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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

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$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Welsh, Bar
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Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
+44 1446 760690
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant before in the evening and been very pleased and it is very busy. My partner wanted us to have a Christmas lunch together.I phoned up and asked if they had a table for two for the following day.The young lady said she had and asked what time would i like. I asked for one o'clock... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner and were really impressed! We sat in the bar area which was cosy before being seated in the restaurant. The waitresses were very friendly and attentive. I had the mushrooms in a Stilton sauce to start which was superb! The mushrooms were chunky and flavoursome and the sauce was divine! For main we had the... More 

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penrhiwceiber
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Had our Sunday lunch there 2weeks ago and it was smashing. The Red Lion is a lovely old fashioned pub with a great atmosphere. Went with our best friends and will definitely be going again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The Red Lion has had a reputation for good quality food for a long while. Visited with wife for lunch and we were not disappointed. To be critical, the restaurant area was quite cold. I appreciate the weather was a bit chilly but the owners should have planned with placement if heaters. Good selection of fare on a varied menu.... More 

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We have been here a number of times for Sunday lunch and it is consistently good. The staff are friendly, efficient and accommodating. The decor is pleasant modern country style and it is well designed. I would advise booking in advance as they are always busy, but they will try their best to find room for you.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent choices. £14.50 for 2 courses, and good value as delicious, inspired menu. My monkfish starter was delightful followed by excellent Bream. Lovely atmosphere and diligent, helpful staff. Lots of families dining, all enjoying the fine food. We will return.

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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I recently attended a wedding at the Red Lion. It has a lovely atmosphere and the staff couldn't be more friendly. Food was excellent quality and there was a real sense of occasion.

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Pontypridd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Went for my wife's birthday with our daughter and her boyfriend and have to say we had the most fantastic meal we have had in a long time. The pub itself is a traditional country pub with a real open fire. The welcome by the staff and the service is second to none. As for the food don't take my... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The quality of food, dining atmosphere and attentive but unobtrusive service, resulted in this being a superb midweek treat for myself and teenage son. A local gem to behold!!! First visit but will definitely return very soon. Accepts Taste card too!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

When you drive past you're not quite sure what you'll get but venture in and be prepared to be impressed. Good selection of food with interesting local elements. Beautifully prepared and presented using excellent ingredients. Great atmosphere and decor. Deserves to be a success

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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
$10 - $26
Cuisine
British, Pub, Welsh, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 760690
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?