This is a community website for Grangetown in Cardiff, highlighting people, business, community activities, local news and things to do in the area and linking other websites and blogs.

We live locally; this is a voluntary project - in connection with Grangetown Community Action - free and independent. We are the online presence of the long-running Grange News community paper, which has been distributed to 6,000 local homes every four months for more than 35 years.

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Grangetown Community Action E-mail Contact: co-chairs Nicola Allen and Ashley Lister, secretary Colin Greer.

Channel View Leisure Centre and CF11 Fitness Jim Driscoll Way, off Ferry Rd, Grangetown (pictured above), CF11 7HB 029 20 378 161 Open Mon-Thurs 7.15am-10pm; Fri 7.15am-6:30pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4.30pm. Sports, fitness, including revamped fully-equipped gym. Various classes, including women-only sessions.

Grangetown Hub and Library Havelock Place, Grangetown, Cardiff CF11 6PA. Tel: 029 2078 0966 or e-mail:

• Open: Monday and Tuesday 9am until 6pm (cafe open 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat)
• Wednesday 10am until 7pm
•Thursday & Friday 9am until 6pm
•Saturday 9am until 5.30pm (cafe open 10.30am-4pm)

The new library building opened in September 2006 and was extended and remodelled again during 2015. As well as a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books (including a good sprinkling of new hardback titles), there are DVDs in English and Asian languages for one-week loans (small fee). Books in Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Arabic, Welsh and Somali. Free internet access on 14 computers for members, and printouts are only 20p per sheet. It's free to join, just take along any form of ID. Children will need to have a permission form filled in by their parent/guardian. The library also carries a supply of leaflets, information and green recycling and food waste bags.

The revamped building operates as a community hub and also now has a cafe and a community room, which is available for use in the evenings.

Services include housing and benefits advice, into-work services, a coffee shop that will be run by BRG Communities First and Citizen's Advice.

GCA will no longer be running a permanent office but hopes to have a desk there once a week, as well as holdings meetings there.

  • Grangetown Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month - all welcome.

    Story time sessions in English and Welsh every Tuesday

  • Tots Story and Rhymetime Tuesdays 10am and Amser Stori Tuesdays 11am in Welsh
  • Junior Storytime and Book Club, Thursdays at 3.30pm
  • Arts and Crafts Club, Saturdays 11.30am-1pm, under 8s must be accompanied.
  • Art 2 Start Wednesdays, 10am-1pm. Therapeutic painting, drawing and crafts organised by Communities First. All levels from beginners welcome. Contact: Lucy Chandler,
  • Job Club Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
  • Cardiff Money Advice Team Mon, Wed-Fri, 9am-6pm
  • Cardiff and Vale Credit Union Monday 2.15pm-4.30pm.
  • Cardiff Advice Service Tues-Wed, 10am-1pm.
  • Local councillors' surgery Alternate Saturdays from 20th February, 10.30am-11.30pm.
  • Cuppa With A Copper Tuesdays, 11am-12pm. Drop in and chat to community police
  • Bollywood Dance Class Tuesdays, 10am-11.30am and Years 8,9,10,11 Tue 4.45-6.45pm. Maths, Science and English support run by SEF Cymru, email
  • Film Club Saturdays from 28th May, 2pm.
  • Homework Club Years 5,6,7 Mon 4.45-6.45pm and Years 8,9,10,11 Tue 4.45-6.45pm. Maths, Science and English support run by SEF Cymru, email
  • Junior Sports Club Fridays, 4pm-5pm
  • Merches Gardens

    Grange Pavilion, Grange Gardens. A new £1.6m community facility opened in Grange Gardens in 2020, as a venue, meeting place, available for community organisations and events. Plus cafe and garden. Email:

    Grangetown Local History Society Meetings at Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, (First Friday of the month, 2pm-4pm). Chair: Doug Knight Email:
    Grangetown Art for Leisure Group Channel View Leisure Centre, (Monday, 10am-12pm, new members and all standards welcome).

    FAN Groups (Friends And Neighbours Groups) FAN Groups (Friends And Neighbours Groups) Locally-based groups where British people can meet with men and women from different backgrounds and countries to share friendly conversation. FAN is an opportunity for people to meet in friendship whatever their background or faith. It's a chance to listen and talk about daily life and ideas. There are two local meetings weekly: the Grangetown Women's Group meets on Friday mornings at the Salvation Army building, end of Corporation Road/beginning of Clarence Road (near roundabout, use the side door). At 10am there is a free English class then at 11am is the FAN meeting. Women and children under 5 are welcome. The Grangetown FAN group for men and women meets on Tuesdays at 1030 am at the Buzz Centre, corner of Corporation and Penarth Road. Ring 07880630553 for further information about these or other FAN groups -please leave name and number if you get the answerphone; or email the FAN groups Also on Facebook

    Grangetown Community Choir, Cornwall St church hall, Mondays 7.30pm-9.30pm. £8 a session charge, or you can pay £70 (£50 concessions) for 10 sessions, payable in advance in two half termly instalments. For more details go to the choir's Facebook page or contact Pauline on

    Mums Matters, meeting Fridays (10am-12pm) at the Women's Workshop, Clarence House, Clarence Rd, Butetown Cardiff CF10 5FB Women's group for Butetown and Grangetown, but not just for mothers. Weekly activities include sewing, painting, yoga, self defence and printing on T-shirts etc.

    Cardiff Morris: meets Tuesdays, 8pm-10pm, Lyndon Social Club, Clare Road. Welsh Morris dancing club, open to new new dancers and musicians. Long-established group has been meeting weekly for practice sessions in Grangetown for the last two years. New members of any age, gender or ability are welcome to turn up to any practice or contact bagman @ Sessions are free to join. The practice season runs September to May. During summer months we dance out on Tuesdays in pubs across the city and at weekend folk festivals.

    Cardiff Foodbank: Distribution for those with vouchers, Grangetown Baptist Church every Friday, 12pm-2pm. Food for donation can't be taken here - see website for collection points.

    The bus shelter near Grange Gardens, Corporation Road

    VEST - Community Transport 10 Lyon Close off Penarth Rd Grangetown, CF11 8TZ Tel: 029 20231723
    Clydach Street Pensioners Club 3 Avondale Road Grangetown Tel: 0290231434
    Worcester Court Day Centre Holmesdale Street Grangetown, CF11 7HA Tel: 029 2037 7627

    Fitzalan High School Lawrenny Avenue, Leckwith, Cardiff, CF11 8XB (029) 20 232 850, head Mrs Cath Bradshaw
    Grangetown Nursery School Avondale Road Grangetown, CF11 7DT Tel: 029 20345026 Email: Catering for 140 children three-to-four-year-olds on a part time basis. We have a happy and caring staff and we ensure that children are given exciting and stimulating learning opportunities that meet individual needs and interests.The school also offers a Lunch Club which extends the time children are able to access purposeful play.
    Grangetown Primary School Bromsgrove Street, Grangetown, CF11 7XS: (029) 20 233379, head Mrs Sian Chase
    Ninian Park Primary School, Virgil Street, CF11 8TF (029) 20 388991, head Miss Jenny Scott
    St Patrick's RC Primary School, North Clive Street/Lucknow Street, CF11 6NA (029) 20 226237; Acting head, Mrs Debbie Swain.
    St Paul's Church-in-Wales School, Oakley Place (029) 20 235854, head Mrs Rebecca Morteo
    Ysgol Hamadryad at Ninian Park School site (2016/17), Virgil Street, CF11 8TF, head Mrs Rhian Carbis
    Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch , Lawrenny Avenue, Leckwith Cardiff, CF11 8BR Tel: 029 20373453, head Mrs Meinir Howells
    PLAY/YOUTH/AFTER SCHOOL Please check details before travelling:
    Grangetown Adventure Play Centre The Marl Ferry Road Grangetown, CF11 7DW Tel: 029 2039 5265
    Alphabet Zoo Stadium Close Penarth Road Grangetown Tel: 029 20239777
    Mother & Toddler Group (Thurs 10-11.30am) Ebenezer Church Hall Corporation Road Grangetown Tel: 029 20394775
    Mother & Toddler Group (Tues 9.30-11.30am) Salvation Army Hall Corporation Road Grangetown Tel: 029 20382775
    Bee Healthy Teenage Health Club c/o Grange Medical Practice 32 Corporation Road Grangetown, CF11 7XA Tel: 029 2051 2479
    Boys & Girls Club Earl Lane Grangetown Contact Butetown Youth Pavillion Tel: 029 2048 8666
    Early days Under One's Group Grangetown Health Centre Cambridge Street Grangetown, CF11 7DJ Tel: 029 20232324
    Grangetown Out of School Club 70 Stafford Road Grangetown, CF11 6SW
    Playgroup Grange Gardens Holmesdale Street Grangetown Tel: 029 20451242
    St Patrick's Playgroup, Large Hall, Bishop Street Grangetown Tel: 029 20232385
    Sure Start Stay & Play (Tues 1-3 & Fri 11.30-3pm) St Sampsons Merches Gardens Grangetown Tel: 029 20443804
    Soft Play and Sure Start Stay & Play Channel View Centre Jim Driscoll Way, Avondale Road Grangetown Tel: 029 20378161
    Wibbly Wobbly Walkers Play Group Salvation Army Hall Corporation Road Grangetown Tel: 029 20382775

