Pontcanna Inn

South Wales Glamorgan Cardiff

  • From £59 a night
  • 10 Guest Rooms
  • Pub with Rooms

A proper pub with boutique rooms and good food that makes a terrific base for Cardiff city centre

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If you’ve ever been to Cardiff for a sports or music event, chances are you’ve stayed in a workaday B&B on Cathedral Road, about 15 minutes’ walk west of the city centre. It's a good base for the city centre, and we're pleased to see that of the many Victorian and Edwardian villas and townhouses that line this street ,one has been turned into a pub, The Pontcanna Inn, and named after its location, which is also the most fashionable residential area in the Welsh capital.

The Pontcanna Inn has ten bright rooms, decorated with florals and botanicals, and the iron beds give them a Steampunk vibe. The “Cosy” rooms are on the small side but are great value, while their 'Comfy' rooms offer slightly more space.  All the rooms come with comfy double beds, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite bathrooms with toiletries – and there’s free onsite parking as well.

There's a great vibe at the pub downstairs,  which revolves around sports – matches are shown on big screens and the cricket, football and rugby grounds are within walking distance (indeed cricket fans might be intrigued to know they are the official pub partner of Glamorgan CC) . You could  easily find yourself at the bar next to a local media or sports celeb. Try a bottle of ale by Newport-based craft brewery Tiny Rebel – the only Welsh brewery to win Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival – before moving onto to dinner, which is good quality, hearty pub grub like burgers, sausage and mash and fish and chips, although vegetarians and vegans won’t go hungry either, and they also serve a choice of roasts on Sunday. You can eat in the airy, neo-Victorian lounge bar or head out to the sizeable beer garden in good weather. All in all, the Pontcanna is a proper pub, but with sporting bells on!

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The Pontcanna Inn have ten boutique en-suite bedrooms and sit in a prime location in Cardiff's city centre. They are located close to Sophia Gardens and are just a short walk from the University, Cardiff Castle and the Principality and Cardiff City Stadiums. All rooms in the inn are fitted with a TV. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Suitable For

Pets are allowed, subject to availability.
We require guests to be a minimum age of 18 unless accompanied by someone over the age of 18.


Popular points of interest near Pontcanna Inn include Principality Stadium, St David's Shopping Centre and St David’s Dewi Sant. The nearest airport is Cardiff Airport, 8.7 miles from the accommodation.

Food & Drink

Downstairs you’ll find a welcoming bar and lounge area plus fantastic terraces to the front and rear of the pub. Our talented chefs serve up a tempting menu of hearty and healthy food and if you are feeling thirsty, we offer an eclectic range of craft beers, real ales, cider, wines, cocktails and spirits.


Open all year.


Double rooms from £59 a night, not including breakfast.

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The Owner Says

Situated in Cardiff, 0.6 miles from Cardiff Castle, Pontcanna Inn features accommodation with a restaurant, a bar and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace.


Contact Website  029 2023 2917  Pontcanna Inn, 36 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LL

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Getting There

36 Cathedral Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9LL Nearest station is Cardiff Train Station, 5/10 minute drive, 20 minute walk.


  • Bar
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi

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