Yard Bar & Kitchen (Brains)

42/43 St Mary Street
Cardiff, Wales CF10 1AD
10:00-23:00 Sun-Wed, 10:00-00:00 Thu, 10:00-01:00 Fri & Sat

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund  (279) Tau, Norway | April 18, 2015
Decent Brains city centre pub with an emphasis on food. Beer in fine condition, food was okay.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois  (1044) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | March 13, 2013
Visited for a late lunch on a weekday after a business meeting in ’09. The lunchtime rush was just over and we bagged a table no problems. 2 floored building, wooden floors, mix of comfy seating and standard wooden chairs/tables. 2 or 3 Brains beers on cask (plus a keg offering) and that was about your lot. Food was adequate but nothing amazing, service was fine. Not too far from the station, better than a Spoons in terms of ambience but beer range is rather limited.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
ST  (10) | December 21, 2012
Flagship Brains pub which increasingly seems to regard real ale as a chore.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock  (614) , England | April 2, 2012
I and hundreds of other Grimsby Town fans drank in here before we lost at the Millenium Stadium in a Play-Off match. Two storeys, all very crome and silver metal, full of happy singing football fans and Brains beers. Modern and bright, plenty of staff (they knew we were coming). I arranged to meet up with some mates here; it is within a large square with eating places and wine bars on all sides. Obviously a busy place at night, my visit was during a lunchtime. Not normally my sort of place, but it was what was needed on the day and the younger element reading this will like it more than a traditionalist like me.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer  (123) Nova Scotia | March 3, 2007| Updated March 27, 2007
I feel the Yard has to be mentioned as it is the Flagship pub of the Brains Brewery in Cardiff. The pub itself is a modern looking building re built on the Old Brains Brewery site. Brewery now down the road in the old Buckley’s Brewery location. Obviously it only has a selection of Brains beers available, but good if you need to get some Brains ratings. Good bar to visit and have a beer, I hear the food is good. Not my favourite place in Cardiff but worth a beer or two. City centre pub, staff can be a little grumpy.

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