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The Pen and Wig, Cardiff - pub details

Address: 1, Park Grove, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3BJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4512) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cathays (0.3 miles), Cardiff Queen Street (0.4 miles), Cardiff Central (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 17 users)
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After a visit to the Flute & Tankard (not listed on here, but I've requested it to be added), our next stop was the Pen & Wig. Getting closer to the university area, there were a few students in and is was quite busy for late on a Tuesday afternoon. The interior was quite spacious. Ales were Bragdy Twt Lol Glo In The Dark & Cymryd y Pyst, Rhymney Golden Ale, Tenby Harbour Gatland's Lawm Gower Up 'n' Under & Bristol Beer Factory All Things Equal. The cider was Hallett's PX and the perry was from Ty Gwyn. Another decent Cardiff pub.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Mar 2019 21:10
Nicely furnished, laid-back bar. Prices can be very steep - £4.05 for a pint of Afghan Pale Ale . Almost fainted when I was told how much it was. An excellent pint however, and a good selection of slightly cheaper real ales on offer.

All were craft beers, so I'd not heard of them. It's a shame that traditional beers like Wadworths 6X, draught Bass, Felinfoel Double Dragon and Marston Pedigree aren't generally offered as guest beers. Especially if they were sold by gravity, straight from the barrel.
waliser - 2 Oct 2015 12:54
Worth a visit. A fine run of beer pumps and all of them on. Nice touch of the offer to try and each pump had tasting notes too. My pint was good. The staff were eating during my stay, so there was not much chance to talk about the beers.
TonyMitch - 10 Dec 2013 20:56
First visit to this pub and I had a pint of Hydes Bitter which was OK but not as good as in Manchester!! Decided to eat here and had steak and chips with a glass of wine for 5.99. As has been said it all looks like a Wetherspoons menu but the portion was not as big. I finished with a half of Ilkley Brewery Best Bitter which was quite hoppy and not unpleasant. The staff were OK and although the pub could probably do with a re-furbishment it wasn't that bad. Beer prices were in the region of 2.55 a pint which is about 45p cheaper than my locals at home so I can't complain.
mcroyal - 10 Mar 2011 12:48
The only good thing about the pub is its very large beer garden but it gets packed out most days in the summer. Not enough room inside when the weather is bad.

The food is average but does have some nice ales which change regularly. They do have quiz night but I wouldn't recommend it.

Avoid this if you don't like students.
manglewangle - 28 Aug 2010 15:46

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