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Black Lion, Llandaff

Within easy walking distance of the City Centre, offering the perfect pre-match starting point.

About Us

Situated within the heart of Llandaff, on the fringes of Cardiff city centre, lies the traditional and community-valued Black Lion.

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49 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DQ

02920 567312

Opening hours

  • Mon - Thurs // 12;00 - 23:00
  • Fri - Sat // 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 23:00

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sun // 12:00 - 18:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Dog Friendly
  • Sky Sports
  • Free Wifi
  • BT Sport
  • Families Welcome
  • Darts
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Traditional Character

Situated within the heart of Llandaff, on the fringes of Cardiff city centre lies this traditional and community-valued pub, the Black Lion.

Within easy walking distance of the City Centre and the major sporting stadiums hosting Rugby, Football and Cricket, this is the perfect pre-match starting point.

Our fortnightly Friday night live music event is well known and well enjoyed! Come and check it out for yourself.

For those into their sports, we show all the latest fixtures both National and International from Sky Sports and BT Sports.  The atmosphere on match days is unprecedented! Why go anywhere else?


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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