The original Cardiff ícraft beer barí. Range has really taken off over last couple years (new manager is great) and now along with a lot of SA Brain they also sell some of the best UK beers. New bank of keg taps has obviously helped! No food (I think!).
Visited on 28th October 2014. Large old pub which is just across the street from the Tiny Rebel spot.
It had a good range of beers from Brains and had a lot of beers from Oakham on when I visited which is always a treat. Tried a few beers and were in good condition, prices good and service friendly. Wasnít busy as it was late on. Nice pub. Would go back.
2015-09-17 and 2015-09-19. So I am clearly an idiot. I popped in here during a bit of a Cardiff pub crawl for a quick one. I came in the door off to the left and didnít really see much of anything in the way of taps so I had one and left, thinking this place is okay but not much in the way of beer. Nice spacious seating area with some tables, quiet on a Thursday night. I came back on Saturday after the IRE v CAN rugby match to discover a good dozen taps and casks on the other side of the bar. (So yeah, Iím an idiot.) Some solid beer offerings as well. It was absolutely packed, with hundreds of people spilling out onto the street. Long waits for beer despite the best efforts of the staff. I need to sharpen my elbows and learn to queue more aggressively, clearly. They were showing the South Africa v Japan game on the TV and Japan managed a miraculous win with hundreds of Irish and Canadian fans cheering them on in the beer. It was amazing. One of my best experiences in terms of combinations of good beer and sport ever I expect.
By far the best pub i visited in Cardiff. Cosy and traditional interior. Two cask stillage ales in addition to the handpumps with ales and ciders. All beers in perfect nick and correct temperature. Donít think they serve food.
A Brains pub but with plenty of guests. I visit fairly regularly and I am generally more than happy with the selection beer. They also do some Brains Craft stuff which was surprisingly good, otherwise I avoid the Brains and hit the guest beers. They also have four on gravity dispense which is great as I do like that method of service. I enjoyed a delightful pint of Independence from Bristol Beer Factory. Great little pub.