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The Lansdowne

Lansdowne Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1PU
02920 221312

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

Opening Times
Serves food on
Monday – Wednesday Lunch12pm – 2pm
Monday – Wednesday Dinner5pm – 9pm
Thursday – Saturday12pm – 9pm
Sundays12pm – 4pm
Sunday RoastMeatyEuropean££BoozyCasualFamily FriendlyAl Fresco
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