    Welsh medium:
    Cylch Meithrin Grangetown Welsh medium playgroup/childcare facility for children aged two and over. Mornings 9.30am-12pm daily, afternoons 12.30pm-3pm except Tuesdays. £7 a session. St. Paul's Church Hall, Paget Street, Grangetown, Cardiff CF11 7LR. Tel: 0784 988 5659 or email
    Cylch Ti a Fi Grangetown Welsh medium mother and baby group. Thursdays 10-11.30am £1 a session Salvation Army Hall, Avondale Road Grangetown 07806 702262, contact Sarah Vining.
    Also Cylch Meithrin Tre Ganna Canton Welsh Medium Playgroup Canton Community Centre Canton Tel: 029 20436803
    Cylch Ti a Fi (Mother & Toddler Group) Canton Welsh Medium Group Canton Community Centre Canton Tel: 029 20436803

    Severn Road Community Education Centre Severn Road Junior School, Severn Road, Canton CF11 9DZ 029 20231652
    Kumon: Maths and English self-study. St John's Church, Canton, Tues/Thurs, 4pm-6pm. Contact Jane Jones 02920 419487.

    13th Cardiff St Paul's Scouts, Bayden Scout Hall, Ferry Road (nr Ikea). Boys and girls welcome - the Beavers meet on Thursdays from 5.30pm-6.45pm, cubs ages 8-10 - Thurs from 6.15pm;, scouts 10-14, Fridays 6.30pm-8.30pm. Hall available for hire, email scoutscardiff@btconnect Group scout leader Alan Davies email Scouts, 07973 705693
    Bay Wolves Explorer Scout Unit Bayden Scout Hall, Ferry Road (near Ikea). For boys and girls aged 14-17 years old. Mondays 7.30–9.30pm New people very welcome, please email or tweet @WolvesESU
    15th Cardiff Scouts Sevenoaks Park, Sloper Road. River Ely Beaver Colony (6-8 yrs ) Wed 6pm-7pm, River Taff Beaver Colony (6-8 yrs ) Thurs 6.:15-7.15pm , Cub Scouts (8-10 yrs) Mon 6.30-8pm, Scouts(10-14yrs) Weds 7.30pm=9pm. Spaces for girls, boys and adults. Contact
    Grangetown Boys and Girls Club Sports and outdoor activities, trips, arts and music, pool and table tennis. (Mon 6.30pm-9pm; Thurs 6.30pm-9pm Junior Bee Healthy and Fri 6.30pm-9pm.) Plus football teams from under eight to under 16 for girls and boys. Saturday mornings - contact Steve Khaireh 20 666385 or Billy Hillman 20 668626.

    St Dyfryg's and St Samson's Church-in-Wales 25-27 Pentre Gardens Eucharist 8am, 9.30am, Evening Prayer and Benediction 6.30pm. Community Prize Bingo at St Dyrfig and St Samson Church Hall, Pentre Gardens, Thursdays at 7pm for ‘eyes down’ at 7.30pm.

    St Paul's Church-in-Wales Llanmaes Street/Paget Street, vicar Father Edward Owen. Tel: 0333 301 1850. Sunday 8am - Holy Eucharist; 10am Sung Eucharist & Sunday School followed by coffee; 5.30pm - Evensong (2nd Sunday of the month) Wed 10am - Holy Eucharist. MU 1st Monday of month at 2.30pm Youth Club meets Wed 6pm- 7.30pm for juniors 7.30pm - 9pm seniors; Bingo Mondays and Fridays.

    St Patrick's R.C. Church, 56 Pentrebane Street/Grange Gardens, CF11 7LJ, parish priest Canon Michael Patrick Evans, Tel: 029 20 253514. Weekend masses: Saturdays 6.30pm, Sundays 10am. Webpage

    Grangetown Baptist Church, 29 Clive Street, Grangetown, CF11 7HJ Tel: 029 2070 4541 or 20229567 or 20720684. Pastor Ian Parry contact (07956 895 818 mb), email: Sunday services at 11am and 6.30pm. Activities include: Tuesdays: 7pm Town Youth for school years 6 to 9 during term time; Wednesday: 11am Sewing Class for beginners during term time, a small charge is taken; Thursday and Friday: 10am-11.15am: English Class during term time. There is a small charge. Thursday: 10am to 11.30am Toddlers Group: Friday 12pm to 2pm: Food Bank.

    Cornwall Street Baptist Church Cornwall Street. Pastors: J A Richards, Email and Rick Owens. Services: Sunday, 11am and 6pm plus Sunday school for children and creche; Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am - Tuesday Teddies for parents and toddlers, 50p (term time); Wednesday - 6pm, activities and Bible teaching for children, aged 8-12; Wed 7.30pm, Bible study and prayer.

    Ebenezer Church, 204-206 Corporation Rd, Cardiff CF11 7AY Sunday family service and Sunday school, 11,30am; parent and toddlers Thursday 10.15am, children's club, Fri 6pm and youth club 7.30pm Fri; coffee morning for over 60s, Wednesday 10.30am. Contact: 029 20 561540/255178.

    Saltmead Presbyterian Church, Maitland Place. Sunday worship at 11am and 6.30pm Grace Church, Cardiff, meet on Sunday mornings at 10am in Channel View Leisure Centre, Jim Driscoll Way, Grangetown.

    United Pentecostal Church New Hope Centre 1 Merches Place Grangetown, CF11 6RD Tel: 029 20 641700 or 0800 043 8114. Services: Sun 11am and 5pm, Wed 7.30pm.

    The distinctive domes of the Hindu temple in Merches Place/Mardy Street

    Samaj Community Centre Maerdy Street Grangetown, Tel: 029 20 3720321
    Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple 4 Merches Place Grangetown, CF11 6RD (pictured above) Tel: 029 20371128 or 20394769. Open Sat-Sun 6.30am-9.30am, 4.30pm-7.30pm.

    Salvation Army Citadel, 234 Corporation Rd, 029 20 640714. Email Sunday: 10am family worship, 11.30am power praise, 5.15pm prayer meeting; 6pm evening meeting; Mon: Bible study, 7.30pm; Tues: Band rehearsal, 7.30pm; Thurs: Lunchclub, 12pm; friendship group, 1.30pm; worship group rehearse, 7.30pm.

    Grangetown Muslim Cultural Centre, Clydach Street, Grangetown, 20 239166. Mosque and education centre for adults and children. Open for daily prayers, also advice and translation service. Contact: Mohammed Saeed, chairman, Tariq Awan, secretary. OTHER LOCAL:
    Riverside Christian (Methodist) Centre Machen Place Riverside, CF11 6ER Tel: 029 20374480
    St Mary's Church Bute Street, Father Graham Francis.
    New Testament Church of God, International Pentecostal Maria Street Butetown Tel: 029 20732048
    St Paul's Methodist Church Loudoun Square Butetown, CF10 5JA Tel: 029 20486093
    The Bay Church, Evangelical church at St Cuthbert's School. Sunday services 10.30am and 1.30pm. Kids club every Friday in term time (from October 3rd), 6.15-7.30pm, with games, Bible stories, and the option of crafts or more games for the 8-11-year-olds. Friends - Tuesday meeting group for women, with English class and adult and children's craft activities (creche available for mums & their children even if they are not attending the class) at Clarence House, Clarence Embankment/Clarence Rd, 10am-12pm. Office: Unit 6, 1st Floor Boston Buildings 70 James Street Butetown, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5EZ Tel: 07956 895818. Pastor Ian Parry
    Bhatra Sikh Community Centre 80-82 Ninian Park Road Riverside Tel: 029 20372032 or 029 20229097
    Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas Greek Church Street Butetown, CF10 Tel: 029 20487889 or 20 460866
    Islamic Shikka Prophieshtan Mosque 37 Plantagenet Street Riverside, CF11 6AS Tel: 029 20221309
    Noor-ul-Islam Mosque 17 Maria Street Butetown, CF11 6AS Tel: 029 20 221309.
    South Wales Islamic Centre, 1 Alice Street, Butetown, CF11 5LB, 029 20 460243.

