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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

Branch area pubs selling real ale

  • Cardiff
    • Albany 105 Donald Street Cardiff CF24 4TL Telephone(029) 2031 1075

      A locals' pub in an area with a large student population, the Albany continues to attract a varied clientele through its beer quality, ambiance and range of activities. The public bar is lively, with TVs showing sport, while the lounge bar offers the chance for quiet conversation. The pub holds a twice-weekly poker league night, weekly quiz and karaoke on Saturday nights. It has a covered and heated smoking area, skittle alley and beer garden.

    • Andrew Buchan 29 Albany Road Cardiff CF24 3LH Telephone(01495) 790456

      Rhymney Brewery's only pub in Cardiff, a great community pub in the heart of the Albany Road shopping area just to the north-east of the city centre. Guest beers include not only Rhymney's own brands but also some from associated companies. There is also a good range of ciders, usually from respected local producer Llanblethian Orchards. Sports TV is shown but normally with the volume turned down so as not to detract from the excellent juke box. Several bus routes stop almost at the door.

    • Aneurin Bevan Caerphilly Road Cardiff CF14 4AD Telephone(029) 2054 4280

      A J D Wetherspoon pub that is smaller and more intimate than many, set in the middle of a busy road junction in the heart of northern Cardiff. It offers the usual Wetherspoon range of value for money food plus a constantly changing wide range of ales at low prices. Live subtitled news (on silent) throughout the day. Recently held first solo beer festival.

    • Beverley Hotel 75-77 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9PG Telephone(029) 2034 3443

      A large, converted Victorian town house prominently located on Cathedral Road. A pleasant lounge bar occupies much of the ground floor and hotel rooms occupy the upper floors. There is an outdoor drinking area at the front where a marquee is sometimes erected on rugby international weekends to extend the pub's covered accommodation.

    • Birchgrove 1-3 Brchgrove Road Cardiff CF14 1RR Telephone(029) 2031 1319

      Busy suburban community pub in a prominent position at a major crossroads. Built in Arts and Crafts style but modernised in recent years, it has retained original features including wood panelling in the public bar and two red-brick fireplaces. Four regular beers and one guest are served, all from the Marstons stable. During the summer months a changing guest cider is also available on handpump. The pub has a traditional skittle alley. Darts, Sunday quiz.

    • Black Griffin Inn Church Road Cardiff CF14 0SJ Telephone(029) 2074 7399

      Upmarket local in suburban village on edge of the green belt. The original village pub, opposite the church, has been extended uphill to provide a substantial restaurant area. House beer which is a Greene King beer.

    • Black Lion 49 Cardiff Road Cardiff CF5 2DQ Telephone(029) 2056 7312

      A traditional pub with a stand-out black & white facade on the main road through Llandaff. It has been opened up inside into a large open plan bar with a wooden floor and decor that gives it a slightly rustic feel. Guest beers include those from Brains' own craft brewery as well as from breweries elsewhere, including some served from a gravity stillage behind the bar. Of interest in the interior are old brewery signs, loads of beer bottles (not for drinking!) which are secured on shelving in recesses or against the walls. Look up and you can see some beer barrels perched on some ceiling beams. Continuing the beer theme, many pumpclip stickers are dotted around giving an idea of the many ales from Brains and other breweries that have passed this way in recent times, with the ever increasing types of ales from Brains craft brewery being particularly impressive. May close early at night. Around the walls are displayed scenes of Llandaff which share space with a number of framed pen pictures of past Glamorgan County Cricket Club “greats” and a few cricketing cartoons. The bar counter has inlaid Prince of Wales feathers patterns which break up its otherwise plain wooden appearance. Food is popular and the menu offers a good range of pub grub favourite dishes among others.

    • Blackweir Tavern 35 North Road Cardiff CF10 3DX Telephone(029) 2034 1405

      Modern pub on the main road heading north out of the centre, convenient for the Taff Trail.

    • Blue Bell 33 High Street Cardiff CF10 1PU Telephone(029) 2151 0044

      Popular city centre Brains pub with a traditional appearance and friendly bar staff, attracting a brisk trade from both locals and visitors. Dating from 1813 as the Blue Bell, it was renamed Goat Major in 1995 after the mascot of the Royal Welsh Regiment, a fact that was proudly illustrated in the many photographs adorning the cosy interior. Traditional Welsh food is served into the early evening. A handy watering hole if visiting Cardiff Castle and other local attractions.

      Sold by Brains to Croeso Pub Company and then the name reverted from Goat Major to its original name Blue Bell, reopening 27th May 2021. Sells beer from a variety of Welsh brewers.

    • Borough 8 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1AT Telephone(029) 2022 1343

      The bright red paintwork draws you towards this busy city centre pub. The entrance has a wooden entry kiosk (no longer used) before you step into a long split level interior with bright artwork, loads of pictures, and boards promoting the pub. While the ground floor level by the bar counter has mainly high bar stools, the higher level has comfortable seating divided by partitions with glass panels. At the rear is a section with a fireplace flanked by glass cabinets with books and ornaments. This is where the pool table resides and, among other things displayed on the walls, is a framed “Cardiff & Newport Pub Crawl”, a mighty challenge indeed! A series of mock crystal chandeliers provide the lighting. The beers may not excite real ale connoisseurs but they are popular and keenly priced, with a guest ale making an occasional appearance. A pub of character. An interesting historical note is that it was built in 1867 as the tallest building in St Mary Street then rebuilt to a higher level in the late 1880's to rival the rebuilt market.

    • Bottle Shop 4 Pen-y-lan Road Cardiff CF24 3PF Telephone(029) 2049 0096

      Not strictly speaking a pub but worth visiting nevertheless. The shop serves a huge selection of drinks including several hundred different bottled and canned beers and ciders, including many bottle or can-conditioned. These are ranged over many shelves and a selection are placed in a chilled cabinet for those who prefer their drinks cool. Although primarily a shop, it also offers facilities for customers to consume their purchases on the premises for which an extra 50 pence per bottle or can is charged. This is a sister establishment to the Bottle Shop by Penarth Station.

    • Brewhouse & Kitchen Sophia Close Cardiff CF11 9HW Telephone(029) 2037 1599

      Located near Glamorgan County Cricket ground, this large free house and microbrewery, was a former lodge, four real ales, brewed on site, are always available. The conservatory provides a smart and comfortable place to enjoy the menu of freshly cooked Welsh food, while large decked areas outside offer pleasant surroundings in better weather, with the "Beach Huts" being the novelty factor.

    • Butchers Arms 29 Llandaff Road Cardiff CF11 9NG Telephone(029) 2031 0746

      A fine example of an old-fashioned street corner local. It has a bright, friendly corner public bar plus a separate lounge bar to the rear. The public bar has sports TV with volume usually turned down to enable a juke box also to figure. The stained-glass pointed-top windows are also a feature. Limited Lunch time bar food & Spice nights. Occasional live music. Many buses serve the Chapter Arts stop on nearby Cowbridge Road East.

