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Traditional pub serving great food and an excellent range of drinks.

About Us

Famous for our real ales and mouthwatering menus.

contact us

247 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9PP

02920 667135

Opening hours

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

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sat // 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking / dining
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Sky Sports
  • Function room available
  • Darts
  • Skittles
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
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Enjoy a warm welcome

We’re perfectly situated in leafy Pontcanna, a stones throw from Cardiff City Centre. Proud of our vast array of real ales, and mouthwatering food, we are the perfect choice for business lunches and personal dining.

Why not enjoy a refreshing pint in front of our open log fire. Or, when the weather is good, enjoy a relaxing lunch with friends in our courtyard and dine al fresco!

If you’re keen on sports, you’ll be in good company. Watch top sporting events on our large screens and cheer on your team.

We are also proud to offer a fantastic range of function and event packages to cater for all occasions. From formal, three course sit-down meals with arrival drinks, to an evening buffet with accompanying entertainment, we would love you to see what we have to offer.

For your no-obligation appointment with our special events coordinator, contact us on 029 2066 7135 or email



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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