    NB: Please check times of services if in doubt. More news from Grangetown faith communities

    The Cornwall, 92 Cornwall St, Grangetown, CF11 6SR, 029 20 303947. Mondays-Wednesdays open until 11pm; Thursday, open until 11.30pm; Fridays-Saturdays until about 12am, Sunday 11pm. Friendly, well-run and popular community local. Now Marston's owned but Brain's beers. Popular on match-days, especially when Cardiff City are at home. Sky Sports/BT Sports screens and good value food served until 8pm (6pm Sundays), as well as pizzas. Sunday and Thursday night quizzes (8.30pm-9pm) and occasional live singer or DJ on Fridays. Clwb Gwae/Knitting Club once a month on a Thursday (7.30pm). Darts. Open plan with lively, friendly locals bar of varying age range and a quieter lounge area, popular with younger, Welsh-speaking crowd and the Cornwall Choir. There's a glass-walled smoking patio area at the side of the pub. The pub also runs occasional trips and charity events.

    The Grange pub, Penarth Road/Havelock Place, 02920 250669. Email:; @PubGrange
    Saved and re-opened with a major revamp in March 2017 as a freehouse under new ownership - those behind The Lansdowne in Canton - an excellent range of real ales - regulars are Crafty Devil's Grangelove and Wye Valley, with at least three other changing beers. There is home-cooked food (served until 9pm), from various burgers, the house GFC chicken and southern Indian curry; also excellent Sunday lunches (worth booking). Voted CAMRA Cardiff Pub of the Year 2018 and runner-up in 2019. Quiz nights on Wednesdays (8pm), there have also been monthly comedy nights in the past and occasional live music; darts and skittle alley; a large beer garden and patio out the back, covered area and with pizza oven at weekends in the summer.

    Cedar Tree Farm, off Ferry Road, next to Aldi, Cardiff
    Popular pub-restaurant - part of the small Clover Leaf chain - which opened in December 2013. Divided into two dining areas with two entrances - one for families and one aimed at couples/adults, which is a nice touch. There are generous portions from a menu ranging from chicken, pasta, to steaks and although it can be very busy, the staff were friendly and attentive. There is a carvery service option for selected meals for those who don't want to wait. The restaurant also has a speciality for gateaux and desserts, with a "cake-away" option. Usually two Greene King beers served and a decent wine selection.


    Grangetown Catholic Club: 86 Corporation Road, 029 2025 1186.

    Legends Snooker and Social Club, 158-160 Clare Road, 029 20 398313 Open 12pm-11pm every day. Members bar/social club. It has been going for 20 years now and offers a range of lager/beer, pool/snooker, hosts 15 different skittles teams in local leagues as well as darts. Sports on big screen TV. Food and entertainment at weekends.

    The Lyndon, CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT 109-111 Clare Road, 029 20225820; Includes skittles, with the club hosting the Double Diamonds team.

    There are details of the history of these remaining pubs - and the "lost" pubs of Grangetown on our history page.


    The Tramshed Pendyris Street/Clare Road. Music and events venue and Waiting Room cafe-bar, opened in October 2015. Email:, @TramShedCardiff

    More details on the development


    CURRENTLY CLOSED The Windrush, 146 Penarth Rd, 029 2072 6727 Open Mon-Sat: 8am-12am; Sun: 10am-11.45pm. New Caribbean restaurant – open for breakfasts, lunches and dinner. Reasonably-priced, lovely jerk chicken, lamb chops, Ackee fish meals and curries. Specials board. Take-away service.

    New World 136 Paget St, nr Bromsgrove St, 029 20 665898. Chinese/Thai takeaway. Mon-Sat 12pm-2pm, Sun-Thurs 5pm-11.30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am. Free local deliveries over £10.
    Victory Penarth Rd; Daily 6pm-12 midnight, Mon-Sat lunchtime 12-2pm; Reliable and friendly take-away.

    Yang's 189-189a Penarth Rd/Paget Street, 029 20 666188. E-mail. 189-189a Penarth Rd/Paget Street, 029 20 666188. E-mail. Tues-Sun 6pm-10pm, Closed Monday. Licensed restaurant – now under new management. Contemporary feel inside. Take-away service also available.

    AFRICAN Le Mandela 156 Penarth Road, (07530 821260/07465 207585) Nigerian, Camerounian, South African and East African restaurant-cum-bar, open Tues-Sat, 12pm until late and Sunday 2pm until late.


    City Shawarma, 55 Corporation Road, 029 21 322320, Open 11am-8pm, Mon-Sun. This is a new place which does terrific lamb and chicken shawarma wraps in naan, as well as chickpea soup. Fresh salad. Made to order. Some seating too if you want to eat in. Grangetown’ s newest secret, lamb or rotisserie chicken, freshly prepared, lovingly rolled up in sumptuous naan with crisp salad and special sauce at amazing prices. Be warned – this is not a kebab! Cyfrinach ddiweddaraf Grangetown! Cig oen neu gyw iâr rôtisserie wedi’u rholio mewn bara naan bendigedig gyda salad ffres a saws arbennig am brisiau anhygoel. Cofiwch, nid cebab cyffredin mohono!

    Lahore, 160 Penarth Road, 029 20 221 354. 12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm (Sundays 4pm-11pm). Curry, kebabs, fish and chips and burgers take-away. Well established, popular. authentic and great value curries and kebabs with room to sit in or you can take away. Vegetarian options, meal deals and drinks including Lassi. Orders taken online and by phone. Cyri cartref a cebabs am bris gwych, i’w bwyta tu mewn neu tu allan. Hefyd, bwyd llysieuol, cynigion arbennig a diodydd gan gynnwys Lassi. Gallwn gymryd archebion ar-lein neu dros y ffôn.

    Millennium Fish Bar and Balti Take-Away 59 Cornwall St, 029 20 227073 Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, 4pm-11.30pm; Sun 5pm-11pm. Lunchtime meal deals, Halal. Free delivery over £10.

    Vegetarian Food Studio 109 Penarth Road, 029 20 238222 Tues-Sunday, 10am-10pm. Excellent award-winning vegetarian restaurant run by head chef Neil Patel, sweetmart, take-away. Voted vegan and vegetarian restaurant of the year 2019 in the Asian Curry Awards. There’s a superb choice of southern Indian and traditional dishes, as well as appetisers and side dishes. Vegetarians come from miles around. ‘VFS’ as it’s locally known is praised for its great value for money and home cooked food. Popular dishes include: Somosas, Gujarati Thali, Chilli Paneer and Ringan Oro (aubergine). A must visit in Cardiff and you can even bring your own alcohol! READ FEATURE ARTICLE HERE. Ers 15 mlynedd, mae’r bwyty teuluol hwn wedi ennill sawl gwobr am eu bwyd Indiaidd figan a llysieuol, ac mae pobl yn dal i heidio yno. Gwerth gwych am arian a bwyd cartref neilltuol o dda. Y prydau mwyaf poblogaidd yw Somosas, Thali Gujarati, Panîr Tsili a Ringan Oro (aubergine). Dylai pawb ymweld â’r VFS unwaith yn eu bywyd – a chewch ddod â’ch alcohol eich hunan hefyd!.


    Merola's 181 Clare Rd, 029 2039 8803. Popular and long-established Italian - a Grangetown institution - great pizzas and a range of pasta and other Italian dishes, booking advised but they will try to fit you in. Mon-Sat, 7pm-11pm.

    Pizza Best, 2b Paget Street, 029 20 23 0800. Also open lunchtime. New pizza take-away close to Tesco/Penarth Road. Also limited burgers and chicken. Free delivery.

    The Square Pizza Co, 181 Penarth Road, CF11 6JW, 029 20 223344. Open 12pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-11pm. Square-shaped pizzas to take-away/delivery, various bases. Three veggie options along with create your own. Halal.

    West Pizza at The Bank/Lufkin, 185 Clare Road. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 4pm. New York-style pizza by the slice, available to eat in or takeaway.

    Pizza Hut Cardiff Bay Retail Park, off Ferry Road
    Frankie and Benny's Dunleavey Drive, Grangetown (up from Asda, Cardiff Bay Retail Park), CF11 0SN; 029 20 877840


    Black and White Café, North Clive Street/corner of Penarth Road. 029 20 344408. Long-established cafe, which has been going since 1971 and re-opened in late 2019 after nearly three years closed for redevelopment. The good news is that little has changed - even though it's a new building now. Even the chairs and tables are the same and the ambience is thankfully much the same as many of us remember. The lack of change also goes for the prices. Full breakfasts (still around £5 with a mug of tea), lunches and puddings, plus vegetarian and Mexican options have been added by owner George to the menu.

    Blend 104 Clare Road. Recently-opened corner coffee house. A friendly welcome from Shiraz guaranteed as well as some great brews and range of coffees and teas, plus an excellent range of cakes, muffins and gateaux, also a range of toasties to eat in or take-away. Open seven days.

