Pentwyn has three pubs : the Village Inn, the Hollybush and the Pentwyn Arms (originally The Grand Slam). Pentwyn has its own shopping centre which includes a convenience store and Post Office, fish and chips shop, Indian takeaway, pizza outlet and betting shop. Pentwyn Retail Park, situated off the A48 junction near Pentwyn, hosts several other stores and food outlets. There are also several branches of supermarket chains in the local area.
Pentwyn Leisure Centre is one of Cardiff's largest; it has a swimming pool with a wave machine, squash courts, multi-activity sports hall, a fitness suite, a lounge bar and a cafeteria. It is built in a similar layout to the Llanishen leisure centre. Behind the leisure centre is a popular skate park.
Pentwyn has five primary schools: The Hollies, St Bernadette's, St David's, Bryn Celyn and Glyncoed. There are currently no high schools in Pentwyn.
The area is also home to the 1st Pentwyn Scout Group.
Governance and politics
The electoral ward of Pentwyn falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff Central. It is bounded by the wards of Pontprennau & Old St. Mellons to the north; Llanrumney to the east; Penylan to the south; and Cyncoed to the west.
Pentwyn is on the 51/53, 55 & 57/58 Cardiff Bus routes from Central Station to Pontprennau via Penylan and Llanedeyrn. It is located close the M4 motorway Junction 30 (Cardiff East), and is served by Cardiff East Park and Ride, which is off the A48/Pentywn interchange roundabout.
- "Double helpings as two new tenants lined up at Pentwyn retail park". Want Space Got Space. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
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