Visited a while ago now when on a business trip to Newport/Cardiff. The industrial by design style is what it is, very modern when first created but seemingly a little tired now. Beers were all drinkable, but nothing special, though again when first created they would have stood out as very different. Service was very good, unrushed, happy to talk about what was on offer. Selection platters ideal way to try.
Visited on 28th October 2014. This is the third of the chain I have rated and they’re all similar. Industrial chic, large open space with a central bar. A mix of standard range beers plus a couple of seasonals. Beer is OK but had better. Service was OK, Prices OK. If you’ve not tried the beer then visit. If you have I wouldn’t recommend you dash back.
Industrial setting, feels cold and lacks atmosphere. They serve their own brews on tap, really nothing too interesting, but OK for ticking I guess. there are much better options in Cardiff so this one can be skipped.
Large modern pub, industrial ambiance, with the stainless steel tanks in the middle of the large room. As brewpub they offer several of their own beers on keg. Tried all of them but nothing remarkable. Pizzas were really nice. Some cold ambiance, quite few people in a large room (there was some football match in Cardiff that day, August 2014).
Nice enough bar with an industrial-ish feel. Selection of about half a dozen of their own beers, all pleasant but none spectacular. Food is excellent though, especially the pizzas. Well priced, can’t complain, service is fine. Can’t help feel it could be so much better if their brews were more exciting and creative like Brewdog, but perhaps they’re aiming for a more general market. A few bars within 400m with better beer, but still worth a visit (especially when hungry).
This place feels more like a North American style industrial brewpub. Much more modern than the usual bar it is like a Brewdog without the great beer. The main reason to come here would be the food - one pizza should be more than enough for two people to split.
I tried two or three half pints. Nothing was overly impressive. If you need a break from drinking this makes a good stop. If you want to try the local beers you can find better stuff down the street. I’d recommend walking past.
The place looks like a mix between a greek restaurant, a club and some kind of industrial building. Very cool design of the place with wide open spaces and an industrial polished feel to it. They only have their own beers on tap but that is quite ok by me. Nice variety with different styles or interpretations of styles. They do have a sample tray where you can sample all of their beers at once in smaller glasses. You can also buy their beer on party kegs (5L). The pizza smelled great but I didn’t eat any of it.
Well I suppose it is at least trying to be different but frankly my dear ... the Pilsner is not bad for the UK, which is like saying a good cask bitter for Munich. It’s a barn with a brewhouse , unlicensed to thrill.
Just down the road from the City Arms. They have several ales on tap and one or two seasonal’s on tap at any time. Barmaid was friendly. Stainless steel decor. Like sitting in a damp brewery. Not really a cosy place to go in the winter months, Doesn’t really have any soul but worth a visit for a few ratings, unfortunately the beer is a bit so so.