Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Cosy, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Positioned at crossroads in South Wales, The Gwaelod y Garth Inn is full of history, with centuries of travel and trade route stories. The village's main road, which was once an important road between Llandaff and Merthyr, served as a lifeline for travellers and farmers transporting goods. Today, the inn blends hospitality with the trails of days gone by. While the exact date that the establishment first opened remains shrouded in mystery, the inn's presence is noted as far back as the 1838 tithe schedule, possibly even earlier as an alehouse. The team’s commitment lies in delivering quality, fresh produce by collaborating with esteemed local suppliers, as the team takes immense pride in crafting a menu and seasonal specials that promise a great time out.

Downstairs, in the welcoming bar, customers can indulge in the same menu offered in the upstairs dining room, where well behaved dogs are welcomed companions for your meal. Upstairs, the dining room upstairs reveals a charming space adorned with stone walls and rustic beams. And just across to this, an intimate private room accommodates up to 16 guests for a more secluded dining experience. Whet your whistle with a Raspberry Shrub Collins or Sloe Royale, before enjoying a starter of tian of prawn with crab, celeriac, apple and pernod mayonnaise, and the spinach and cheddar cheese pancake. Mains include a creamy fish pie with cheesy mash and green veg, along with Glamorgan sausages with piccalilli, and a pub classic of steak, mushroom and ale pie made with slow cooked beef in puff pastry.

On Sundays, enjoy a roast free range turkey, shoulder or pork, sirloin of beef, cranberry and nut roast, Glamorgan sausages and a roast leg of lamb, or a fish dish of lemon and herb crusted salmon. All are served with roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy, and you can have a slice of it all (minus the salmon) if you want.



Is it dog friendly?

Well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar and beer garden. All dogs must always be kept on a lead. We ask that dogs are kept on the floor and not on the seating. There are water bowls dotted around the beer garden with fresh water on draught!

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Is there parking?

It has its own car park but it isn't the biggest in the world! Guests arriving to the inn please park sensibly and within the spaces provided.

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Main Road, Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CF15 9HH

02920 810 408 02920 810 408


Opening Times

All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-21:00


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