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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Let it go, let it go !!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Andrew C
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Windsor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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mid glamorgan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit and we were plesantly surprised. The food was very good and staff were very friendly. It was very busy and we had a bit of a wait for desert but the waitress kept us updated and was very apologetic. Will def visit again. We had the bass and monk fish, both were absolutely stunning. All in all... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

have visited a few times and not disappointed with either food or service... living social deals offer good value too

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went here last night after my mum bought a living social voucher. When we arrived it was pretty quiet, table was booked for 7.30 but didn't actually get seated until almost 8. For some reason there were only two staff working on a bank holiday weekend Saturday evening! Once we were seated and placed our orders the food came out... More 

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south wales
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had a very nice meal here with my good lady. I had the steak and deb had Hake. Both meals were superb and could not be faulted. Meals are not large but focused on quality. Only a small menu which normally means a good chance of high quality and we were not disapointed Our particular waitress was exceptionally friendly, pleasant... More 

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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 - 33
  • 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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