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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Looked great lacked substance.

The decor was attractive and welcoming. We were disappointed with the food which was average. Starters we had the cured meat platter. The ciabatta was very good but there were only two very small pieces. The other starter was the cumin and orange lamb salad. Unfortunately we could taste... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
John E
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Swansea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The decor was attractive and welcoming. We were disappointed with the food which was average. Starters we had the cured meat platter. The ciabatta was very good but there were only two very small pieces. The other starter was the cumin and orange lamb salad. Unfortunately we could taste neither the orange or cumin in what was a small lamb... More 

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

We are always keen for feedback on the product we deliver here at The Red Lion, & I'm glad you found the surroundings to be pleasant. If you found the meat board starter displeasing, that is a shame, however the points raised are new to us; this is our second biggest selling starter and we have had no complaints with... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We live relatively locally to this pub and have eaten here several times. It has the potential to be so much better. Staff are generally very friendly although today there were a couple of new faces who were not so welcoming. The sign outside said Sunday lunch 12-3, we turned up at 2, most of the tables in the bar... More 

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

I can only apologise that on this occassion, it took a bit of time to get you to a table. I know that yesterday the staff were a little stretched as our sous chef was off work, I replaced him in the kitchen, rather that being out front, and we took before you, far more covers than we had expected... More 

South Wales, UK
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Have visited Red Lion for lunch on several occasions with my husband but yesterday visited with a friend for lunch using Living Social voucher. Food as usual was excellent. Staff friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Seating in the restaurant is good and seats are comfortable but the one thing we found yesterday, we were cold! It did not... More 

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Cardiff
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were here for a family birthday and everyone enjoyed their lunch. There was a good choice of roasts and I had a mixture of beef, lamb and pork which was really good. The range of vegetables was very good and very nicely cooked, and nice gravy. Deserts were good and there was a decent selection of wines. Service was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited the pub for my birthday meal and were given a lovely cheery welcome. The service was great, and the waitress was well informed about all the dishes. We had a small issue in that 2 of the party ordered gammon and the waitress came back out to tell us they weren't happy with the quality of the meat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had a lovely meal at the red lion today food tasted lovely and fresh , sevice was very good and friendly would go back again

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

visited the Red Lion Friday 19th December in a party of four. Every bit of food that was put in front of us was absolutely perfect! The menu was so interesting and adventurous, wanted to order everything on it. Our waitresses were so helpful with our choices and nothing was too much trouble. Nothing was microwaved and the prices were... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We visited the Red Lion today for lunch. A party of 4 was catered for by charming attentive staff. The food was exceptional for a pub. The fish was a piece of chunky cod, cooked to perfection on a bed of leeks with a home made outstanding fish cake. Delicious! The lamb dish melted in the mouth. The ambience was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Absolutely superb meal and attentive and charming service. Excellent value and quality for money. I would highly recommend and we will be going again.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Recently refurbished old village pub. Wood fires, good selection of wines and beers plus some local brews. We also ate in the Restaurant, the food is presented beautifully, seasoned well and reasonably priced. The portions a VERY generous and the staff very welcoming and professional whilst remaining very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 32
  • Cuisine: European, British

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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