    • Butchers Arms 16 High Street Cardiff CF5 2DZ Telephone(029) 2055 1000

      Quiet, but busy local on Llandaff's extended High Street. At the very back of the Butcher's Arms is a very pleasant, partly covered beer garden, unusual for a Cardiff pub and a very well-kept secret. The Smoke Room has attractively carved cornices and features numerous pump clips from breweries whose beers have been served in this pub over the years. The Butcher's Arms has much of the atmosphere of a country pub, despite being in a suburb of Cardiff. May close early at night.

    • Cambrian Tap 51 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1AD Telephone(029) 2064 4952

      Small, traditional boozer refurbished as a "craft beer" bar, with up to four real ales on tap.

    • Cardiff & County Club Westgate Street Cardiff CF10 1DA
    • Cardiff Bay Tavern Atlantic Wharf Leisure Park, Hemingway Road Cardiff CF10 4JY Telephone(029) 2049 3939

      Restaurant bar forming part of the Atlantic Wharf Leisure Park. This has an extensive car park for which a charge is made although this can be refunded when purchases are made.

    • Cardiff Bowls Club Sophia Gardens Cardiff CF11 9SZ
    • Cardiff Golf Club Sherborne Avenue Cardiff CF23 6SJ Telephone(029) 2075 3320

      Bar, lounge, function & conference rooms are upstairs. Strict dress code applies.

    • Cardiff Medical Centre Sports & Social Club University Hospital of Wales Cardiff CF14 4XW Telephone(029) 2074 2440
    • Cardiff Rugby Football Club Westgate Street Cardiff CF10 1JA

      Social club attached to Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff's rugby ground, not to be confused with the Millennium Stadium next door. A side room acts as a trophy room cum museum and is available to hire.

    • Cardiff Squash Rackets Club Ryder Street Cardiff CF11 9BR Telephone(029) 2022 7842
    • Cathays Beer House 109 Crwys Road Cardiff CF24 4NF

      Quirky pub in an old sub post office, all beers served on gravity. Basic décor, and seating - tractor style seats at the bar, with a welcoming friendly atmosphere. Currently serving up to four ales on gravity, and a good selection of boxed ciders. Craft bottles & cans have their own menu. A welcome addition to a part of Cardiff full of beer mediocrity. There are occasional pre-arranged closures, so check the pub's Facebook site before travelling.

    • Cedar Tree Farm Ferry Road Cardiff CF11 0JR Telephone(029) 2034 1823

      Newly opened pub restaurant conveniently located for the Ferry Road retail area. There is a single, large bar area with a "Farmyard" children's area at the rear. Menu includes a carvery option. No website or contact details available as yet.

    • Central Bar 39 Windsor Place Cardiff CF10 3BW Telephone(029) 2078 0260

      A Wetherspoon pub just off Queen Street near its eastern end. A two-storey building converted from a night club, the upper storey used as an additional bar, open most times. There is an outdoor drinking area at the rear with tables and chairs outside at the front A regular outlet for the full range of available guest beers, with up to four available at any one time.

    • Chapter Arts Centre Market Road, Canton Cardiff CF5 1QE Telephone(029) 2030 4400

      Former school, now a bright, attractive arts centre with a good bar. One section of the long bar counter is dedicated to good value food. The other section has up to six real ales, half from the Martsons stable and the others, when available, from interesting independents. There is also a fair range of continental beers including some from smaller German breweries. Contemporary art adorns the walls.

    • Church Inn Newport Road Cardiff CF3 5UN Telephone(029) 2036 0033

      Some of the original features date back over 200 years. Weekend entertainment disco & karaoke.

    • Church Inn Ty Glas Road Cardiff CF14 5EH Telephone(029) 2076 3601

      Lively pub, but with a quiet room. Skittle alley Children only allowed while dining Dogs allowed in garden area Regular ales occasionally replaced by guest ales

    • City Arms 10-12 Quay Street Cardiff CF10 1EA Telephone(029) 2064 1913

      Popular pub in the heart of Cardiff. The two rooms are served by a central bar featuring real ales, "craft keg" beers and traditional ciders mainly pumped up from the cellar using air pressure. Offers a range of Brains beers and others, including guests, from the Marston's stable. Very busy when events take place at the at the adjacent Principality Stadium and Arms Park.

    • Claude 140 Albany Road Cardiff CF24 3RW Telephone(029) 2049 3896
    • Clifton 1 Clifton Street Cardiff CF24 1PW Telephone(029) 2030 7074

      Local pub on the corner of Broadway and Clifton Street, just off Newport Road to the east of the centre. Out-of-town buses stop nearby but inbound buses stop in Newport Road.

    • Clwb Ifor Bach Womanby Street Cardiff CF10 1BR Telephone(029) 2023 2199

      A well known music venue, Clwb Ifor Bach is often referred to a The Welsh Club. Live acts perform most nights and there is an admission charge for these. On other nights, known as clubnights, admission is generally free until 2330. The top floor bar, where acts perform serves a Tiny Rebel beer on handpump plus some interesting bottled beers including from the local Pipes Brewery.

    • Columba Club 88 Llandaff Road Cardiff CF11 9NN Telephone(029) 2023 1207

      Non members welcome

    • Coopers Carvery 427 Cowbridge Road West Cardiff CF5 5TF Telephone(029) 2031 1097

      Located near Culverhouse Cross towards the country end of Ely. Predominently a Carvery but there is a separate bar section.

    • Corner House 25 Caroline Street Cardiff CF10 1FF Telephone(029) 2022 8628
    • Cornwall 92 Cornwall Street Cardiff CF11 6SR Telephone(029) 2030 3947

      Side street pub catering mainly for locals just south west of the city centre.

    • Cosy Club St Davids 2 Cardiff CF10 2LE Telephone(029) 2022 5998

      A surprisingly large, first floor establishment in the north west corner of St Davids 2 shopping centre, overlooking Hayes Island. It is reached via an entrance alongside the Hugo Boss shop. Upstairs is a smaller bar area and a larger restaurant area, reserved for diners. Decor is stylish with large, flamboyant light shades.

    • Cottage 25 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1AA Telephone(029) 2033 7195

      Behind an ornate wood and glass frontage, the Cottage has a long, narrow interior. Built around 1750, it is one of the oldest inns in Cardiff. A classic pub, serving a range of Brains ales amongst others. Decorated with old photographs of the city, this is a convivial retreat on a main street where the nightlife can be hectic. It's usually very busy on rugby international match days.

    • County Conservative Club 163 Caerphilly Road Cardiff CF14 4QB Telephone(029) 2025 1771
    • Cricketers 66 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LL Telephone(029) 2034 5102

      The only pub in the area run by the Evan Evans brewery. A former Victorian townhouse in the Cathedral Road conservation area, located close to the Sophia Gardens cricket stadium. Popular on match days, the open plan area is divided by a half width wall into two distinct areas. A large rear yard us a popular sun trap in summer months. Offers full range of beers from Evan Evans. Imaginative food menu.

