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Maltsters, Llandaff

Exceptional, traditional pub located a short stroll from historic Llandaff Cathedral.

About Us

Exceptional, traditional pub located a short stroll from the historic Llandaff Cathedral and Cardiff city centre.

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42-44 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DS

02920 333096

Opening hours

  • Mon - Thurs // 09:00 - 23:00
  • Fri - Sat // 09:00 - 00:00
  • Sun // 09:00 - 22.30

Food service hours

  • Daily // 12:00 - 22:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Accommodation available
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
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Passionate about food

Situated in the heart of the Cathedral city of Llandaff, Maltsters is just minutes from the heart of Cardiff city centre. A boutique hotel, which combines the traditional inn feel with contemporary and modern style.

A range of real ales, continental beers and fine wines is complemented by our menu offering a mixture of seasonal and traditional dining favourites.

Local area

Located minutes from the bustling city centre of Cardiff, there is an abundance of things to see and do when visiting The Maltsters. Some of our favourites include watching a live concert at St David’s Hall, seeing a show at the Wales Millennium Centre, watching a game of rugby at the famous Principality Stadium, doing a spot of shopping in Saint David’s 2 shopping centre or taking a walk around the beautiful Llandaff cathedral and Pontcanna fields.


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.

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