    Hideout Grange Pavilion, Grange Gardens. Cafe in the park, serving filling, home-made hot snacks, cake and coffee/teas. Vegetarian-friendly. Open until 4pm. Seats inside and outside.

    Desserts 101, 191 Penarth Road, CF11 6FR. Tel: 078388 59534. Big range of crepes, waffles, coffee, Joe's ice cream and milk shakes.

    Haraf Cafe 132 Clare Road Somali restaurant/cafe.
    Inma's Continental Stores and Cafe 152 Penarth Road. It's not just for take-away or deli items, you can sit down for their famous baguettes or pasta, nice coffees too. Long-established deli and café, locally famous for its garlic chicken baguettes and more besides. Inma’s specialise in freshly prepared, home cooked Mediterranean food & salads, jacket potatoes, baguettes, wraps and paninis all made up to order with a wide variety of fillings. Mae Inma’s yn arbenigo mewn bwyd ffres, cartref o ardal Môr y Canoldir, yn ogystal â thatws pôb, baguettes, wrapiau a phanini o bob math. Mae eu cyw iâr garlleg yn enwog ledled Caerdydd a thu hwnt!

    Lufkin Coffee House at The Bank, 183-185 Clare Road, CF11 6QD Open daily 9.30am-3.30pm, card only - no cash. New base for Pontcanna coffee indie, bringing its 10kg roaster, which churns out freshly roasted coffee each week before being packaged in 250g bags. They serve excellent range of coffee (around £3 a cup), plus a range of bites - from cakes, quiche to the must-try sour dough toast with spicy avocado. There is also a weekend cocktail bar called Paco in the venue. Other pop-ups have included a ceramics store. There is also hot-desking workspace on the site of the old NatWest Bank. It also does occasional pop-ups and is available to hire.

    Pasha Cafe 136 Clare Rd Newly-opened for fried breakfasts for £4.50-6, with a good range on the menu including burgers to steaks, milkshakes, sandwiches/toasties to eat in or take away. Open 8am-6pm, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sunday.

    Pasha Sandwich Bar 146 Clare Rd Really excellent value sandwiches and baguettes, made to order, with jacket potaoes etc to eat in or take away. Open 10am-5pm.

    Clark's Pies shopFISH & CHIPS/OTHER:

    Beano's 118 Clare Rd, 029 20 343 474 Pizza, kebabs, burgers and fried chicken, open seven days, 12pm-12 midnight (from 5.30pm Sunday). Home delivery available.
    Clark's Pies 23 Bromsgrove Street, 20 227586 (pictured left). A Grangetown institution since 1909. The famous Clark's distinctive crust and meat and gravy filling is popular across the city - ask for a "Clarksie" by name. As well as local chippies you can buy direct from the shop, open 10am-1.30pm, Mon-Sat. Also selling bread, cakes and sandwiches.
    Grange Fish Bar Penarth Rd Popular fish and chips plus Indian take-away - recently refurbished and under new management. Open Mon-Sat, 11.30am-2pm; 4.30pm-10.30pm.
    Premier Fish Bar 55 Corporation Road, 029 20 221510. Fish and chips, fried chicken, burgers, pizza, open 12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm (10pm Sun); delivery available.
    Fish 'N Things 162 Clare Road, 20 225 599 Fish, chicken, pizza and kebab take-away. Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm; Also open Sunday 5pm-11pm.
    Holmesdale Fish Bar, 66 Holmesdale Street. Open 12pm-2pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm, Mon-Sat. Also do a range of curries, pies and burgers.

    Flame Grill 179 Clare Road, Fantastic kebabs, lamb and chicken dishes.
    MA Fish Bar Cornwall St. Open lunchtimes and until about 11pm, closed Sunday. Popular and friendly chippy - they also do good curries, though it's the fish and chips and Clark's Pies people go for. Always freshly cooking batches so worth the wait if you have to.
    Martino's, 104 Corporation Road, 029 20 232189
    Millennium Fish Bar and Balti Take-Away 59 Cornwall St, 029 20 227073 Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, 4pm-11.30pm; Sun 5pm-11pm. Lunchtime meal deals, Halal. Free delivery over £10.

    Oasis 3 Corporation Road, 029 20 399991. Open 2pm-late, delivery from 4pm; pizza, kebabs, burgers and chicken.


    Vegetarian Food Studio 109 Penarth Road, 029 20 238222 Tues-Sunday, 10am-10pm. Excellent award-winning Vegetarian and vegan restaurant run by head chef Neil Patel, sweetmart, take-away. There’s a superb choice of southern Indian and traditional dishes, as well as appetisers and side dishes. Vegetarians come from miles around. ‘VFS’ as it’s locally known is praised for its great value for money and home cooked food. Popular dishes include: Somosas, Gujarati Thali, Chilli Paneer and Ringan Oro (aubergine). A must visit in Cardiff and you can even bring your own alcohol! READ FEATURE ARTICLE HERE. Ers 15 mlynedd, mae’r bwyty teuluol hwn wedi ennill sawl gwobr am eu bwyd Indiaidd figan a llysieuol, ac mae pobl yn dal i heidio yno. Gwerth gwych am arian a bwyd cartref neilltuol o dda. Y prydau mwyaf poblogaidd yw Somosas, Thali Gujarati, Panîr Tsili a Ringan Oro (aubergine). Dylai pawb ymweld â’r VFS unwaith yn eu bywyd – a chewch ddod â’ch alcohol eich hunan hefyd!.

    Wild Thing, RE-OPENING IN PENARTH ROAD IN 2022. Follow Instagram @wildthingcardiff; Twitter @wildthingcdf; Facebook @wildthingcardiff Read feature article here

    The Marl
    Grange Gardens, Holmesdale St, Corporation Rd A Victorian park, well laid out and winner of Green Flag awards. Sadly, the 100-year-old bowling green is no longer operating due to cutbacks. The bandstand has been restored in recent years to keep its original feel. There's now a revamped play area and tennis courts. A Grade II-listed war memorial dates from 1921. There are park benches, as well as modern play area. A park for all ages. Served by the No 8 bus. There's more on Grange Gardens on our history page.

    The Marl, Ferry Road Large expanse of green, with a long history for local sporting teams, including baseball and rugby going back more than 100 years. There are also all-weather sports pitches, as well as the adjoining Channel View Leisure Centre. Despite the encroachment of some waterside flat developments on its fringes, this is still a popular and large open space. Served by bus 9

    Sevenoaks Park, Virgil St/Sloper Road Also known locally as "The Tan," after the long-gone tannery, this park is also popular with football and baseball teams. The seven oaks give its name and it is bordered too by the railway. There's now a legal graffiti wall all along the railway side (a section is pictured left), which has been colourfully painted over at annual graffiti and hip-hop events. Served by buses 92 and 94

    Courtmead Gardens, Court Rd/Hereford St/Rutland St. Community garden opened in 2006 as part of North Grangetown regeneration project. Children helped design a nautical-themed pathway winding through it. This was a patch of wasteland for 30 years, after the old Court Road school was demolished. Served by buses 92 and 94, get off near The Cornwall

    Grangemore Park, off Ferry Road/Cardiff Bay retail park. A little oasis of wild flowers and grass, with a panoramic view of the city and the Bay from the top of the man-made hill. Hard to believe this used to be an old landfill tip in the 1970s and '80s, where the only association with nature was the clouds of seagulls which hovered over it. A short walk from the retail park carpark to stone seats and industrial sculpture at the top. Picnic area at the bottom and popular with dog walkers. Opened in 2000, with a central feature at the top designed with the help of Grangetown History Society. Artist Ian Randall, whose Silent Links ironwork is the centrepiece said it is supposed to reflect residents’ fears that Grangetown was being "nibbled at" by overdevelopment but also that they wanted to re-state the area’s strong identity – the sculpture’s links like the people were "firm and interlocked with a sense of strength and unity." There is a cycle/pedetrian path (Ely Trail) running alongside the River Ely, the other side of the hill - one entrance starts between the scout hall and the gas works and comes out by the fly-over into Dunleavy Drive; another entrance is in Penarth Road (just before the river bridge/entrance to the Pumping Station). There are a couple of riverside picnic areas. Served by the No 9 bus.

    Bowling at Grange Gardens

    Millennium Off Licence and Stores 55-57 Cornwall Street, 20 331 613. Open 7am-10.30pm, daily. Off licence, groceries, newspapers.

    Castle Wine and Food Express, 5-7 Clive Street, Tel: 029 20 254559 (Mon-Sat 6.30am-9pm, Sun 7am-8pm) Off-licence, paypoint, lottery, newspapers and general store.