    • Cross Inn 783 Newport Road Cardiff CF3 4AJ Telephone(029) 2065 0021

      Sports bar Sky TV. Trips to matches arranged. Darts. Jan 2014 - Cask bitter taken out

    • Crwys 34 Crwys Road Cardiff CF24 4NN Telephone(029) 2037 1075

      Large, established public house in the Crwys Road shopping area north east of the city centre.

    • Daffodil 33 Windsor Place Cardiff CF10 3BZ Telephone(029) 2151 0047

      A long, narrow lounge bar in a large, mid nineteenth century terraced house. Classic songs of yesteryear played quietly in the background. A Lounge area for drinkers with open fire and armchairs. Table service for drinks while eating. Large ornate meeting room upstairs can be booked.

    • Deri Inn Heol-y-Deri Cardiff CF14 6UH Telephone(029) 2062 6237

      A large suburban pub on the northern outskirts of Cardiff which has been much modernised over the years. Popular and busy, it has a large lounge bar, stylishly furnished and divided into several distinct areas. The three regular ales are from regional breweries all over the UK. Two quiz evenings are hosted each week. There is a large car park, outside seating areas and covered smoking area.

    • Discovery Celyn Avenue, Lakeside Cardiff CF23 6FH Telephone(029) 2075 5015

      This spacious community pub is situated close to the north end of Roath Park Lake. The bar has a big screen for sports enthusiasts and caters for the usual pub activities including darts and quizzes. There is a larger, quieter lounge. There is also a large function room which can cater for parties.

    • Dock Bar & Kitchen Mermaid Quay Cardiff CF10 5BZ Telephone(029) 2045 0947

      Formerly the Terra Nova This friendly, welcoming pub is part of the Brains chain but stands out for its warm decor and welcoming staff. Food is served all day. With sweeping views overlooking the Bay, it is a great place to relax with or without friends. Additional info: We were informed that this pub is to close in early December 2015 for an extensive refurbishment. They expect to re-open next April. Currently Open

    • Duke of Wellington 42 The Hayes Cardiff CF10 1AJ Telephone(029) 2033 7190

      Elegant pub offering a wide range of Brain's beers, 2 rotating real ciders, and an extensive food menu.

    • Earl Haig Club (Royal British Legion) 23/25 Penlline Road Cardiff CF14 2AA Telephone(029) 2062 6015
    • Elevens 15 Castle Street Cardiff CF10 1BS Telephone(029) 2023 9253

      Formerly a Brains managed house, under various themes. This large venue became jointly owned by a welsh soccer player named Gareth Bale, and Brains. May 2021 saw the dissolution of this arrangement, and the venue is now fully independent. Primarily a sports bar, with plenty of seating/drinking/diming space, and large tv's. The bar has two handpumps, currently supplied by Well Drawn brewery; one of which switches between Bedwas Bitter and WD Pale; and the other Bale Ale.

    • Eli Jenkins 7-8 Bute Crescent Cardiff CF10 5AN Telephone(029) 2048 6195

      Although part of new Cardiff Bay, this pub, which overlooks the Oval Basin, the former entrance to the old Bute West Dock, has a traditional feel to it. Food is good value with breakfasts being served from 10 to 12 with the full menu being available thereafter. There is a garden at the rear with an entrance onto Bute Street. Craft takeover 03/06/2019-18/08/2019, check with pub for Real Ale availability! [A report 30/08/2023 said Doom Bar was available but status not confirmed]

    • Ernest Willows 2-12 City Road Cardiff CF24 3DL Telephone(029) 2048 6235

      Stylish Wetherspoon pub with award-winning toilets. Named after an airship pioneer, the first person to fly over Cardiff, in 1910.

    • Fairwater St Fagans Road Cardiff CF5 3AH Telephone(029) 2033 3049

      Large community pub in the eponymous district centre on the western outskirts of Cardiff. The pub boasts two bars and a skittles alley. Recently refurbished and comfortable. Extensive menu with all-day breakfasts and other items costing around a fiver,

    • Fairwater Conservative Club 61 Ely Road Cardiff CF5 2BY Telephone(029) 2030 3470

      Entry to members, guests &b affiliated

    • Ffynnon Wen Thornhill Road Cardiff CF14 9UA Telephone(029) 2052 2535

      Relxing & traditional converted farmhouse. Range of ales. 2 for 1 menu. Once used by JudgebJeffries as a hanging post. Food until 9:00 Mon-thur 9:30 Fri.Sat 8:00 Sun

    • Flute & Tankard 4 Windsor Place Cardiff CF10 3BX Telephone(029) 2039 8315

      A one-bar pub just off Queen Street towards its eastern end. The "Flute" has established itself as the city centre's leading real ale pub in terms of both range and quality of its beers. An excellent range of traditional ciders is also available. Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year. An upstairs function room hosts musical performances, often jazz, and events such as comedy nights, and is also available for hire. Note that the pub does not open on Principality Stadium rugby international days.

    • Four Elms 1 Elm Street Cardiff CF24 3QR Telephone(029) 2046 2120

      Street-corner local just off Newport Road. Recently refurbished, it has a single, comfortable and attractive bar with a variety of different styles of furniture at the front. The rear consists of a comfortable lounge, recently converted from skittle alley. There is a surprisingly large and well-landscaped garden.

    • Fox & Hounds Old Church Road Cardiff CF14 1AD Telephone(029) 2069 3377

      An extended and much modernised local in what was the historic village centre, just off the Whitchurch shopping area. Following a recent refurbishment, it is now entirely devoted to lounge bar / dining and the last vestige of a public bar has disappeared. The lawn at the rear is popular in summer. Guest beers are from Brains. A mini beer festival is held in July.

    • Fox & Hounds Chapel Row Cardiff CF3 5UB Telephone(029) 2079 0077

      One of four pubs in the old St Mellons Village, an old building in a side street just south of the main Newport Road.

    • Future Inn Hemingway Road Cardiff CF10 4AU Telephone(029) 2048 7111

      Bar in hotel restaurant.

    • Gatekeeper 9-10 Westgate Street Cardiff CF10 1DD Telephone(029) 2064 6020

      Wetherspoon pub in a large ex auction house on three levels. The lower and upper levels each have their own bars. The ground floor bar has the greater range of beers but any drink can be ordered for delivery to the upper levels. Entry after 9 p.m. is via the rear entrance in Womanby Street only. There are outside tables at both front and reae entrances.

    • Glassworks 4 Wharton Street Cardiff CF10 1AG Telephone(029) 2022 2114

      High-ceilinged lounge bar in a former glassworks in the heart of the city centre. Spread over different levels, it is a comfortably furnished place to dine or drink with an easy on the eye decor of soft colours. Much use is made of mirrors which make the upstairs area look twice the size it is, fixed to the walls are TVs and a few pictures of Cardiff and characters from the past. The menu offers a range of appetising pub grub favourites. Aside from Greene King’s own brands, ales from Wye Valley brewery are often sold.

