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1 Merthyr Road
CF14 1DA

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 10pm

About the Pub

Description: A striking looking white building, Grade II listed, with neat architectural lines standing beside a busy crossroads in the centre of Whitchurch village. There is plenty of sectioned off and partly covered pavement seating for al fresco drinking while there is an open courtyard at the rear. A few steps up through the entrance take you into a charming interior where the bar as a fireplace with a log burner as its focal point. Opposite there is a cosy snug with a few comfortable chairs and well-stocked book shelves. Throughout are many pictures and a few artefacts on the walls. Many of the pictures depict scenes of Whitchurch village and old Cardiff of yesteryear. Some cartoons are naturally linked to the drinks industry with the owning brewery, Brains, featured among them. At the rear is an attractive dining room where the skittle alley used to be. The menu is both wide ranging and appealing and clearly a draw for diners seeking cuisine of a standard above the norm for a

pub (food served 12noon – 10pm). The Brains beers on sale are often joined by one from the Brains craft brewery. Quiz nights to raise funds for local charities are held. A note about disabled access: a ramp and staff assistance is available to negotiate the steps at the front entrance, thereafter passage to the rooms and disabled WC should be straightforward.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Brains Bitter
  • Brains Rev James Original
  • Brains SA Gold

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Brains --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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1 Merthyr Road
CF14 1DA

Sat Nav Reference

51.5131, -3.220087


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Nearby Bus Routes (5m)

21, 23, 24, 132

Nearby Station (850m)


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Plough - Cardiff


1 Merthyr Road
CF14 1DA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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