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The Pen and Wig

$$ - $$$
Cathays
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ, Wales
+44 29 2037 1217
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked a table here a month ago for 11 people to celebrate my sons 2nd birthday and even over the phone the staff couldnt help enough and today was no exception. From the minute we walked in the staff were extremely welcoming; especially Sion who went out of his way to make my son's birthday so special and could... More 

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Thank Michael B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to pub for great ale and great food! Always such a great atmosphere, my favourite! Can't wait for the summer so I can make full use of their lovely beer garden

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2 Thank RachaelSimms
Tenby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited twice over the weekend to watch the Wales/France rugby Farce, then for Sunday Lunch. Saturday, settled in for a few drinks at a table with a reasonable view of the telly. The tables had been noted as reserved for 8:30 pm when it was only early afternoon, it was a bit strange and did put some people off until... More 

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3 Thank TenbyJohn
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've booked a table for a group of us for the last Autumn internationals and the 2 recent 6 Nations games. On each occasion our table has been ready for us and the food has come promptly despite the fact that they were extremely busy. Even better was the choice of beers and the way in which everyone is able... More 

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2 Thank Jon S
Maplewood, N.J.
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday roast for a tired traveler, but be sure to get here early. We arrived just before 5 p.m., and they only had five roasts left. Everything was really good, though.

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1 Thank Jonah W
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been meeting friends here for a pre rugby match beer and a meal for some years now. Visited again last Friday evening and had a few pints in the beer garden out back. Was surprised to see that despite a packed pub they still offered a full , normal , menu. Well done. And no price hikes for... More 

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1 Thank ClaygateFoodie
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit I've always liked this pub ever since it opened. However haven't been in a very long time so called in yesterday. Fantastic selection of beers etc had a pint of Tenby Harbour Amber ale which was very acceptable. weather was foul but on a good day this place wouldbe a good find. Nice touch with the... More 

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Thank johnbute
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Thank you Johnbute for your comments , we always get a great selection of local and out of town brewers supplying our ale . Feel free to pop back in to try them again. Kind Regards Sion Partridge Deputy Manager. More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

This pub is fine for a stop off for a pint and a packet of crisps as you pass. We have never managed to visit when we are able to get food. The staff are friendly, and it can get quite busy.

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Thank Sheep_green
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Thank you Sheep_green for your review .Please feel free to join us anytime we are launching a new menu in March , hopefully you will get a chance to pop on in and sample it . Kind Regards Sion Deputy Manager More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

We called in as a family for a nightcap, after a meal in a nearby restaurant on a Thursday evening. The place was buzzing with a mixture of students and more mature drinkers. The bar staff were friendly & prices reasonable. Will return when next in the area.

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Thank Lindylovestotravel
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lindy . The staff here are always willing to serve with a friendly smile on their faces , they are a credit to the business. Feel free to stop on by anytime , we also offer a full food menu till 10 pm should you want to make an evening of it with us on... More 

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

It's a pub, albeit a slightly gastro-pub, but it delivered exactly what we wanted and expected in all regards. Excellent service, a sense of humour, the ability to deviate from the set menu, punctuality and excellent taste. Overall and excellent lunch for 6 family members. Well done team Pen and Wig!

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1 Thank vickmo91
Geraint H, General Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your great review. We hope to see you back again soon. Geraint More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff>  > Cathays
  • Neighborhood: Cathays
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2037 1217
Description
At The Pen and Wig we have something to suit every occasion. Whether it's a relaxing haven from shopping, a place to meet friends or colleagues from work or to simply find a quiet corner to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?