Formerly the Cayo Arms, The Pontcanna Inn is located on Cathedral Road, just a short walk from Cardiff Castle, the Principality stadium and the shopping district. But if you think this is your run of the mill pub, think again.

With cosy, contemporary features The Pontcanna Inn invites you in to relax. Choose from plenty of snug corners, bright seats near stained glass windows, or high stools at the bar.

We chose a spot next to the roaring wood burning fire and snuggled in ready to enjoy our lunch.

The Pontcanna Inn offers home cooked food 7 days a week and serves breakfast, brunch/lunch and dinner.  The menu features a variety of options to suit almost anyone you may be dining with. There’s pub classics such as Fish & Chips and Burgers, “Posh Kebabs”, a range of sandwiches,  as well vegan options like their Vegan Macaroni & Cheese – and that’s just the Lunch menu!

When the food arrived it was clear this is not your usual pub food. The food is beautifully presented and made to be unique and full of flavour. We sampled the Marinated and Roasted Cauliflower Salad and the Vegan Macaroni & Cheese and were blown away by the flavours.

The cauliflower salad was not the average bland affair that some salads can be. The ingredients, such as cauliflower, squash, orange and cashews were full of texture and taste, and were topped off with a light, fresh dressing. This would satisfy anyone looking for a lighter or healthier option for lunch.

Meanwhile, the vegan macaroni & cheese was creamy and delicious, and somehow made without dairy!? The perfect warming meal for these cold winter days.

They offer an extended dinner menu, and a range of cocktails, craft beer, real ale, ciders and wines if you fancy spending the evening tucked away on Cathedral road – a peaceful alternative to the city centre.

Whether you’re having a working lunch, a catch up with the girls, or fancy a quiet drink you’re bound to be impressed with The Pontcanna Inn.

Plus, if you’re looking for a peaceful and homely place to stay in Cardiff, within walking distance of the city centre, The Pontcanna Inn even has 10 boutique style en-suite guest rooms upstairs.

The Pontcanna Inn is located at 36 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LL.
To book call: 029 2023 2917
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