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Black Lion

49 Cardiff Road

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 9pm
Sat & Sun noon - 5pm

About the Pub

A traditional pub with a stand-out black & white facade on the main road through Llandaff. It has been opened up inside into a large open plan bar with a wooden floor and decor that gives it a slightly rustic feel. Guest beers include those from Brains' own craft brewery as well as from breweries elsewhere, including some served from a gravity stillage behind the bar. Of interest in the interior are old brewery signs, loads of beer bottles (not for drinking!) which are secured on shelving in recesses or against the walls. Look up and you can see some beer barrels perched on some ceiling beams. Continuing the beer theme, many pumpclip stickers are dotted around giving an idea of the many ales from Brains and other breweries that have passed this way in recent times, with the ever increasing types of ales from Brains craft brewery being particularly impressive. Around the walls are displayed scenes of Llandaff which share space with a number of framed pen pictures of past Glamorgan County Cricket Club “greats” and a few cricketing cartoons. The bar counter has inlaid Prince of Wales feathers patterns which break up its otherwise plain wooden appearance. Food is popular and the menu offers a good range of pub grub favourite dishes among others.

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Brains Bitter
  • Brains Dark
  • Brains Rev James Original
  • Brains SA

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Camping Camping Nearby 1800m
  • WiFi Wifi

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Black Lion

49 Cardiff Road

Sat Nav Reference

51.493483, -3.219355


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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

24, 25, 60, 62, 122

Closest Station (1050m)

Waun-Gron Park

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Black Lion - Cardiff

Black Lion

49 Cardiff Road

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Camping Nearby
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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