Prince of Wales (JDW) | Cardiff,
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Prince of Wales (JDW)
Good based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

81-83 St Mary Street
Cardiff, Wales CF10 1FA [ print map ]
029 2064 4449

Hours: Daily 7-midnightish

Mayor: Sigmund (2) | Taps: 7+ |

Prince of Wales (JDW)

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Beer Available At Prince of Wales (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Tomos Watkin The Last Inch , Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA 94, Brains SA (Cask) 33
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9 reviews for Prince of Wales (JDW)
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  67%
 Selection  57%
 Food  52%
 Value  79%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  67%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund  (170) Tau, Norway | April 18, 2015
Large JDW pub next door to the bus station. Train station and main shopping street nearby. Some cask ales, but the selection could have been better in a pub of this size. The JDW food menu is quite extensive now, and the food here was okay.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint  (294) Ely, England | July 29, 2014
Very popular JDW near the railway station. Decent selection plus a few nods to Welsh brewers (e.g. Celt Experience among the craft bottle selection). Good food with some Welsh selections as is standard in JDWs in these parts. I can see why this pub is so popular with the Cardiff faithful.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483  (59) London, England | April 1, 2014
this is your typical JDW not to great not to bad they have cheap beer and normally a good selection of them
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
alovelydrop  (49) , | January 21, 2014
Another huge Cardiff Spoons located right by the railway station and near to the Milennium Stadium. Itís a pretty depressing place to be during weekdays, predominantly occupied by single elderly men nursing pints at their individual tables. Iíd also avoid it on Friday and Saturday nights too, but itís okay for mid-week evenings when itís not too raucous in town!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer  (1583) Hebden Bridge, England | March 7, 2013
Close to and a block away from the Millennium Stadium, this is the Wetherspoon most suited to the sporting masses when there is an event going on just a stones throw away. This is a massive Theatre conversion with seating on several levels and a couple of bars to ensue the walk there isnít too long from wherever youíre sat. The soft furnishings in furniture and decor make it cosy and are also in line with the warm theatre building architecture that brings out the best in the building. The real ale selection is good.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 8/20
olsvammel  (167) ÷rebro, Sweden | May 13, 2012
I went inside and walked around. Very nice place for a pub. You could even sit in the old theater boxes and drink beer. Unfortunately they didnít have anything interesting on tap, the selection was very limited. I didnít keep score but Im fairly certain this pub had the thinnest selection of all the pubs I visited in Cardiff. So I decided to skip on the beer and go to the next pub instead. Definitely recommended for a visit just for the setting.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham  (504) Halden, Norway | November 7, 2011
Just had a couple of pints before a football match. But it was a really nice place
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | February 18, 2011
This was a nice bar, its got a great atmosphere, cool site. Not a place for any rare finds being a weatherspoons and all but good for a pint or 2. I didnít realize it was an old theatre until I read the rating below but now I think about it that makes sense and good place too see. Did try any food but I believe they have some
Beershine  (822) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 5, 2010
A must-see pub on a crawl of Cardiff. It is Cask Marque accredited but the real reason is the atmosphere. It was a former theatre, converted very well into a bar by Weatherspoons. It has the most splendid interior. Theyíve kept many of the architectural details and decorative elements from the buildingís days as a theatre. Even the box seats are still intact although just there for decoration. Upstairs is a separate bar area with gigantic cathedral-like arched windows. The staircase added to the middle is a modern touch. All of it is eye-popping, really. And more than spacious--itís actually huge. Upstairs is a separate bar area. It does have a corporate Weatherspoons feel and I wouldnít eat there. Just a place to pop in for a pint or two and soak it all up. All that and itís a stoneís throw from the train station, Cardiff Market, and Cardiff Castle.

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