    • Golden Cross 282 Hayes Bridge Road Cardiff CF10 1GH Telephone(029) 2034 3129

      Built in 1903, this is the most spectacularly decorated pub in Wales and is famous for its ceramics by Craven Dunnill of Jackfield, Shropshire. It contains two original tiled panels, one depicting Cardiff Castle and the other Cardiff's old Town Hall. Unfortunately, for such a fine pub, the beer choice nowadays is rather limited. Part of Cardiff's gay scene.

    • Grange 134 Penarth Road Cardiff CF11 6NJ Telephone(029) 2025 0669

      A large community pub on the five-road junction in the middle of Grangetown. Owned by Brains Brewery for many years it closed but was reopened in March 2017 by the team that runs the award-winning Lansdowne pub in nearby Canton. The pub consists of two large rooms divided by a central bar. The beers are from small, high-quality breweries, many from the south Wales area.

    • Great Western 64 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1FA Telephone(029) 2035 3990

      Two-storey Wetherspoon pub in an historic former hotel building close to Central Station. The unusual external stonework consists of rocks used to ballast colliers (ships) returning empty to Cardiff having delivered coal overseas.

    • Gwaelod Y Garth Inn Main Road, Gwaelod Y Garth Cardiff CF15 9HH Telephone(029) 2081 0408

      Branch Pub of the Year 2020 and 2022. In heart of the village frequented by locals, cyclists and walkers. You can expect to find an impressive range of real ales that are not available elsewhere in the area, invariably from small breweries. as well as two ciders. The characterful interior with a number of interesting features and a separate games room. There is a dining room upstairs but diners are equally welcome to eat in the bars. The publican hosts a Thursday quiz night with a difference.

    • Halfway 247 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9PP Telephone(029) 2066 7135

      This busy open plan public house has a large central bar and various drinking and dining areas to choose from. The pub has a genuine, comfortable feel to it. Popular with a mixed clientele, and a traditional skittle alley.

    • Head of Steam 18-19 Church Street Cardiff CF10 1BG Telephone(029) 2037 2582

      A welcome city centre venue with a good selection of cask and craft ales. A large number of bottled Belgian/German beers adds further choice. A central island bar with seating spread around it, booths down one side and various table sizes down the other. Upstairs and outside seating also available.

    • Heath 2 Whitchurch Road Cardiff CF14 3LW Telephone(029) 2039 4207

      Attractive inter-war pub with a 1980s extension serving a large local community.

    • Heathcock 58-60 Bridge Street, Llandaff Cardiff CF5 2EN Telephone(029) 2115 2290

      Roadside pub on the northern approach to Llandaff City. A central bar serves an adjoining public bar, lounge, and the pleasant outdoor area at the rear of the premises. The bar is cosy and traditional with a small fireplace and a mix of furniture. The lounge is spacious and doubles as a dining room albeit with a TV. Following a troubled few years, it is hoped that the Heathcock, under new management will now enjoy a period of stability as a welcoming venue serving good beer and food.

    • Henry's Cafe Bar Park Chambers, Park Place Cardiff CF10 3DN Telephone(029) 2022 4672

      A large cafe bar lying just off Queen Street attractively furnished and decorated with many potted palms, ferns, etc. There is an outdoor seating area facing onto the pedestrianised street outside. The Brains SA may occasionally be replaced by SA Gold. Re-opened Nov 16 March 17 intent to increase Real Ale availability to 4 handpumps. Typical offerings are Old Speckled Hen, Butty Bach, Doombar and Brains.

    • Highfields Caerau Road Cardiff CF5 5JP Telephone(029) 2033 3208

      One of the few remaining pubs in a large residential area on the western outskirts of the city.

    • Hollybush Pendwyallt Road Cardiff CF14 7EG Telephone(029) 2062 5037

      A pub/diner on the old main road heading north from Cardiff, just 500 metres south of the M4 Junction 32. It retains something of the character of a local boozer but the emphasis now is more on inexpensive and very popular carvery meals. Apart from the carvery, the menu includes breakfasts, starters/snacks, sandwiches, vegetarian, kids menu, meal deals, and a gift cards scheme all rounded off with a list of tempting puddings. The bar has high-tabled seating while the lounge offers comfortable surroundings with a decor of soft colours. In addition there is a pleasant conservatory and an adjacent dining room. Entry for wheelchair users might be a bit tight at the main entrance but once inside there is a level surface and disabled WC. The real ales are competitively priced and are joined by a guest ale, usually Sharp's Doom Bar. Additional info: The nearest railway station is Coryton not Cardiff as stated in WhatPub. Disabled access needs to be reviewed as the main entrance seems too tight for independent wheelchair users

    • Hollybush Glyn Coed Road Cardiff CF23 7DX Telephone(029) 2025 5042

      New-build pub dating to the 1980s when the adjacent housing estate was developed.

    • Ivor Davies 243-249 Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF11 9AN Telephone(029) 2066 7615

      Busy Wetherspoon

    • Lansdowne 71 Beda Rd Cardiff CF5 1LX Telephone(029) 2022 1312

      This is a prime example of a once run down pub brought back to life by an imaginitive management philosophy. It's now a thriving local pub with a significant standing in the local community. On a street corner, it comprises a central bar with three distinct areas Basic open plan but with three distinct areas. Quality home cooked food available. Beware - may close early without warning so check before visitng in the later evening.

    • Lewis Arms 1 Mill Road Cardiff CF15 7JP Telephone(029) 2081 0330

      Central location in the small village of Tongwynlais, just to the north of Cardiff, but still within the City boundary. Little village pub with a good reputation for food menu. Real cider in the summer. A convenient stop on the way to or from nearby Castell Coch on the hillside behind.

    • Live Lounge The Friary Cardiff CF10 2AG Telephone(029) 2132 8159

      Live music venue.

    • Llandaff Institute 10 High Street Cardiff CF5 2DZ Telephone(029) 2056 4706

      Members are allowed to sign in up to two guests each, with each guest paying a £1 day membership fee. Changing real ales from brewers including St Austell, Exmoor and Brains.

    • Llandaff Rugby Club Clubhouse, The Old Mill. Cardiff CF5 2AZ Telephone(029) 2056 2713

      Clubhouse on N side of Western Avenue adjacent to Cardiff Metropolitan University. It's a pleasant 3km walk from Cardiff city centre alongside the River Taff and about 300 metres from historical Llandaff and its cathedral. Although a private members club, non-members are admitted.