    Clare Food Store, corner of Clare Road/Penarth Road and at 128 Clare Road. Long established family business with a range of fruit, vegetables, spices, rice and all you need for Asian cooking. It recently opened a bigger store at the corner of Penarth Road, which includes a butchers and cafe.

    Inma's Continental Stores, 152 Penarth Road. Long established Spanish-owned deli, which does rolls/sandwiches, also Mediterranean buffets and Spanish Tapas for corporate events or social events.
    Nisa Supermarket, Penarth Road, corner of Clare Road. Former Spar, includes Halal food, newspapers and magazines.
    Rahi General Store and Off Licence, 12 Clare Road
    Tesco Express, Corporation Rd, Penarth Rd/Paget St junction. Open 6am-11pm, seven days. Lottery; cash machine outside. Limited carpark - accessed off Paget Street from Penarth Road only - at the back of the store.
    Dayib Foodstore 17 Corporation Road, 029 20 394660.
    Minimarket, Holmesdale Street.
    Masalabazaar, Powerham Drive, off Virgil St, 029 20 344238. Ethnic foods, open Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
    Polski Sklep MIS Shop and Deli, 172-174 Clare Road, 029 20 345720. Polish supermarket and deli, with range of cheeses, meats, sweets, cakes, spirits.
    One Stop, 152 Clare Road. Open 6am-11pm; general store; cash machine outside.
    Asda There are unbelievably two large Asda stores within half a mile - one off Ferry Road on the Cardiff Retail Park (open 24hrs except Sunday), and the other is part of the Cardiff City retail park, off Leckwith Road.
    Morrisons, Sports Village, CF11 0JP, open Mon-Wed 0800-2100, Thurs-Fri 0800-2200; Sat 0800-2000; Sun 1000-1600. Cashpoints, Lottery, and restaurant.

    Grange Hill Newsagents 39 Corporation Rd, 029 20 250624.
    M & M Newsagents 176 Corporation Rd, 029 20 211818.

    Post Offices:
    Holmesdale St Post Office 53 Holmesdale Street, Open 9am-5.30pm, Mon-Fri, 9am-12.30pm Sat
    Virdee's Chemist/Post Office/General Store 54 Clare Rd/Jct Cornwall Street. Post Office open 9am-5.30pm, Mon-Fri, 9am-12.30pm Sat. Cashpoint (exterior, 24 hrs)

    Well Pharmacy (The old Thomas's) Chemist 178 Clare Rd/Jct Penarth Rd, 029 20 220174. Long-established chemist business but now owned by Well Pharmacy,
    Virdee's Chemist/Post Office/General Store 54 Clare Rd/Jct Cornwall Street, 029 20 635750.
    Howard & Palmer Chemist 100 Holmesdale Street 029 20 232044
    Well Pharmacy 37 Corporation Rd. 029 20 231907
    Boots, Cardiff Bay Retail Park, off Ferry Road. 029 20 229612. Usually open until late, a large store.

    Bruton's Bakers 60-62 Holmesdale St (029 20 224346) and 154 Clare Road, CF11 6RX (029 20 257035). Long-established take-away sandwiches, baguettes, rolls (inc meal deals), hot snacks, crusty bread and cream cakes. The Clare Road store has recently moved to new premises, closer to the Penarth Road junction.
    Inma's Continental Stores and Cafe, 152 Penarth Road. Well known for its baguettes.
    Fifi's Funky Food Shop 86 Paget Street, 029 20 190023, open 9.30am-3.30pm, Mon-Sat. Sandwiches, baguettes, hot food, smoothies and milk shakes.

    Morgan's Granary Corporation Rd. Pili Pala Custom Cakes Home-based cake business on Taff Embankment. Specialist in custom cakes and cupcakes but also offer chocolate goodies too. Contact via website.
    Your Indulgence - Home-based cake business, chocolates, cakes, sweets, treats and gift sets. Call 07805 516 0692.

    Pasha Sandwich Bar 146 Clare Rd Recently-opened for sandwiches and baguettes, made to order, with jacket potaoes etc to eat in or take away. Open 10am-5pm.
    Subway, 176 Clare Road, 029 20 328 116. Ubiquitous sandwich chain, with Halal. Open Mon-Sat 08.00-11pm, Sun 10am-10pm.

    Fruit and vegetables
    Young's Fruiters 144 Penarth Rd Long-established business, recently reopened in completely new shop on the same site.

    Boat on the Taff near Grangetown
    A moored boat on the Taff, near Channel View

    Haircare 54 Corporation Rd, 20 344 384. Unisex hair and beauty salon, open Tues-Saturday
    House of Hinton Hair Design, 178 Corporation Rd, 029 20 341 005. New hair salon
    Revival Beauty Studio, 170 Clare Road, Mon-Sat, 029 20 403579. Beauty salon, waxing, nails and tanning.

    Andrew's Barber Shop 108 Clare Road. Traditional barbers, with dry cuts from £6.50.
    Qadir Hairdressers 128 Clare Road, 029 20 667373
    Wendy's Hair Design 134 Clare Road, 029 20 232727.
    City Barbers unisex salon 52 Paget Street, 029 20 304644
    Hairplane Kent Street
    John Jacob Hairdresser, 36 Corporation Road.
    Barrie's barber's, 138 Penarth Road.
    Divine Hair and Beauty, 179 Penarth Road. Grangetown, 029 2022 6105

    The Taff Embankment
    The Taff Embankment

    Fabricare launderette/dry cleaners 164 Clare Road, 20 376111. Service washing, alterations, repairs and dry cleaning. Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, also now open Sunday.

    Clarence Hardware/DIY Centre 64 Corporation Road, 20 387 108 Traditional ironmongery and hardware specialists. Traditional ironmongery and hardware specialists. Open 8.30am-5pm, Mon-Sat. Established in 1959, Cardiff’s oldest independent Hardware Centre and Ironmonger supply both retail and trade sectors, from simple washers to complex locking systems, they stock it all. Experience shopping as it should be, friendly service, excellent products and realistic prices. Ers 1959, mae siop nwyddau dur a haearn hynaf Caerdydd wedi bod yn gwasanaethu masnachwyr a chwsmeriaid lleol, gan werthu popeth o hoelion syml i systemau cloi drysau cymhleth. Dyma siop gyfeillgar, hen ffasiwn go iawn, gyda chynnyrch rhagorol a phrisiau real

    Millstones, 175-176 Penarth Road, 029 2023 6000 Household and hardware Anglers Supplies: 172 Penarth Road, 029 2022 0723, 9-5.30pm, Mon-Sat. Bait and tackle shop.

    The Honeycomb, 110 Clare Road, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Independent toy and children's book shop, also offering activities, story time, craft events and parent and baby sessions.

    Hussain Jewellers, 58 Clare Road, 029 20 225 786. Gold and Asian jewellery

    Planet Technologies 6 Tudor Street, Riverside (029 20 190234) PC and accessories sales, web and software developers.

    PC Tec Wales 177 Penarth Road, 20 319 089 e-mail Suppliers of made-to-measure computer systems, equipment etc, repairs, online and personal service. 19 Corporation Road, CF11 7AN, Tel: 029 20 166079, out of hours 07005 947299 email Independent mobile phone contract specialist


    Koda Press Blaenclydach Street, Grangtown, 029 20 231 789 or 07929 381537. Printers
    AutoPrinters, 107 Penarth Road, nr Taff Embankment. All kinds of printing and stationery jobs.
    Ikon Creative Ltd, 3 Pendyris Street, Grangetown, CF11 6RJ. 02920 233480 Graphic design, web design, branding and digital print company, with profits going to Wallich homeless charity.

    Claire's Crafts 107 Penarth Road, Grangetown, CF11 6JT Tel: 029 20232377 Fax 029 20371090
    Davies Framing Services, 63 Clare Road, 029 20344793, Twitter: @Daviesframing. Open Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 2pm-4.45pm; Sat 9.30am-12.30pm.Almost opposite the Neville pub, good, friendly and efficient service, with bespoke framings for photos, prints and paintings. Marilyn and Paul have been in business for 25 years. They also offer home visits for residents unable to reach them. Twitter: @Daviesframing. Marilyn has been in business for 25 years, while the family business has been going for 36 years. She also offers home visits for residents unable to reach them. Supplying artists, business and private clients around Cardiff and beyond. Fine Art Trade Guild Members. Gwasanaeth fframio arbenigol, gyda dewis da o ddeunyddiau. Rydym yn cyflenwi fframiau i artistiaid, busnesau a chleientiaid preifat ar draws caerdydd a thu hwnt. Aelodau o urdd y masnachwyr

    Florence Pictures and Lightings, 21 Corporation Road, 20 398828. 10am-6pm, framing, oil paintings, prints and lighting.

