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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 39
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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First visit but it won't be the last. Great food of a high quality and service from obliging staff. Thoroughly enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

First visit but it won't be the last. Great food of a high quality and service from obliging staff. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent food.Excellent service. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. As a party of 11 people, the overall experience was very good. Speaks were cooked as requested (contrary to other reviewers comments. Would definitely eat there again.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

All of us cleared our plates! We had the pork burger, beef burger, steak, fish and a child's gnocchi ( which our daughter loved! ) Excellent service..excellent food. .Thanks x

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a Living Social Voucher for lunch, the meal was first class as was the service, very pleasant and cheerful staff, they exchanged the first course for a dessert although the voucher stated that it was for a starter and main only, plus a drink. My Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and chatting to the staff. The road... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The service here is brilliant, the pub itself is very tasteful - not what you expect from the outside! The choice of food is excellent, it was well prepared, very tasty and nicely served. It was nice to see something a little different for vegetarians. The only downside was when I got home I remembered what I had ordered and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was my first time at The Red Lion and was meeting other members of the family who had been previously. On arrival first impressions were not good as the exterior of the inn looks shabby and a little uncared for. Entering the bar are was also a little off putting as there was a very strong smell of cleaning... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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 - 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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