    • Llanishen Golf Club Heol Hir Cardiff CF14 9UD Telephone(029) 2075 5078
    • Llanishen RFC Ty Glas Avenue Cardiff CF14 5DX Telephone(029) 2076 1688

      Rugby club

    • Mackintosh Mundy Place Cardiff CF24 4BZ Telephone(029) 2066 6167
    • Maltsters 75 Merthyr Road Cardiff CF14 1DD Telephone(029) 2069 1097

      Attractive looking pub on a raised level above the pavement level. It is designed on traditional lines with a public bar, lounge and sports room at the rear. Behind the old leaded windows the public bar is quite cosy with a small fireplace and displays football memorabilia, primarily, and understandably, that of the Bluebirds of Cardiff City FC. This room gives access to the sports room which has a skittles alley and pool table. Skittles remains a popular sport in Cardiff and immediate surrounds with men’s and women’s leagues. The lounge typically offers more comfortable surroundings. The outside drinking area at the front enables customers to watch the world go by on the busy Merthyr Road.

    • Maltsters 42-44 Cardiff Road Cardiff CF5 2DS Telephone(029) 2033 3096

      Attractive looking pub on a level higher than pavement level. Following an extensive refurbishment with new upper lounge & lower bar areas. Behind the old leaded windows,the overflow bar is quite cosy. The lounge typically offers more comfortable surroundings. The outside drinking area at the front enables customers to watch the world go by on the busy Cardiff Road. May close early at night.

    • Melrose Inn Vaendre Fach Cardiff CF3 2UZ Telephone(029) 2077 0700

      Flaming Grill pub

    • Miller & Carter Thornhill Road Cardiff CF14 9UA Telephone(029) 2061 3873

      Restaurant in a picturesque location on the southern slopes of Caerphilly Mountain just outside the Cardiff urban area. Refurbished and changed hands late 2015. Bottled ale available.

    • Miller & Carter Hemingway Road Cardiff CF10 4AU Telephone(029) 2045 1315
    • Monkstone 902 Newport Road Cardiff CF3 4LL Telephone(029) 2077 8491

      Like a Country pub with a restaurant and views on a clear day across to Somerset. Large car park. Quiz nights, Boule rink,

    • Mount Stuart Landsea House, Stuart Place Cardiff CF10 5BU Telephone(029) 2044 8000

      J D Wetherspoon pub in the heart of Cardiff Bay. The pub is minimalist industrial in design extending over two floors. Each floor has an outside drinking terrace and the upper one provides fine views across the Bay. Alcoholic drinks are served from 9.

    • New Inn 75A Caerphilly Road Cardiff CF14 4AE Telephone(029) 2062 0924

      A community family run local in an easily accessible part of North Cardiff. There is an open plan, comfortable lounge bar with french doors opening onto a patio at the front. Aim is for hospitality, comfort, quality food and a warm welcome. Sky sports & BT 1,2,3. One or two changing beers are usually available.

    • Nine Giants Thornhill Road Cardiff CF14 6PE Telephone(029) 2061 8009

      A former house that was once surrounded by nine giant trees, hence the name, not all of which have survived to this day. The elegant facade of the building can be viewed from the large garden. There is picture of the house in 1890, then known as Lissadrone, on the wall to the left of the bar counter. The house was later converted into a pub which boasted a public bar, lounge and snug. As is often the case the interior has since been reconfigured and opened out to provide a spacious environment for drinkers and diners. The interior is comfortable with attractive contemporary fixtures while other wall space is given over to sketched black & white cartoons in between the usual framed promotional posters. The main menu is extensive with a wide range of inexpensive food options while there are separate breakfast and Kids menus making it a popular place for family dining. Pub quiz Sun & Thu.

    • North Star 131 North Road Cardiff CF14 3AE Telephone(029) 2062 1736

      Converted Victorian pub with large courtyard and live music area. Quiz Monday, Re-opened as a JW Bassset pub.

    • O'Neill's 20-21 Trinity Street Cardiff CF10 1BH Telephone(029) 2037 1263
    • O'Neill's 85-87 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1DW Telephone(029) 2066 4103

      Irish theme pub occupying part of the ground floor of the Central Hotel building.

    • Ocean Park (Brewers Fayre) Keen Road Cardiff CF24 5JR Telephone(029) 2048 9675

      A bar/restaurant attached to a Premier Inn on the edge of the East Moors Industrial Estate.

    • Old Arcade 14 Church Street Cardiff CF10 1BG Telephone(029) 2021 7999

      The Old Arcade is one of the most famous rugby pubs in the world - it is well worth a visit to see a contrast of fittings with early 20th century ones in the front bar and some genuine late-Victorian fittings in the back bar. It is very busy when there is an event at the nearby Principality Stadium, particularly rugby matches. It was built in 1844 as the Birdcage Inn; and later called the Arcade Vaults. Later refurbishments give the pub a modern feel but it is good to see a city centre pub retaining many old fittings. The back bar retains this splendid late Victorian bar back fitting still with five of the six original mirrored panels; also, a mahogany counter and an early 20th century fireplace. While this pub is leased to Marston's, it retains the entire Brains range of cask ales.

    • Old Cottage Cherry Orchard Road Cardiff CF14 0UE Telephone(029) 2076 5961

      Modernised pub/restaurant with emphasis on food. Pleasant outside seating area. Near Cefn Onn park.

    • Olde Butchers Arms 22 Heol-y-Felin Cardiff CF14 6NB Telephone(029) 2069 3526

      A large, attractive pub in a quiet corner of Rhiwbina. An open plan lounge extends along the front of the building leading towards a restaurant cum function room behind. The pub offers a good range of real ales plus several bag-in-box still ciders.

    • Owain Glyndwr 10 St John Street Cardiff CF10 1GL Telephone(029) 2022 1980

      This pub near the Castle with a circular exterior has had a refurbishment which has seen the cask ale offering increase. Five handpumps now dispense beers from mainly Welsh micros. There is a large bar and plenty of seating. There is an outdoor seating area at the front of the pub and there is a function room upstairs. Several TVs show the latest sporting action It gets particularly busy in here when Wales are playing.

    • Packet 95 Bute Street Cardiff CF10 5AB Telephone(029) 2048 7167

      One of the last remaining "dock" pubs in the Bay. One of Brains' wide range of pubs, described by them as a "community pub". The venue no longer serves food and has an "old man" style character. "Drugs free" posters prominently displayed.

    • Pantmawr Tyla Teg Cardiff CF14 7TL Telephone(029) 2061 4222

      Converted from a former farmhouse, still retaining a range of outbuildings, in a small enclave surrounded by residential development. It is hard to find, being accessed via a narrow driveway between two houses but is signposted from Pantmawr Road. Darts, quiz Sunday night, pool table, jukebox, summer weekly barbeque.

    • Park Conservative Club 217 City Road Cardiff CF24 3JD

      A traditional members' club near the top end of City Road.

    • Pear Tree The Globe Centre, Wellfield Road Cardiff CF24 3PE Telephone(029) 2025 2042

      A cafe bar occupying the acute angle at the junction of Wellfield Road and Albany Road. Its centre point is a staircase that spirals down to the toilets below and up to further seating accommodation on the first floor. There is a varied selection of furniture arranged in a number of distinct drinking areas. The floors are of polished wood and framed prints adorn the walls.

