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The Red Lion at Pendoylan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Welsh, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
+44 1446 760690
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We returned on Sunday for lunch as we have been a few times before and lunch was outstanding. This Sunday however lunch was nowhere near the fantastic experience we have always had. On previous visits for Sunday lunch we have been served dishes of flavoursome honey roasted carrots, buttered cabbage infused with pesto, crispy roasties and a jug of delicious... More 

South Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and fiancee recently had a celebration meal with 50 friends and family at The Red Lion. We had the room upstairs to ourselves and we decorated it to our taste. Prior to this Carmella who organised it all was very easy and sufficient to contact via phone and email with any queries i had. All out friends and family... More 

Thank racheled88
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff, service was quick and attentitive. Warm, cosy atmosphere. The four of us enjoyed a three course meal, very tasty and great presentation. Highly recommended.

Thank hrcoyns
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife for our wedding anniversary lunch with a touch of class. Food was great. We had roast beef on bed of succulent veg and well presented Yorkshire pudding. We also had a lovely starter and mouthwatering desserts. Service was great and although restaurant area is little dated service made it up.

Thank sandip R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been regulars at this establishment. We have had wonderful service and the food is fabulous. They cater for all types of foodies including a gluten free meals and snacks. I would urge anybody who enjoy good food to give this establishment a try. They can also cater for small and large parties i.e Birthdays /Wedding... More 

Thank Dougsmobile
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 December 26, 2016

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 

Thank chrisandbrenda2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 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 

Thank ellebtn
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank lulu52
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Richard H
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $26
British, Pub, Welsh, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pendoylan, Cardiff CF71 7UJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 760690
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?