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A classic 16th -17th Century coach house which is at the heart of the Community.

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A classic 16th -17th Century coach house which is at the heart of the Community.

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1-3 Birchgrove Road, Cardiff, CF14 1RR

02920 311319

Opening hours

  • Sun - Thurs // 12:00 - 23:00
  • Fri - Sat // 11:30 - 23:30

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sat // 12:00 - 21:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 20:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Garden outside dining
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Sky Sports
  • BT Sport
  • Families Welcome
  • Darts
  • Skittles
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Enjoy a warm welcome

The Birchgrove is built upon a classic 16th-17th Century coach house.
We’re a heart-of-the-community pub that dominates the crossroads in the centre of Birchgrove, serving fantastic food, drinks and entertainment all week long.

Get involved
We’re the home of #realwelshlegend John Parsons, who has been the quiz master at the Birchgrove for the last 26 years! There is nothing John doesn’t know, so come along with your team and pitch your knowledge at our weekly quiz night on a Sunday evening.
For those that like a challenge, there is the indoor skittle alley and darts board for a little bit of friendly competition. If you are after something a little more competitive, how about joining our Monday darts league?
When the weekend arrives, get involved in our weekly live music entertainment on a Saturday night! This may even result in impromptu dancing, so impress us with your moves.
Tuesday and Thursday nights are home to the Redtooth Poker league – come and join in the fun.

We also have two beer gardens to enjoy. One situated at the front where you can watch the world go by, and our second is in the rear enclosed courtyard which is perfect for enjoying the good weather (when it arrives!).

Boasting a 10 screen sports viewing facility, showcasing all the latest games and fixtures from BT and Sky Sports, there is no need to miss out on your favourite sporting action. So why not eat, drink and relax while you keep your fingers crossed your team!

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The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

Facilities at this pub

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