    • Pen & Wig 1 Park Grove Cardiff CF10 3BJ Telephone(029) 2037 1217

      Converted from a large Victorian terraced house in the quiet north eastern corner of the city centre, the Pen and Wig has a single bar with distinct seating areas plus a large garden. It is popular with younger people looking for a quiet drink. and the legal profession which has a number of offices in the vicinity. Up to eight real ales available, mainly from the larger breweries, plus a cider, providing value for money. Serves food till late.

    • Pendragon Excalibur Drive Cardiff CF14 9BB Telephone(029) 2061 0550

      Large, attractive pub set in extensive grounds in a residential area on the northern edge of Cardiff developed in the 1990s.

    • Philharmonic 76-77 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1FA Telephone(029) 2267 2216

      A very large pub and night club on bustling lower St Mary’s Street. Back in the day it was a very popular venue before closing for six years. It has bounced back to regain its place on the city night scene after an extensive refurbishment. Entry at street level takes you past a pavement drinking area into a spacious open plan bar with a small higher-level housing a piano. Once served you may settle in this area or take yourself off to the upstairs levels or to a large downstairs bar. To access the lower section (which is not always open) you pass under a false stone wall into the room which is served from an island bar and has a stage and seating sections off to the side. If peckish, there is an extensive menu catering for most tastes. Happy hours run from 5-9 pm Sun–Thu, and 5-7 pm Fri & Sat.

    • Pineapple 39 Station Road Cardiff CF14 2FB Telephone(029) 2057 6199

      A pleasant pub on the main road through Llandaff North with a comfortable public bar and lounge. The former seems to bring in a steady stream of regulars through the day while the latter offers comfortable surroundings and doubles as a dining room. Dotted around the lounge are scenes of European cities and a view of the long spacious garden and children’s play area. The garden runs alongside the skittles alley which apart from hosting league skittles can also be hired for functions when not in use. Food is only served at Sunday lunch time but this may extend to other times of the week when business picks up.

    • Plough 1 Merthyr Road Cardiff CF14 1DA Telephone(029) 2062 3017

      Description: A striking looking white building, Grade II listed, with neat architectural lines standing beside a busy crossroads in the centre of Whitchurch village. There is plenty of sectioned off and partly covered pavement seating for al fresco drinking while there is an open courtyard at the rear. A few steps up through the entrance take you into a charming interior where the bar as a fireplace with a log burner as its focal point. Opposite there is a cosy snug with a few comfortable chairs and well-stocked book shelves. Throughout are many pictures and a few artefacts on the walls. Many of the pictures depict scenes of Whitchurch village and old Cardiff of yesteryear. Some cartoons are naturally linked to the drinks industry with the former owning brewery, Brains, featured among them. At the rear is an attractive dining room where the skittle alley used to be. The menu is both wide ranging and appealing and clearly a draw for diners seeking cuisine of a standard above the norm for a pub (food served 12noon – 10pm). Quiz nights to raise funds for local charities are held. A note about disabled access: a ramp and staff assistance is available to negotiate the steps at the front entrance, thereafter passage to the rooms and disabled WC should be straightforward.

    • Plymouth Arms Crofft Y Genau Road Cardiff CF5 6DU Telephone(029) 2056 9173

      A country pub & restaurant in a grade II listed building with extensive gardens. Changing real ales from national suppliers. Some of the prices are reassuringly expensive.

    • Poacher's Arms Newport Road Cardiff CF3 5UP Telephone(029) 2021 5412

      Traditional, community local quiet pub - no games etc. Star Inn renamed to Poacher's Arms (2015)

    • Pontcanna Inn 36 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LL Telephone(029) 2023 2917

      After a full refurbishment by City Pub Group the Cayo Arms has been reborn as The Pontcanna Inn. The layout has not changed, though the décor & furniture have, Four ales are available, 1 from Tiny Rebel, usually Cwtch, and 3 other guests; though this may change soon.

    • Pop'n'Hops 67 Whitchurch Road Cardiff CF14 3JP

      Extensive selection of "craft" beer & cider bottles and cans.

    • Prince of Wales 81-83 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1FA Telephone(029) 2064 4449

      Cardiff's first J D Wetherspoon outlet and allegedly Wales' biggest pub. It occupies the two storeys of the former Prince of Wales Theatre which, over the years, fell into hard times until Wetherspoons magnificently refurbished it.

    • Queens Vaults 29 Westgate Street Cardiff CF10 1EH Telephone(029) 2022 7966

      A pub that packs a lot into a relatively small space. Towards the front is a traditional pub lounge bar area while at the rear are three pool tables. Two TV channels play and there is a jukebox but usually these don't intrude. Good value meals are served all day along with an interesting range of beers plus no fewer than six traditional ciders/perries.

    • Radyr Golf Club Drysgol Road Cardiff CF15 8BS Telephone(029) 2084 2408

      Members may sign in guests during week. Open to public for Sunday lunch

    • Railway 132 Station Road Cardiff CF14 2FH Telephone(029) 2055 5599

      Large pub with two spacious bars designed on traditional lines. A good local following with games and quiz nights. Saturday Market is held in the car park Conveniently placed for public transport links. Skittle Alley. The rotating ales are from the Stonegate list.

    • Rhiwbina Recreation Club Lon-y-Dail Cardiff CF14 6EA Telephone(029) 2069 3583

      A club that welcomes non-members. Monthly quizzes, usually on the last Thursday each month.

    • Robin Hood 16 Severn Grove Cardiff CF11 9EN Telephone(029) 2037 8829

      A locals' pub in a pleasant Pontcanna backstreet. It has two distinct drinking areas, formerly separate rooms, divided by a central servery. The left hand area is more comfortable. The walls are decorated with signed photos of rugby and show business stars.

    • Romilly 69-71 Romilly Crescent Cardiff CF11 9NQ Telephone(029) 2025 6345

      An attractive, comfortable local with a variety of interconnecting rooms served by a single bar. This includes a darts area towards the front. The pub has a front forecourt plus a larger garden at the rear. Antique-style prints adorn the walls. There is live music on Tuesdays and a quiz on Sundays.