    Asian Boutique, 69 Paget Street, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7LE02920372973, 11am-6.30pm Mon-Sun. Asian Boutique features stunning sarees and salwar kameez, carefully selected from India and Pakistan, including a beautiful children’s clothing range. Accessorise your outfit with sparkling jewellery, fine silk scarves, handbags and henna, all available in store.

    Street Supply, 1 Stafford Road/Clare Road junction. Tel: 07970 561985. Email Facebook Discounted and end-of-line designer T-shirts, sweatshirts, tracksuits, trainers. Also T-shirt printing service.

    EMA Embroidery and Promotions, 142 Penarth Rd, 029 20 190110. Promotion T-shirts, clothing, uniforms and sportswear.

    Zoe O'Shea Designer Florist, 88 Paget Street, 029 20 220 999. Mon-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm, Sat 9.30pm-1pm. Flowers for all occasions, Christmas bouquets, table decorations and gifts. Financial/legal services:
    Gooden & Co Solicitors 5 Corporation Rd, 029 20 371177
    Malekin Law 11 Corporation Road, 029 20 231 222 Email

    Bespoke Mediation: Grangetown-based mediation service, offering civil and commercial mediation anywhere in Cardiff and south Wales, contact Meg Mathieson, email Tel: 07984702576

    Cardiff Consumer Services Corporation Road, 0800 6127286 Email Consumer disputes, debt management, tax refunds, no-win-no-fee accident management claims.
    The Landlord and Tenant Partnership 3 Hansom Place, Grangetown, 07852 834018 Property management and specialist advice for landlords who have problem tenants, the firm deals with evictions, drafting tenancy agreements and deal with bond/ deposit disputes and rent arrears. The consultancy also offers help to tenants who are facing eviction. Contact: Mikel Powell-Jeremiah, consultant
    Mr Homes 233 Penarth Road Grangetown, CF11 6FS 029 20 021350 E-mail Mon-Friday: 9am-6pm; Sat 9.30am-4.30pm; Sun: Online Services Available 24hours/7days E-mail Estate agents, independent financial advice, mortgages, family protection, pensions, investment, insurance and business protection. Your local property expert, offering unrivalled experience in the Local Market. Online services as well as you being able to visit in the office and guide you around the best possible advice on all aspects of the buying, selling and letting process. Mae Mr Homes yn cynnig profiad di-guro yn y farchnad eiddo leol. Mae gennym wasanaethau ar-lein, neu cewch alw yn ein swyddfa am sgwrs wyneb yn wyneb. Gyda Mr Homes, rydych yn siwr o gael y cyngor gorau posibl am bob agwedd o brynu, gwerthu neu osod eiddo. .
    Welsh Mortgage Solutions, 164 Taff Embankment, Grangetown, 029 20 383630. Loans, mortgages and protection policies.
    Vouched For Website listing local financial advisers with recommendations

    Bedz 4 U - old signFurnishings/flooring:
    Alfred Eves Upholstery 177 Corporation Road, 029 20 231 950.
    UBee Furniture, Windsor Buildings, Ferry Rd (opp Clive Street junction). Tel 029 20 232878.
    Furniture Space, 114-116 Clare Road, 029 20 226776.
    Ikea, Ferry Road. Swedish giant on the site of the old gas works. Open until 10pm most days.
    New World Flooring, 209 Penarth Road, Tel: 029 2022 5577, Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. laminate, solid wood, vinyl
    WAT Flooring, 103-105 Clare Road, Cardiff, 029 20 382273. Carpet, carpet tile, laiminate and vinyl flooring showroom. Family firm.


    Pets At Home Cardiff Bay Retail Park, Ferry Road, 029 20 232473. Includes vets surgery. Open Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 10.30am-4.30pm
    All Paws Dog Groomers, 86a Paget Street, 029 20 259082.
    Wallace Pet Boarding, Hereford Street. Not kennels but home 24hr board or daycare for pets - dogs, cats and small animals; space limited so need to book. Tel: 07708 039876, email:

    Joynur Travel 28 Clare Rd, 020 20 666616. Air tickets and money transfer. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.
    Khan Travel Service 177 Clare Road, 029 20 372 892
    Dayib Telecom and Daryeel Shop, 1-3 Corporation Rd, 029 20 190111, 10am-8pm, travel agent, clothing, perfumes, international phone calls, photocopying.

    Vehicle Trades/Petrol:
    P & P Motors 15 Priority Business Park, Curran Rd, Cardiff Bay, 029 20 226655. Vehicle repairs, MOT tests and services
    J&P Autos, 206a Penarth Rd, 029 20 396758. Repairs, services, welding and MOTs.

    Ninian Service Station, 145 Sloper Rd, Cardiff CF11 8AF Tel: 029 20 387477
    Total, 235 Corporation Rd, Grangetown, CF11 7AS Tel: 029 2038 9700
    Also petrol garages at Morrison's, Cardiff Bay sports village and Asda, Ferry Road.

    Khan Car Wash and Tyre Centre, rear of 92-94 Clive Street, CF11 7HN, 0787 5278197/0781 6282879. Car washes, body polishes, tyres and puncture repairs.
    A&A Car Valet, Lane off Ystrad Street, 20 190 174, email 9am-6pm (9am-2pm Sun), car valeting from £20-75.
    Nextline, 114-116 Clare Road, 029 20 231 211. Valeting, part-worn tyres and tyre repairs, Mon-Sat, 9am,-6pm.
    RS Tyres and Exhausts, 61 Clare Rd, Grangetown, 029 20 399 351, 0786 6266 202. Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm, weekends 10am-3pm.
    Windway Tyres and Brakes, North Clive Street, 0800 387 044. Mon-Fri, 8am-5.30pm, Sat 8am-12pm.

    Misc trades/services:

    Big Leek Plumbing Solutions 02920 340679 Email:

    MY Wood Designs Joinery & carpentry, based in Grangetown and Penarth. Call Mike on 07976 616 252 or email

    Europe Construction, building/carpentry, decorating, plumbing, electrical. 16 Paget Street, Grangetown, CF11 7LB, 20 224 265, 07817 574769/07963 710733.

    Silvermoon Security Tel: 08432 898870/08432 898872, email: Grangetown-based security company, for guarding premises, mobile patrols and security at events.

    SMP Playgrounds Ltd Manufacturers/designers of challenging, fun and safe playgrounds and sports areas for children. Local agent, contact: Leon Wilson, South Clive Street, Grangetown Cardiff CF11 7EF, Tel 07860 719062. E-mail

    NB: We take no responsibility for any businesses and traders listed, but are glad to receive any recommendations!

    Cardiff City FC, Cardiff City Stadium, off Leckwith Road Tel: 029 20 398636.

    Grange Albion AFC, matches played at Coronation Park, Sloper Road. Operates teams in the 1st Division of the South Wales Senior League and the Premier Division of the Cardiff and District League. We return to the main clubhouse in Paget Street after each game. The football section has enjoyed much success over the years and celebrated its 65th birthday in 2007.

    Grange Boys Club FC . A community football club with football teams aged from under eight to under 18. Affiliated to the South Wales Football Association and play within the jurisdiction of the Cardiff and District Football League. Email secretary John Wheadon

    St Patrick's FC: Matches at Sevenoaks Park, Virgil St.

    Baseball on The Marl, Grangetown
    Grange Albion at the Marl

    Grange Albion Baseball Club FROM 2018, NO BASEBALL TEAM/FIXTURES: Plays at Sevenoaks Park. Operates teams in the Premier and First Divisions of the Welsh Baseball League. The baseball club celebrated its centenary in 2007 and is proud to be the oldest and most successful side in the history of Welsh baseball. The club have been Welsh champions a record 28 times, most recently in successive seasons in 2008 and 2009. New players most welcome. Please email us at

    The Grange Albion Sports & Social Club is at 144 Paget Street Grangetown, CF11 7LA Tel: 029 2025 0761. The club operates a number of teams in football, skittles and baseball and new players are most welcome - see above.

    Grange Catholics Baseball Club: 2009 Bill Barrett Cup holders. Matches at Sevenoaks Park, Virgil Street.

    Grangetown Allstars Cricket Club. A young club, founded in 2008, who play in the Cardiff Midweek Cricket League Division 1. The aim is to provide cricket lovers in Cardiff to have fun playing the game they love and help build good relationships in the community. The club encourages youngsters to play cricket and avoid getting into trouble as cricket gives them something to focus on. Also on Facebook

    Cardiff International Athletic Club (CIAC) RFC Founded nearly 60 years ago, the club plays at The Marl in the SA Brain Cardiff & District Division 1. There is also junior rugby every Sunday 10.30am-12.30pm, The Marl, Grangetown. E-mail or contact: Franklyn Paris, 029 20 225 849/07989 827 866 or Aled Edwards, 029 20 344 127.

