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.
|Serves food on|
|Monday – Wednesday Lunch||12pm – 2pm|
|Monday – Wednesday Dinner||5pm – 9pm|
|Thursday – Saturday||12pm – 9pm|
|Sundays||12pm – 4pm|