    • Royal Exchange Ty Mawr Road Cardiff CF14 2FQ Telephone(029) 2056 4068

      Tucked away in a side street near to the railway station (no direct access), a smart looking facade draws you into what is a traditional pub with public bar, lounge and a sports bar in an annex. The bar has some character with a “Rock Around The Clock” clock delivering the time of day alongside framed Brains beers pumpclips either side of it fixed above the bar counter. Around the walls are iconic pictures of famous Hollywood stars and there is evidence of indoor sports success with some polished trophies of past triumphs. The lounge is partly split level offering a comfortable environment for a drink and a chat. Off the lounge is access to a small (planned) patio for outdoor drinking. Near the public bar is a “charity wall” capturing the pub clientele’s charity fund-raising feats with framed certificates of thanks recognising their achievements of raising substantial amounts of cash. The adjoining sports room with skittles alley and pool table is adaptable an d doubles as a function room when required. Sport features highly on the agenda here with six skittles teams and two darts and pool teams. Throughout the decor is of complimentary shades of grey giving a light effect to the interior, colours which are reflected outside. Access is via flights of steps, while there is a garden and patio for use in fine weather. Live music every other weekend alternating with karaoke. Sunday evenings (9pm) there is a quiz with proceeds going to charity. While meals may not be on the menu there are bar snacks if you feel a bit peckish.

    • Royal George 1-5 Mackintosh Place Cardiff CF24 4RJ Telephone(029) 2043 5901

      Triangular pub on an acute-angled junction where five roads meet. Formerly multi-roomed, it has now been knocked through but retains separate distinct drinking areas. Caters for students but also locals in this student area. Possibly further cask ales being added spoon.

    • Royal Oak 200 Broadway Cardiff CF24 1QJ Telephone(029) 2132 2289

      Late nineteenth century pub. Walls covered in boxing memorabilia. Reopened in November 2016 following an extensive refurbishment with its original features and memorabilia restored,

    • Royal Oak 17 Merthyr Road Cardiff CF14 1DA Telephone(029) 2062 8287

      The Victorian frontage of this pub seems at odds with the modernised neighbouring shop fronts on either side. A traditional two-roomer with a public bar at the front and a larger room at the rear accessed via a side entrance or from the bar by a short corridor. The front bar is fairly intimate with TVs delivering sports and news; it seems to be where the regulars meet for a chat and to enjoy some craic. Of note here is a copy of the deeds of the premises when it was bought in 1898 for the then princely sum of £1,250. Apart from some photographs, the rear room has a mainly music theme with many black & white pictures depicting musicians, musical instruments, and musical artwork, plus a large 19th century map of the local area. It hosts live bands every Friday and every other Saturday, as well as karaoke on Thursdays. Outdoor seating is available at both the front pavement area and beside the rear entrance. The regular ales are joined by a guest from the approved Enterprise Inns list.

      A report from 11th March 2023 said 'no cask ale and didn't appear to have had any for some time'.

    • Rummer Tavern 14 Duke Street Cardiff CF10 1AY Telephone(0121) 272 5499

      Modern open plan sports style bar, with a function room upstairs available for hire. The bar is towards the rear and stocks a selection of ales. Food is served all day from a traditional menu, with specials on a chalkboard. Reports of Cardiff City Football Club merchandise on the walls, to be checked.

    • Sand Martin Leckwith Road Cardiff CF11 8ER Telephone(029) 2023 2526

      Opened in 2011, this pub forms part of the retailing sprawl that helped pay for the new Cardiff City football stadium, which it adjoins. It consists of a large L-shaped lounge with a number of distinct seating areas. Carvery meals are served. From three hours before to three hours after Cardiff home games alcohol is served only with meals.

    • Slizza Pizza & Pub 42 Llandaff Road Cardiff CF11 9NJ Telephone07719 902487

      A micropub just off Cowbridge Road East in Canton. The main bar room leads to a snug room to the rear that, in turn, leads to a beer garden with a retractable roof. The pizza kitchen is situated at the rear of the beer garden. One real ale from a local brewery is served from a gravity stillage, six keg taps include a local cider, stout and four beers/lagers, a beer fridge with a selection of cans and bottles and several traditional ciders are also available. A selection of board games is available for customers' use. The pub is also dog friendly.

      The pub hosts a number of regular events such as quiz nights, DJ nights, open mic nights and events like Oktoberfest. A good range of crisps and snacks are available including cockles & mussels. Customers can order Cardiff's only beer dough pizza straight to their table. The beer used in the dough is from Flowerhorn Brewery just down the road. Vegan & vegetarian options are available.

    • Slug & Lettuce The Friary Centre, The Friary Cardiff CF10 3FA Telephone(029) 2066 7096

      Specialising in food. 50% off food every Monday, Mid week bottle of wine and a sharing platter for £20, bottles of wine for £11.45 every Thursday. 2-4-1 cocktails Thursday Friday and Saturday from 4pm until close.

    • Tavistock Bedford Street Cardiff CF24 3DB Telephone07729 253196

      A traditional back street local just off City Road (down Tavistock Street). Following a period of not serving real ale, the pub has now been taken on by beer enthusiasts who are looking to build up the real ale offering, including occasional guest beers served by gravity.

    • Thackeray 635 Newport Road Cardiff CF3 4FB Telephone(029) 2000 2499

      This pub has been reincarnated several times over the years. Always with a pirate theme.

    • Three Arches Heathwood Road Cardiff CF14 4HS Telephone(029) 2075 3831

      A single lounge bar runs the length of this substantial pub in a prosperous residential area. However, there are several contrasting seating areas and indeed two distinct serving areas. Interior decor is comfortable and stylish and there is a well-tended garden.

    • Three Elms Merthyr Road Cardiff CF14 1JE Telephone(029) 2061 6866

      This former coaching inn was once reputed to be haunted by a local blacksmith. Large food-led pub on Whitchurch Common which is part of Greene King’s “Hungry Horse” chain. The interior is modern in style and extensive comprising several linked dining and drinking areas, some on different levels. The food offering is almost bewildering with a wide range of very competitively-priced dishes including special deals so it’s worth taking some time to take in the options. The Greene King IPA is the standard cask ale and has for company a guest ale which could be sourced from anywhere, sometimes an ale rarely if ever seen in the area. Parking at the front is limited but includes spaces for disabled drivers. There is additional parking at the rear of the premises. Quiz on Thursday evening. ------------------

    • Three Horseshoes Merthyr Road Cardiff CF14 1DL Telephone(029) 2069 4630

      Focused on serving the local community. Regular hold charity functions.Sky Sports Food has won awards (Food Pub of the Year in the South Wales 2007 awards, and a finalist in the 2008 awards) . Monday darts league.

    • Tiny Rebel 26 Westgate Street Cardiff CF10 1DD Telephone07377 414204

      Landmark pub less than a drop kick from the Principality Stadium. There is a choice of rooms, varying from stylishly trendy to trendily basic, spread over two floors and all decorated in Tiny Rebel's unique, quirky style. Beers are from Tiny Rebel and other craft breweries. Up to four traditional ciders available along with several craft keg beers plus a selection of bottled beers from Europe and America. Special activities include quizzes, comedy nights, "Bring Your Own Vinyl Night" (last Sunday of each month) and "Drink and Draw" (2nd Tuesday of each month). Payment is by "Card Only", No cash accepted.

    • Tongwynlais Rugby Football Club 53 Merthyr Road Cardiff CF15 7LF Telephone(029) 2081 0767

      A former club, now with a pub licence in the centre of Tongwynlais village. Beer range may vary.