    CIAC Junior Rugby: The Marl, Grangetown (Girls/Boys, 7-13, Sun, 10.30am-12.30pm, contact: Franklyn Paris, 20 225 849, Aled Edwards, 20 344 127, email CIACS)

    Double Diamonds skittles Team who play at The Lyndon Social Club, Clare Road
    Cardiff Bay Yacht Club The Clubhouse Ferry Road Grangetown, CF11 0JL Tel: 029 20666627.

    Planet Gymnastics (behind B&Q, 26 Hadfield Road), Unit 2a Glynstell Industrial estate, Glynstell Close, Grangetown. Tel: 07790 920573. Email Facilities include fast-track trampoline, sprung floor, inflatable air track, apparatus, dance studios for hire, gymnastics and cheerleading classes for all ages, including adults, mother and toddler groups, day-time activities and drop-in sessions. Freestyle urban gymnastics, incorporating free running parkour. Home of Cardiff Olympic Gymnastics Club.

    St Patrick's Karate Club, St Paul's hall, Paget St. Shotokan karate, Wed 4.30m-5.30pm (all ages), Sat 11.15am-12 noon (3-8ys only). All ages and male/female welcome, £3.50 per class. Contact: Rob Green, 07878 788034, email.

    Non Combat Karate, St Dyfrig and St Samson's church hall, Pentre St, Fri 6pm-7pm, four years plus. 07716 070135.

    Cardiff Shotokan Karate Club Baden Scout Hall Ferry Rd, Tues 5.30pm-7.30pm; Women's Workshop Clarence House Clarence Rd, Thurs 5.30pm-7.30pm; 1 hour £3 2 hours £5 contact Carl 07806794303

    Taekwon-do and kickboxing: Channel View Leisure Centre, Tues & Thurs. Family-orientated martial arts school for four-year-olds and over. For details see or cal 07971 468 231. Also classes in Llanrumney, Cathays and Pontprennau.

    Political parties/Councillors

    Liberal Democrats

    Vaughan Gething AM and Alun Michael - South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner since 2012, pictured in Grange Gardens, and right Labour councillor Lynda Thorne and 2017 fellow councillors Ashley Lister and Abdul Sattar.

    Labour: Councillor Lynda Thorne, also branch secretary, 51 Bessborough Drive, Grangetown, (029) 2034 5679/0789 1086560 email Councillor Ashley Lister and Councillor Abdul Sattar. Surgeries held at Grangetown Library - Saturdays 10am-12.30pm and Coun Thorne on first Wednesday of month at Channel View.
    Stephen Doughty MP, Cardiff South and Penarth Tel: 029 20 444055;: Office: 1 Caspian Point, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4DQ Tweet @SDoughtyMP or Facebook - StephenDoughtyMP
    Vaughan Gething AM, Cardiff South and Penarth, email Address: National Assembly for Wales Cardiff Bay CF99 1NA, 029 2089 8283

    Tariq Awan (centre) with 2017 election candidates Elin Roberts and Richard Vaughan.

    Plaid Cymru Tariq Awan and Richard Vaughan. Twitter: @TariqAwanPC
    Neil McEvoy AM, South Wales Central Email:

    Cardiff South Conservatives, email, contact 07757 341 292. Ben Gray, email

    Grange Gardens, off Corporation Road
    The war memorial in Grange Gardens

    Residents'/local groups

    Ferry Court Residents Association email: See web forum page
    Friends of Pentre Gardens: Residents group Looking to help look after Pentre and Merches Gardens, and make the area pleasant and safe for the community. Facebook page and email
    Taff Mead Residents' Association. Meetings at the Samaj Centre, Mardy Street.

    South Riverside Community Development Centre Ltd, Brunel St, Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6ES Tel 029 20 220309 email Contact: Ken Barker, Centre Administrator. Locally-managed charity and company that has a membership and area of benefit covering Riverside, Grangetown and Canton. Its aim is to improve the quality of life of all residents, focussing on community development, developing skills and area regeneration.
    Butetown Community Association Butetown Community Centre Loudoun Square Butetown, CF10 5UZ Tel: 07961 875546
    Butetown Community Centre Loudoun Square Butetown, CF10 5JU Tel: 029 20487658

    North Grangetown - Allerton Street and Jubilee Street from the railway

    Legal/Advice/Employment advice
    Citizen's Advice Bureau - Wednesdays 1.45-4.15pm Grangetown Health Centre Cambridge Street Grangetown, CF11 7DJ Tel: 029 20 398676 and Fridays 1.45-4.15pm at Butetown Health Centre Loudoun Square Butetown, CF10 5UZ Tel: 029 20 398676

    Race Equality First - Drop-in advice surgeries on race discrimination/harassment at the Buzz Café, Penarth Rd. Every first Monday, 5pm-7pm. REF case officer Hodan Hersi on 029 20 224097, The Friary Centre The Friary Cardiff CF10 3FA . Email

    Riverside Advice Tudor Street, Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6AF Tel 029 20341577 Free advice on welfare benefits and debt. Open door drop-in, outreach venues, appointments and home visits. Target areas are Riverside, Grangetown and Butetown and areas to the west of Cardiff. Includes specialist service for those over 60, those with children under four, those with English language and literacy difficulties, those with mental health difficulties and tenants of Taff Housing Association

    Age Concern Cardiff/Vale Advocacy Service, Unit 4, CleeveHouse, Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen, Cardiff CF145GP. 029 20 683 683. Email Free and confidential information and advice for all people over 60 and for their carers. Support with health and housing matters, residential nursing care and a wide range of other issues relevant to older people. If they can help then they help to put you in touch with those that can such as social services Occupational therapy and other agencies. Home visits can be made. Help can be provided with practical tasks such as letter-writing, form-filling and making telephone calls. We also run a monthly support group for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

    Cardiff and Vale Peer Mentoring Service Kaleidoscope and Pen yr Enfys Supporting people who have been, or who are, affected by substance or alcohol misuse as well as their friends and families. We help people looking for employment, education, training or volunteering opportunities, through a support network of trained Peer Mentors. For more information, please contact Sarah on 07956 579700 or

    Pathways to Work, Tel: 029 20 271670 or email 3rd Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff CF10 1EW Scheme to help people on health-related benefits build their skills and confidence, manage their condition and ultimately find a job that suits them.

    Age Concern Good Neighbour Scheme, Butetown Grangetown. Co-ordinator Dave Sullivan Tel 029 20 360306 email The scheme offers advice support and practical help for people over 60 living in their own homes based on volunteer resources. If you would like to know more or are interested in volunteering, offering help with befriending, shopping or transport please ring the above number.

    Police - See also our Crime and Community page


    Mr JRS Roll, Mrs S Gunning, Miss J Gehan 99 Corporation Rd, 029 20 22 98 77. Mon & Thurs 8.15am-6pm; Tues 8.15am-6.30pm; Wed 8.15am-3pm; Fri 8.15am-1pm, closed 1pm-2pm, ex Wed. NHS and private.
    Cardiff Smile Centre - Ben Omovie, Mrs Alex Du Plessis 113 Clare Road, 20 233 277, Mon to Fri 9am-12.30pm, Mon & Thurs 2pm-5pm; Tues 2pm-6pm; Wed 2pm-7pm; NHS and private.


    The new-look Grange Medical Centre, which opened in 2013

    Saltmead Medical Centre: 107 Clare Rd, (029) 20 341103, 8.30am-6pm Mon to Fri. Email: Dr Steve Short, Drs Shiladitya Sinha, Sophie Marett, Rebecca Cushen and Laura Parris.
    Clare Road Medical Centre, Dr P Kumar Singh, 148 Clare Road Grangetown, CF11 6RW Tel: 02920 388081
    Grange Surgery: Drs MA Naseem, H B Singh, 150-152 Clare Road (029) 20 231109 also at The Health Centre Cambridge Street, 029 20399648
    The Corporation Road Surgery, Drs Aly Anwar and Sharif Anwar, 4 Corporation Road(029) 20 231259
    Grangetown Medical Practice: Drs Stephen G Lush, Simon Gray, Sian Roberts, Seema Sinha and Rebecca McGhee. Bishop Street, CF11 6PG, 02920 226057
    Grangetown Health Centre, D K Maghami 45 Cambridge Street (029) 20 342728
    Riverside Health Centre Wellington Street Cardiff South Glamorgan CF11 9SH Tel: (029) 20 342113
    Cardiff Local Health Board 029 2055 2212
    4 Winds (User Led Assoc) 65 Clare Road Grangetown, CF10 4AL Tel: 029 2038 8144
    Young People's Health Advice 109 St Mary's Street City Centre Cardiff Tel: 029 20871448
    Do you have a health problem that you had for a while and is interfering with your life? Would you like help to manage your health and cope? The NHS runs a six week self-help course called the Expert Patient Programme it is free and all you have to do is phone up enrol on a course. Please phone 02920 350260 or visit

