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The Pilot

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ, Wales
+44 29 2071 0615
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

8 of us visited here for our staff party on Sunday evening. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. We started with olives, crisp breads and hummus which were lovely then we could only choose from the Sunday roast menu or the classics menu but there was more than enough choice. I chose the burger, others... More 

Thank Kath K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to the Pilot numerous times with family and friends, but haven't visited for a while, so decided to have a date night out as a couple. The staff are always friendly and can't do enough for you, the atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was phenomenal. My wife and I both went for a special dish, the... More 

1 Thank Gerraint W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The starters here were absolutely delicious and the female servers were very helpful and kind but they are the only good points about this place the mains came out and the stunk of cheese even though nowhere on the menu said the roast dinner had cheese the meat was awful not cooked right at all the jus was bland the... More 

Thank dixienormous12344
sharon n, Owner at The Pilot, responded to this review

We were very sorry to read of your dissatisfaction with your meal at the Pilot, and wish to apologise for the unprofessional way your complaint was handled at the time. I hope you will contact me on sharon@knifeandforkfood.co.uk in order that I can discuss this further with you and hopefully find some means of compensating you in part for this... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch with some friends, a little way out of Cardiff but worth it. Lunchtime menu is good and there is also a choice on the blackboard as well, service is very good and it is very popular, may need to book.

1 Thank 295malcolmt
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190 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't get chance to try any food unfortunately but the actual pub and it's drinks were very enjoyable. It's easy to find and the people were welcoming...

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pub that serves really good homemade food. Its selection of real ales and craft beers are great changing regularly. But mostly importantly the front bar is dog friendly so it's nice and easy to sit and eat with your four legged friends ! All the staff are really friendly and helpful

1 Thank HughbertCornwall
Hereford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good choice of 5 main dishes or baguettes on lunch menu, and other starters and mains on blackboard - fish/chips and burger/chips all delicious, generous portions- especially enjoyed cod nicoise this time. Lovely staff, who apologised for delay as problem in kitchen, and offered deserts on the house. Maybe the heating could have been been just up a notch

Thank NWE2014
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Monday night, never like having a buy one get one free when there are three of you. Ordered four main courses for three for the price of three. Food and service were good without being outstanding. A few hassles with the bill which I never like. Would like to go at lunchtime as views look great. Next... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub with a good resterant attentive personal serice, good selection of craft ales, reasonable priced and the foods is very nice 10 out of 10

Thank Bill T
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We went for Sunday lunch at the Pilot today, after hearing good reviews about it. We booked a table for 2 and were seated promptly in the bar area, albeit on a small round table. The menus were on the table, with a set Menu, with a choice on each course. Starters were £5, Mains £13, and a £1 supplement... More 

4 Thank jonesy2901

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2071 0615

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?