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Three Horseshoes

Great value drinks and dining, on the northern edge of Cardiff City Centre

About Us

Great value food and drinks in the heart of the Gabalfa community.

contact us

Merthyr Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, CF14 1DL

02920 694630

Opening hours

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

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sun // 12:00 - 18:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Dog Friendly
  • Garden outside dining
  • Free Wifi
  • Sky Sports
  • BT Sport
  • Parking
  • Darts
  • Pool table
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Local, community pub with a warm welcome

Enjoy a meal, or just a relaxing drink, with friends and family in our comfy, informal surroundings. During the summer you can enjoy a cool beer or wine and experience alfresco dinning on our patio area and watch the world go by or in the winter nestle in a cosy corner and enjoy a hearty, warming meal. 
From light bites and sharers, grills and pub favourites, our menu has something for everyone; complimented by desserts to die for (if you have room)!


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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