The Lansdowne

Opening Times
Serves food on
Monday – Wednesday Lunch12pm – 2pm
Monday – Wednesday Dinner5pm – 9pm
Thursday – Saturday12pm – 9pm
Sundays12pm – 4pm

Why we love it

Wriggle loves the Lansdowne. Canton loves the Lansdowne. CAMRA loves the Lansdowne. If you're the kind of person who wants to have their beery-cake and eat it, you'll love the Lansdowne too. There are very few old-school pubs with atmospheres this authentic, beer selections this consistently excellent, or staff this approachable.

There are always at least two local craft beers on tap, with a rotating cast of cask ales from around Wales and beyond. If you fancy something a bit more off the wall then you'll enjoy the epically-named "Fridge of Doom" which features some lesser spotted beery gems. Be warned, though – some of these little blighters can be quite pricey (so best not to get a round in if you're going to indulge!).

The Bar (a beautiful racing-green antique of a thing) is adorned with a kaleidescope of colourful beer labels. Up above, 30ft of so of recently harvested, finely fragrenced hops provide a unique centrepiece. Weathered hardwood floorboards run throughout, and there's even a piano if you fancy tickling some ivory after your third-ish pint.

This family and dog-friendly gem also happens to knock out a spectacular Sunday Roast (complete with cauliflower cheese and exceedingly generous helpings of meat for those of a carnivorous persuasion) and – on match days – the walls reverberate with friendly song from the area's football and rugby fans.

Wriggle Highlights

  • Food Wise? If it's a Sunday then it's got to be the roast, but on a weekday the Katsu Curry (chicken or veg) is killer
  • Tickle the ivories on the old Joanna or throw a few casual darts
  • The Beer is first-rate, and helped the Lansdowne win "Pub of the Year" twice in a row
  • Pull up a pew in the pint-sized beer garden

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