    Wellbeing 4U Support with immunisation, screening, alcohol misuse and smoking, exercise and loneliness and isolation - the service is being offered at Grangetown Health Centre in Cambridge Street (and its satellite in Butetown) and Dr Aly Anwar’s surgery in Corporation Road for the forseeable future. Please call 029 2085 8148 or email:

    Cardiff Exercise Referral
    Health for Life, Channel View Leisure Centre. Contact: Emma Bridgman, 07970701308 The exercise referral scheme is aimed at people that have health problems but need to take part in exercise to improve their health and well-being.To join the scheme speak to your GP Practice nurse medical professional and complete a referral form


    Darlington's, 144 Clare Road, Grangetown CF10 7RW. Tel 029 20 225609

    Direct Eyecare, 42A Corporation Road CF11 7AU, Tel: 029 20 343 917, 9.30am-5.30pm. Independent opticians providing a bespoke service for every client, we always strive for the best whether in-store or with our NHS funded home care service for our homebound customers. We offer free retinal photography and use only the latest equipment so call our experts now! Optegwyr annibynnol yw Direct Eyecare, yn cynnig gwasanaeth arbennig i bob cleient. Rydym yn anelu i ragori bob amser, yn ein siop neu drwy wasanaeth gofal cartref y GIG. Mae’r cyfarpar diweddaraf gennym ni, ac rydym yn cynnig ffotograffiaeth y retina am ddim, felly ffoniwch ni!

    Holistic/Other health and fitness
    Cardiff Holistic Therapies, 4 Clive Street, Grangetown, Cardiff CF11 7JB. E-mail Mark Worrall Offering a range of specialist therapies to relieve body and mind, available for men and women. Therapeutic body massage; Indian head massage; reiki; auricular (Ear) acupuncture

    The body's way 19 Kilcredaun House, Ferry Court, Ferry Rd, Grangetown, Cardiff CF11 0JG. Tel: 07963 367077, Email contact: Sam Hyde. "Empowering people to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well being. Offering new and ancient techniques, classes, workshops, personal tuition, masterclasses, crystal healing, reiki, Nia, charka balancing, attracting abundance courses, life coaching, personal fitness training, books, clothing, music and more".

    Herbal Medicine: Sabine Braun, registered medical herbalist and facial reflexologist in Grangetown. Contact: Tel. 07902425295. “The treatment employs a holistic approach that takes the time to listen to patients and investigate thoroughly all aspects involved, i.e. diet, lifestyle, emotions, etc."

    Cranio-Sacral: Tanja Råman is a therapist based in Grangetown, contact: Email or 07952 188 815. "Due to its gentle nature, cranio-sacral therapy can be useful for more vulnerable members of the population, including new born babes, pregnant women and elderly."

    GP exercise referral: Health for Life classes, 16-week courses at Channel View leisure centre, contact: Emma Richardson on 07970 701308 or your GP.

    Pilates: Pilates classes for all ages and abilities on Wednesday evenings. Cardiff Pilates, at The Women's Workshop, Clarence House, Clarence Rd, Butetown Cardiff CF10 5FB Email:

    Radio Cardiff 98.7FM. Butetown-based community radio station started broadcasting in October 2007, after winning a five year licence, and after a few months off-air in 2008, re-started a full service in 2009. Different types of music, local presenters and community features and news. A wide selection of music, from house, soca to jazz.

    BBC Radio Wales 88 MW, 93-104FM

    BUS Cardiff Bus services (updated April 2017). Fares cost £1.80 single from Grangetown (£1 short hop to and from Durham St/Clare Road stop fare boundary to city centre) or £3.60 day-to-go pass, for travel on all city buses all day:

    1 and 2 Bay Circle Circular route (1hr 15 mins) To/from Butetown via Corporation Road, Clare Road, Cornwall Street, Virgil Street, Sloper Road, Leckwith Road onto Canton, Ely Bridge, Heath Hospital, Cathays, UWIC Colchester Ave, Tremorfa, Splott, Central Station. The route was revised in July 2013 to operate via Dumballs Road and not Bute Street. In addition, on Mondays to Fridays journeys are diverted to serve Ocean Way Business Park throughout the daytime. Timetable revised to focus timings for workers and visitors to Heath Hospital. Timetable/route

    No 8: Grangetown to University Hospital of Wales, Heath via City Centre Buses returning from city centre, pick-ups now in Dumfries Place (stop HU); Greyfriars Road (stop GN, opp New Theatre stage door), Ffordd y Brenin (stop GR, close to Hopbunker bar); Westgate Street (stop KG, close to Zero Degrees pub), onto Grangetown via Clare Rd, Corporation Rd, Clarence Rd onto Cardiff Bay - James St, Atlantic Wharf (County Hall) and Pierhead St. Timetable/route
    No 9 and 9A: City Centre, same route as No 8 from City Centre then Clare Road, Pentre St, Clive St, Ferry Rd (Asda) and around to Sports Village/Morrisons). For Paget Street and Channel View see new service 9C below – please note that some early morning and evening journeys on route 9 will divert via Channel View. Some journeys continue across the city as route 11 to Splott, Tremorfa and Pengam Green. Timetable/route
    No 9C: City Centre, Revised to operate City Centre to Channel View, via Paget Street, every 30 minutes Timetable/route

    X11 CrossCity - NAT Group Cardiff Bay to Pentwyn via Grangetown, City Centre and Newport Road. Service runs from Millennium Centre via Corporation Rd, Clare Road to city centre every 20 minutes until just after 8pm; last return bus 8.43pm from Westgate St Mon-Sat and 6.04pm on Sunday. Fares £1.60 single, £3 all day. Operated by New Adventure Travel.

    No 17/18 Capital Red Bus Ely/Canton (towards city only)The so-called "bendy buses" from Ely and Cowbridge Rd, Canton, drop off in Tudor Street (by Spar, close to Clare Road lights)
    Nos 92, 93 and 94: Penarth/Barry, Route from Cardiff city centre from outside Mill Lane (outside John Lewis), back via Tudor Street, Clare Road, Cornwall Street, Virgil Street, Sloper Road, Penarth Road. New timetable from July 2013, to operate every 10 minutes between Cardiff and Penarth then once per hour to Barry via Dinas Powys, twice per hour to Barry via Sully and three times per hour to St. Lukes Avenue. The section of route between Barry and Highlight Park on route 94 will be discontinued and replaced by new route 98. Sunday evening journeys on route 92 are withdrawn. Timetable/route

    RAIL Grangetown Station, Penarth Road. Service operated by Arriva Trains Wales Routes - Cardiff Central (4 mins) or Vale of Glamorgan Line includes Dinas Powys, Barry, Rhoose (for Cardiff International Airport, 25-29 mins), Llantwit Major and Bridgend. Service timetable until June 2006 plus Online rail planner. Also Ninian Park station on the corner of Sloper Road for Leckwith and Cardiff City FC. Services to Rhoose or Cardiff Central/Queen St, Radyr, Pontypridd and Aberdare.

    TAXIS City-based firms to order by phone include: Capital 029 20 777777; Premier 029 20 565656 and Delta 029 20 20 2020. Nearest rank is Cardiff Central Station/Outside bus station, Tudor St, city centre.


    Boat taxi Taff Mead Embankment, Grangetown to Cardiff Bay. Operated by Cardiff CATS, the service runs seven days a week, running to Mermaid Quay and the Barrage. The round trip costs (2007) £5 for adults, £2.50 single, with services intially leaving the Taff spot every hour or so from 11.30am to 4.30pm. In the winter, a boat taxi runs from Cardiff Castle as a request stop at Taff Mead, roughly on the hour, to Mermaid Quay - the return journey is on the half hour until about 5.30pm.

    Aquabus (Tel: 029 20 472004/07500 556556) also run a boat taxi service from Cardiff Bay Barrage and Mermaid Quay to the city, with Channel View and Taff Mead embankment (by Pendyris Street junction) as request stops. They run all-year round, with 20-30 minute services from Mermaid Quay hourly between 1030 and 1630, with services from the city from 1100 to 1700. Fares are £5 return, £3 single, children £3 return and £2 single.

    Day boat trips operate to Flat Holm island in the Bristol Channel on board the Lewis Alexander (room for 30), daily from the boat stage outside Channel View Leisure Centre during the summer months and regularly at other times from March to October. Fare payable in advance (2011 prices), £20 adults, £10 children 7-14, family ticket £50 (two adults and two children); 50-60 minute journey plus three hours on island. Sailing times vary. Tel: 029 20 353917 for reservations and more details or email.