Lion on a Wednesday evening, pre-dinner drinks were good, sat outside on a lovely early summer evening. Called into dinner a little early, could have done with another beer to get my taste buds in gear. Unusually my wife and I chose same starter and main, the mushroom stuffed with goat's cheese was... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Dropped into the Re Lion not having booked for Sunday lunch with my husband and daughter. They were most accommodating an although fully booked offered us a place if we could be out by 2,30 - no problem it was only 12.30 when we went in. The owner/manger was really lovely . Food - the menus starer was a little... More 

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Address: Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1446 760690
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
Average Prices: USD 12 - 33
Cuisine: European, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 760690

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 33
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

A sympathetically refurbished and well presented stone built country pub, serving modern British and European cuisine; traditional dishes coupled with inventive flavour combinations, that change with the seasons, and the very best of local produce. Delicious food, modestly priced.

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