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
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
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
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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.