The Cornwall, 92 Cornwall St, Grangetown, CF11 6SR, 029 20 303947. @ Mondays-Wednesdays open until 11pm; Thursday,
open until 11.30pm; Fridays-Saturdays until about 12am, Sunday 11pm. Dog-friendly.
Friendly, well-run and popular community local. Brain’s beers, with usually one or two guest ales. Popular on match-days, especially
when Cardiff City are at home. Sky Sports/BT Sports screens and good value food served until 8pm (6pm Sundays), as well as pizzas. There is the occasional live singer or DJ on Fridays. Clwb Gwae/Knitting Club once a month on a Thursday (7.30pm). Darts. Open plan with lively, friendly locals bar of varying age range and a quieter lounge area, popular with younger, Welsh-speaking crowd and the Cornwall Choir. There’s a glass-walled smoking patio area at the side of the pub. The pub also runs occasional trips and charity events.
The Grange pub, Penarth Road/Havelock Place. Tel: 029 2025 0669 Email: email@example.com; @PubGrange
The former Brain’s pub re-opened in March 2017 as a free house under new ownership and after a major refurbishment. There’s an excellent good range of real/craft ales and home-cooked food, with the menu ranging from burgers to steaks/ribs/curries and vegetarian options. Cardiff CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018 and runner-up in 2019 (to its sister pub, The Lansdowne in Canton) indicates they take their ales seriously – the range includes a Crafty Devil house beer, Dr Grangelove, and other micro Welsh breweries feature regularly. The pub also does board games, darts and skittles. Dog-friendly; family-friendly. Quiz nights on Wednesdays (8pm) are busy, there are also monthly comedy nights (last Thursdays of the month) . Tŷ Tafarn annibynnol yw’r Grange, sy’n gwerthu cwrw go iawn a chwrw crefft, seidr amrywiol, gwin da a bwyd ffres, cartref bob diwrnod o’r wythnos. Mae gennym fwrdd darts, sgitls a gardd gwrw ac rydym yn dangos pob gêm rygbi Cymru ar sgriniau taflunydd mawr.
Cedar Tree Farm, off Ferry Road, next to Aldi, Cardiff, CF11 0JR; 029 20 341823; tables bookable online. Open 8am-11pm (10.30pm on Sundays; food served until 9.30pm, 9pm on Sundays; carvery 11.30pm-8.30pm, 11am start Sundays)
New pub-restaurant – now part of Greene King’s Farmhouse Inn chain – which opened in December 2013 and has already proved popular, which means you sometimes have to wait. A big place, divided into two dining areas with two entrances – one for families and one aimed at couples/adults, which is a nice touch. There are generous portions from a menu ranging from chicken, pasta, to steaks and although it can be very busy, the staff were friendly and attentive. There is a carvery service option for selected meals for those who don’t want to wait. The restaurant also has a speciality for gateaux and desserts, with a “cake-away” option. Usually two real ales including a Greene King beer served and a decent wine selection. Mainly a place to eat though. NB: There’s a nice nod to local history on the walls although there was never a farm here, or a cedar tree in anyone’s memory.
The Grange Albion Sports & Social Club 144 Paget Street, Grangetown, CF11 7LA Tel: 029 2025 0761.
The club operates a number of teams in football, skittles and baseball and new players are most welcome. The social club is a local legend!
Grangetown Catholic Club: 86 Corporation Road, 029 2025
Grangetown Cons Club: 100-104 Corporation Road. Bar/lounge downstairs and function room and bar upstairs. Closed March 2019.
Legends Snooker Club, Bar/Restaurant, 158-160 Clare Road, 029 20 39 8313. Open 12pm-11pm, seven days a week. Opened in December 1997. Snooker and pool tables, big screen sports, it also hosts 15 different men and women’s skittles and darts teams. Range of lagers and beers, including Brain’s. Weekend food and music and entertainment.
The Lyndon, 109-111 Clare Road, 029 20225820;
Includes skittles, with the club hosting the Double
Cardiff Bus Social Club
59-61 Tudor St, Riverside CF11 6AD, Tel 029 2023 3658, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Open Mon-Thurs 5pm-11.45pm, Fri-Sat 4-11.45pm, Sun 7-11.45pm. Membership fee first year £10 couple, £6 single. It’s also starting to put on club and music nights, theatre/cabaret as well as offering the space as a rehearsal room during the day. @transport_club