8th February 2018

Some of our favorite pubs in Cardiff

It's Wales v England this weekend, you might fancy the odd glass or two as you watch the game. Here are some of our favourite watering holes in and around Cardiff….

Just at the town end of Cathedral Road is Jolyons at No 10 –  There’s frequently a BBQ on match days, in the courtyard at the front, and a range of beers.

If it’s traditional locals’ pubs you’re after, the Romilly and the Robin Hood both fit the bill and are handy for a drink before eating at one the fantastic restaurants in Pontcanna. Charlotte Church’s parents used to run the Robin, and now and again, she used to pop in for Karaoke night, so we’re told!

If you're looking for something completely different, then head on over to St Canna's Ale House! Cardiff's first micropub. (Free beer Friday leaves everyone on a magic beer token chase, advertised on their twitter it's well worth trying to figure out where the voucher is hidden to claim your reward!)

Further away from town, in Canton, the Lansdowne independently owned local pub, offering home cooked food and some great real ales.

Back in the centre, if you fancy rubbing shoulders with Cardiff’s ‘legal eagles’, the Pen & Wig is the place to go. Tucked down a side street, it’s bigger than it looks, with a nice courtyard seating area.

Two of the older pubs in Cardiff still retain some of their original features – in particular, the Golden Cross (near the back of John Lewis). Once known primarily as a gay bar, it welcomes everyone, and it’s well worth a look at the impressive tiling. The second is now called the Cambrian Tap, right in the centre on St Mary’s St – it has been through several incarnations over the years, but now focuses on craft beers and pies.


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