A phoenix from the ashes of Grangetown's once thriving body of public houses, back street boozers and real-ale watering holes, we're delighted that The Grange has risen from the ashes of its own closure in 2015 and put the neighbourhood's heart and soul firmly back on Penarth Road (following a regrettably long list of pubs in the area calling time at the bar in recent years - The Neville, The Westgate and The Baroness Windsor to name but a few).
Renovated, reopened and reimagined in a similar style to The Lansdowne in Canton by owners Cerys, Tom and Gwyn (one of Wriggle's other favourite Cardiff Pubs, for the record), The Grange marries a dewy-eyed combination of groaning wood-clad flooring, thick-set chairs, varnished chess-board tabletops and fresh-cut hop wreaths with proper beer (CAMRA lovers will have a field day in The Grange's beer garden), proper food (hearty, delicious and always fresh), proper service (Dai, master of the house, is a bit of a legend) and proper pub games (if darts don't put steam in your engine, perhaps a spot of skittles in the pub's backroom alley will?).
True to its roots and welcoming to all, Grangetown has been crying out for a pub like this for what seems like an eternity. We love it.