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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food,lovely setting an excellent service.

Party of four attended on a voucher bought for me as a Christmas present. Had heard that it was worth a visit and wasn't disapointe . A very warm welcome in a lovely setting. Very good choice on the menu with a choice of daily specials. The food arrived promptly,was hot and delicious. The young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
graaham501davies
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Pontypridd
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Pontypridd
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Party of four attended on a voucher bought for me as a Christmas present. Had heard that it was worth a visit and wasn't disapointe . A very warm welcome in a lovely setting. Very good choice on the menu with a choice of daily specials. The food arrived promptly,was hot and delicious. The young waitresses were very helpful and... More 

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Thank graaham501davies
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ridiculously small portions which were highly overpriced.Miserable staff ,who were in general unsmiling and unwelcoming. I would not visit this public house again and would not recommend it to any of my friends.

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Thank christine1972290
CarmellaRed, Manager at The Red Lion at Pendoylan, responded to this review

Hello Christine, We are always keen for feedback on the product we deliver here at The Red Lion, and we thank you for taking the time to do so, and apologise that the experience didn't leave you satisfied. We are having difficulty recalling any occasion where this may have happened; as you can see from our other reviews, these comments... More 

Grand Baie
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely country pub style restaurant. Nice cosy bar area and separate eating area. Food was good standard- we both ordered steak which was cooked as requested and was lovely. Reasonable sized portions. Camembert sharer is recommended! We used our gourmet society card and received 20% off our total bill inc drinks.

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Thank nikki269
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 10 including 3 children. The food was delicious and there was a great choice. What really made the evening for us was the service - nothing was too much trouble. We were told from the outset that there were smaller portions available for the children and when they didn't suit my daughter the proprietor took... More 

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1 Thank Claire B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting menu always something a bit different to try. Portions don't look very big but left very full and happy.

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Thank Darin C
Barry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to this establishment a couple of years ago and enjoyed a midday meal with relatives, my family were treated to a special occasion evening dinner last autumn and having enjoyed the food and surroundings within the inn so much, we decided to book a family Christmas dinner for five persons for 21st December. On the occasion the inn... More 

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Thank Brian M
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is excellent. Like the layout as it has a restaurant tucked away from the bar / lounge area. Service is really friendly and nice.

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Thank djdave007
London
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of my meal at a recent family night out. The Blade of Beef was delicious and the overall value for money was very good. We went on a Monday night, which normally they are closed on so there was only a 'limited' menu, but what we got was really good, I would definitely... More 

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Thank JB39
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Having recently discovered this out of the way restaurant I was anxious to return. There is no disputing the high quality of the food, however my recent experience left a less than pleasant taste in my mouth. I visited with a 'taste card' having booked a Christmas menu for £19.95 per person. I phoned prior to arriving and was admittedly... More 

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

Very few people disappoint with their behavior, quite in the manor that you did on your most recent visit. The staff tried to explain to you both prior to your visit and on the night, that you were not eligible for a discount on your meal, as you had eaten from our set Christmas Party Menu. When you tried to... More 

Cardiff
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

4th time here now and it never fails relaxed friendly atmosphere with great food and drinks choice, love the place

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Restaurant Details

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 - 31
  • Cuisine: British, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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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