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Contemporary community pub with harbour views

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

Set on a hillside overlooking the watery wonder that is Cardiff Bay, The Pilot has seen immense changes since it originated as a dock-workers' pub. Transformed like the harbour and docklands at its feet, the pub is now a popular destination where drinkers and diners are equally welcome. With craft beers from the respected Otley Brewery in Pontypridd and ciders from Gwynt y Ddraig to slake a thirst, attention can turn to the ever-changing fare outlined on the chalkboard. Pub classics mix with modern British dishes on a pleasing choice that may feature pan-seared scallops, squash purée and truffle salad; and an 8oz Welsh rib-eye. A beer and cider festival is held twice a year.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all day
  • Dinner: all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Otley, Tiny Rebel, The Celt Experience, Grey Trees, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Real ciders: Gwynt y Ddraig, guest ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Twice a year
  • Cider festival, Twice a year


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

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