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Penarth Pier Pavilion

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Address: | The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
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+44 29 2071 2100
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:30 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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A fully restored Art Deco Pier Pavilion housing a gallery, cinema, cafe and...

A fully restored Art Deco Pier Pavilion housing a gallery, cinema, cafe and restaurant. The pavilion offers an exciting film and exhibition programme and a full events schedule including live music and locally sourced food and drink that can be enjoyed with a sea view. The Pavilion is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to engaging with the community through the arts and the environment.

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Nice venue, small and intimate. Great if nice weather. Might be unsatisfactory if the weather is bad as photos outside would not be possible for very long.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
goozgog77
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice venue, small and intimate. Great if nice weather. Might be unsatisfactory if the weather is bad as photos outside would not be possible for very long.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a walk from Cardiff Bay the Pier Pavilion was a great find unfortunately the coffee machine had broken down but the Americano was good and the cake tasty. Really interesting Art Deco building with friendly staff and the information point was a good resource for information on the locality, helpful, knowledgeable staff at the information desk.

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Thank rememberthegoodtimes
Barry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful views, fab service, lovely hot chocolate and toasted tea cakes. We were even given an extra jug of hot chocolate for when the froth settled. Good cheerful staff, clean tables, excellent.

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Thank CarolynD552070
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely surroundings and could be such a fab place, but the service is shockingly slow. I waited 20 minutes for a coffee and there was only 2 other people in the queue. No apology from the staff. This is not the first time this has happened, the last time I just gave up and went into Penarth town for lunch... More 

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Thank RachieTroll
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I enjoyed a very tasty panini and coffee at the Pavilion Café. Staff and surroundings were pleasant. Lovely location.

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Thank Sarah S
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living locally, we often take advantage of the very grown-up, sophisticated little facility of the cosy, privately run cinema here. Showing latest films such as LaLaLand (in Cinemascope no less) or vintage and arte house if you're looking for something a bit different. With a bar downstairs, you can enjoy a G & T or a bottle of bubbly while... More 

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Thank Linda L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a walk along the pier, sip coffee in the sun, then catch a ferry over to Clevedon, loveky day out. Return trip eat pizza at Tony,s and watch a film in cinema.

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Thank annabelle016
South Wales
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298 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went for the first time today to see 'Sully' staring Tom Hanks. Small cinema but what an excellent local facility. Complimentary cup of tea / coffee beforehand with a biscuit. Excellent experience overall. Recommended, please use it. Can book tickets online.

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Thank Andrew J
Telford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Visited today, planning a walk on the pier and a coffee & cake in the pavilion cafe. The walk on the pier was great but the cafe really has little atmosphere and it is quite poorly laid out, with not enough seats, there were several empty tables but no chairs available to sit at them. Nothing seemed to be happening... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My Mother in Law lives a 5 minute walk away. I walk down there every day & always enjoy it. Fresh air, the sea, good coffee, chips and/or ice cream depending in the time of year. A great place to while away a few hours. The new building even has a great little cinema. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Kate R

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