    • Traders Tavern 6-8 David Street Cardiff CF10 2EH Telephone(029) 2023 8795

      The Traders Tavern stands on the ground floor of one side of an office block built around 1971 and was originally named the Panorama. Following a short period of closure, it reopened in March 2017 selling mainly Bullmastiff Brewery beers The name of the pub is a reminder that not too long ago there was a open-air market nearby. The one room interior is traditional with the bar at the back on the left hand side. To the right are some tables and some small booths and there a long cushioned bench seat under the curved stained glass front window.

    • Ty Mawr Graig Road Cardiff CF14 0UF Telephone(029) 2075 4456

      Modernised pub on the southern slope of Caerphilly Mountain. Emphasis on dining. Beer garden with spectacular view of Cardiff.

    • Ty Nant Ty Nant Road Cardiff CF15 8LB Telephone(029) 2084 3009

      Large family pub with an extensive food offering. Has recently undergone a face lift. Large function room upstairs, which seats 25 and is ideal for corporate functions as well as family events.

    • Ty'r Winch Ty'r Winch Road Cardiff CF3 5UW Telephone(029) 2036 9900

      Good offers during the week such as 2 meals for £12.95 (February 2022).

    • Unicorn Inn Church Road Cardiff CF3 6YA Telephone(029) 2002 6946

      Village pub adjoining church in old Llanedeyrn village, adjacent to Pontprennau but not the housing estate known as Llanedeyrn. The pub recently reopened following years of closure and a £1.4M makeover. Accessed from the A4232 roundabout near Pontprennau retail park. About 10 minutes walk from the 57, 58 and C1 Pontprennau bus terminus. Sharp's Doom Bar and Wye Valley Butty Bach on tap.

    • United Services Mess Westminster Building, Wharton Street Cardiff CF10 1AG Telephone(029) 2023 2078

      Club with irregular opening hours depending in the main on booked functions. Operates on 2 main floors, one with skittle alley and snooker tables.

    • Victoria Park 422 Cowbridge Road East Cardiff CF5 1JL Telephone(029) 2037 4212

      Prominent local pub at the west end of the suburb of Canton, in an area where many neighbouring pubs have closed.

    • Village Hotel 29 Pendwyallt Road Cardiff CF14 7EF Telephone0871 222 4578

      A modern hotel alongside the M4 Junction 32 and therefore catering largely for motorists but also easily accessible by bus. The main bar, called the "Victory Pub and Kitchen", the one serving real ale, is on the left as you enter. It is a stylish lounge bar catering for hotel guests, people attending functions at the hotel plus people who simply drop in for a drink.

    • Village Inn Croescadarn Road Cardiff CF23 8AJ Telephone(029) 2073 5361

      This pub cum restaurant was on the edge of the city when it opened in the 1990s but is now surrounded by residential, industrial and retail development. It has a single large bar and while it is impossible to forget this is basically a food establishment, it is also successful as a community pub.

    • Whitchurch Bowling Club Penlline Road Cardiff CF14 2AD Telephone(029) 2062 8044
    • Whitchurch Tennis Club 39 St. Francis Road Cardiff CF14 1AW Telephone(029) 2069 2856

      Premises is leased. A 15-year lease extension was agreed in 2021, but it contains a break clause which allows the landlords or tenants to end the agreement earlier. According to published on 27th Dec 2022, "A tennis club faces an uncertain future as its owners consider developing the site to build houses."

    • Woodville 1-5 Woodville Road Cardiff CF24 4DW Telephone(029) 2039 7859

      Prominent street corner pub near top end of Cathays Park near Cardiff University and therefore catering largely for students. The handpumps and traditional cider are on the bar further away from the main entrance and therefore are not immediately obvious upon entry.

    • Yates Greyfriars Road Cardiff CF10 3AD Telephone(029) 2023 2562

      Also 1 cider on handpull

    • Zerodegrees 27 Westgate Street Cardiff CF10 1DD Telephone(029) 2022 9494

      Situated across the street from the Millennium Stadium, the brewery can be seen from the street as well as from inside the bar. The beers are slightly cooler than cask beers. A wide variety of pizzas is available, as well as mussels, pasta, risotto, salads and sausage and mash. The upper floors are reserved for diners. A welcoming pub with friendly staff.

  • Creigiau
    • Caesars Arms Cardiff Road Creigiau CF15 9NN Telephone(029) 208 0486

      Award-winning countryside brasserie and farm shop, established almost 20 years ago. Won an award in the Wales True Taste Awards 2010, and a gold star at the National True Taste Awards 2011.

 A family-run business offering a unique, local taste experience, using the finest home-grown and locally sourced produce.

    • Canada Lodge Heol Pant-y-Gored Creigiau CF15 9NE Telephone(029) 2089 2090

      In 2012 we said: A stone built lodge situated in private grounds overlooking Canada Lake on the outskirts of Creigiau village, a few miles northwest of Cardiff and a Junction 34 of the M4. With two function rooms, balconies and lawn terracing, it is ideal for everything from informal celebrations to exclusive weddings. It also makes a stunning venue for corporate team events and corporate hospitality. It is a truly unique venue in a stunning setting. Then it had 1 real ale on + hirers choice. We don't know if this is still the case.

    • Creigiau Golf Club Llantwit Road Creigiau CF15 9NN Telephone(029) 2089 0263

      Members may sign in guests during week. Open to public for Sunday lunch only

    • Creigiau Inn Station Road Creigiau CF15 9NT Telephone(029) 2089 0768

      Locals' pub in a large dormitory village just outside Cardiff. Meals are served lunchtime and evening Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday lunchtime. Quiz night on Tuesday

  • Pentyrch
    • Acapela Studio Heol-y-Pentre Pentyrch CF15 9QD Telephone(029) 2089 0862

      Concert venue. Cask ale only available during events

    • Jug & Bottle 125 Firs Avenue Pentyrch CF5 3TL Telephone(029) 2056 8979

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    • Kings Arms Church Road Pentyrch CF15 9QF Telephone(029) 2089 0202

      Upmarket high quality pies and food (market menu) and wine at upmarket prices. A less fancy and pricey but still high quality pub menu. Large selection of gins. Dog friendly. Friendly and welcoming staff.

    • Lewis Arms Heol Goch Pentyrch CF15 9PN Telephone(029) 2089 9333

      A locals' pub at the upper end of this village on the north western edge of Cardiff. Don't be put off by the lack of handpumps in the small front bar. Go to the rear bar where there are handpumps serving Doom Bar plus the house beer. The rear bar opens into a pleasant conservatory and that, in turn, into a garden. Being close to the foot of the Garth Mountain, this is a good place to start or finish a walk.

    • Pentyrch Rugby Football Club Parc y Dwrlan, Penuel Road Pentyrch CF15 9QJ Telephone(029) 2089 0483