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Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
+44 1446 760690
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 97
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 27
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  • 12
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  • 15
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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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Treorchy, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If I'm honest I prefer Sun lunch at home. So I am a little 'particular' when it comes to going out for it? Don't like the pile-em-high approach to veg you see in some places. The Red Lion is not in that group, but there was something missing. Maybe it was the beef that had a texture of having been... More 

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

We pride ourselves on our Sunday lunch and so this is disappointing for us. The Beef you ate was slow cooked beef knuckle, hence the soft meat; granted it was a new cut for us to use, however the comments we received on the day about it were really positive. It's a shame it wasn't to your taste. As you... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a frequent destination for us, it is a relaxed pub/restaurant at the top of the range. The food is always top rate, the service attentive, in a lovely country setting. They currently have good deals on a Thursday night (meals for two plus wine) and Sunday lunches are really a treat. We shall be there again soon.

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Absolutely scrumptious Cuisine! staff welcoming and very warm and helpful; Have never tasted pigeon until eating at the Red Lion and have become a quite a fan; the black pudding starter was exceptional and manager very helpful when choosing wine for the night. Cheese board and creme brulee completed a wonderful night of yummy scrumptiousness!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went here earlier last month after some advice from friends local to the area. Set in a stunningly beautiful part of the world the establishment is lovingly kept with a modern kind of feel. Service was lovely,but kitchen let it down, the food is trying a bit too hard to keep up with what they perceive to be the trend,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ate here on 9 May, 4 couples, what a lovely atmosphere and when the food arrived we were all thrilled with our choices. The menu is not extensive (made it easier to choose) and everything we sampled was cooked to perfection, we were last to leave the restaurant and had a night cap at the bar, we were last to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wishing to treat friends we took them to the Red Lion for what we hoped would be something special. The surroundings are modern and simple with a lovely atmosphere. The food was to a very high standard with excellent service. A very good choice and a lovely evening. We have been back since just to treat ourselves.

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Additional Information about The Red Lion at Pendoylan

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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