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The Retreat

At the heart of the community, serving great ale and food daily.

About Us

You’ll find us on the outskirts of Cardiff, in the centre of Llanederyn. We’re a pub that prides itself on being at the heart of the community and all local events and activities.

contact us

Maelfa, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9PL

02920 407987

Opening hours

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

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sun // 12:00 - 15:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Garden outside dining
  • Sky Sports
  • Free Wifi
  • BT Sport
  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
  • Darts
  • Skittles
  • Pool table
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Lively local

There’s always something going on at the Retreat. If its Summer time our business has a great suntrap patio area where you can catch up with friends and watch the world go by. When the weather is not so great, we can offer you anything from a comfy sofa to a bar stool.

If sport is your passion then let us indulge you. We show sport all day long on our multiple screens, if its horse racing from South Africa, Champions League Football from Milan or Greyhound Racing from Walthamstow we’ve got it all. Having BT Sports and Sky Sports means that if it’s on we’re showing it.

If participation is more your thing we have a pool table and skittle alley located in our lounge bar. Our lounge bar is also available for hire for our favourite event... a party!


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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