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The Pen and Wig

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ, Wales
+44 29 2037 1217
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called into this pub while dropping off our granddaughter in town for a drink and found it had a good range of beers and a good menu. It is in a good spot near the city centre. The staff are very friendly and they also have a beer garden out the back. Ideal for having a drink before going into... More 

Thank Charles J
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for our Easter lunch. Our waiter, Sion, knew all about the food and the bev and was super friendly to top it all. I chose the beef and double Gloucester pie with a side of sweet potato fries. It sounds like a very fatty and heavy meal but was actually very nicely done so that it was relatively... More 

Thank Will W
Abergele, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst visiting our daughter in Cardiff, we wanted to find a place for a meal. We struggled to find anywhere due to having our 4 legged friend with us Stanley. We managed to book The Pen & Wig over the phone. When we turned up we asked if we could move from our reserved table to another table due to... More 

Thank Mark B
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Good Morning Mark B. Always a pleasure to invite new custom to the pub whether that be on two legs or four , we are a one of the few dog friendly pubs in Cardiff. I'm glad you enjoyed the food our Sunday roasts are something along with the rest of the food we serve we take pride in .... More 

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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is very good and they have a good range of local ales on offer. For the summer months there is also a nice sized beer garden. Well worth a visit if you fancy a pub lunch!

Thank MasonMaui
Hook, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were down in Cardiff for mother's day and popped in for a drink. We received a warm welcome from friendly staff who also gave us mother's day treats even though we were not eating. Food looked good so will definitely do back and visit.

Thank BandC-Lil
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

The staff are always on hand to help , feel free to come down and sample some of our Delicious Sunday dinners make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment . Thank you for your review . Kind Regards Sion Partridge Deputy Manager . More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table here a month ago for 11 people to celebrate my sons 2nd birthday and even over the phone the staff couldnt help enough and today was no exception. From the minute we walked in the staff were extremely welcoming; especially Sion who went out of his way to make my son's birthday so special and could... More 

Thank Michael B
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Thank you Michael B . It was a pleasure serving you and your family yesterday im glad you had a great time and that everyone left happy. All in a days work for Team Pen and Wig. Kind Regards Sion Partridge Deputy Manager More 

Tenby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited twice over the weekend to watch the Wales/France rugby Farce, then for Sunday Lunch. Saturday, settled in for a few drinks at a table with a reasonable view of the telly. The tables had been noted as reserved for 8:30 pm when it was only early afternoon, it was a bit strange and did put some people off until... More 

3 Thank TenbyJohn
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Tenby John . Thank you for your kind words . We appreciated you flagging up the table bookings and signs , we only do this to communicate with our customers and not in any way to put them off however your ideas have been noted . Glad you came back on the Sunday to enjoy one of our roast dinners... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've booked a table for a group of us for the last Autumn internationals and the 2 recent 6 Nations games. On each occasion our table has been ready for us and the food has come promptly despite the fact that they were extremely busy. Even better was the choice of beers and the way in which everyone is able... More 

2 Thank Jon S
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Thank you Jon S We always strive to give the best service possible regardless of how busy we may be . The staff here are a credit to us and it is nice that they are given credit by reviewers like yourself . Kind Regards Sion Partridge Deputy Manager More 

Maplewood, N.J.
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent Sunday roast for a tired traveler, but be sure to get here early. We arrived just before 5 p.m., and they only had five roasts left. Everything was really good, though.

1 Thank Jonah W
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Thank you Jonah W we always welcome weary travellers in for a thirst quenching beverage from our excellent range . In regards to Sunday dinners our chefs prepare only the freshest ingredients however as they are so popular we do tend to run out early evening . Glad you managed to snag some , we will be looking into extending... More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I have been meeting friends here for a pre rugby match beer and a meal for some years now. Visited again last Friday evening and had a few pints in the beer garden out back. Was surprised to see that despite a packed pub they still offered a full , normal , menu. Well done. And no price hikes for... More 

1 Thank ClaygateFoodie
Geraint H, Manager at The Pen and Wig, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments we are always welcoming new customers so feel free to bring all your friends next time around . We are very proud of our Ales here at the Pen and Wig . Why not join us on a Monday evening from 5pm where all our cask ales are only £2.50 all night . Kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff>  > Cathays
  • Neighbourhood: Cathays
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2037 1217
At The Pen and Wig we have something to suit every occasion. Whether it's a relaxing haven from shopping, a place to meet friends or colleagues from work or to simply find a quiet corner to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?