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Tiny Rebel Cardiff, Cardiff

Pub added by hondo .
25 Westgate Street
Cardiff
CF10 1DD

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paulof horsham left this review about Tiny Rebel Cardiff

Tiny Rebel's Cardiff pub seems to have once been a rather more dignified building but the interior's been knocked about to leave it all looking rather tatty.

On my visit, it was loud and busy; at the bar it was a case of get attention, call out your beer and then get it served back at you in a hurry. All a bit of a bundle and the ale didn't benefit from the rush.

Not an enjoyable visit, unfortunately.

On 24th March 2020 - rating: 4
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Tiny Rebel Cardiff

Lively modern bar, metal, exposed pipes etc, graffiti, high stools and benches. good beer choice

On 23rd November 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Tiny Rebel Cardiff

Basic, stripped-out drinking house retaining a 'L'-shaped main bar (with red and black plastic chairs and high tables), a slightly more comfortable back room and another bar upstairs. The various murals throughout are the main features of interest (apart from the excellent beer, of course...). Nine of 11 handpumps in operation, with four of the brewery's offerings (from which I went for a paddle of three thirds, £3.40), three guest ales and two ciders.

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Urban Tap House

Couldn’t resist a revisit here - eight ales as you enter plus a load of keg, with four cider pumps round to the side – look upwards at the TV screen to see a run-down of what’s on. Tiny Rebel ales plus three from Coltswold Spring and one from XT. My Cwtch was in great form if a little cold. A new item I don’t recall from last year are black and red metal stools, which were bone-numbingly chilly and not great to sit on during a cold dank day. Alongside the shabby chic it means an 8 is the most this place can get in my book – it’s a fairly uncomfortable drinking experience, even if the beer’s great.

October 2014
Tiny Rebel’s brand-new pub, in a fantastic location on the doorstep of the Millennium Stadium. London-hipsterish décor and vibe inside (inevitable given Cardiff’s middle-class urbnanization over the last few years) - exposed brickwork/concrete, general air of uncleaned tattiness. Layout is two ground floor rooms and two hireable upstairs areas. Impressive set of casks (as well as ciders and bottles), featuring Tiny Rebel standards plus some well-sourced guests (my Dark Star Elderflower was very nice) and quality was good across the board (we tried the lot). One downer was that a handpull labelled as containing their Smoked Oak stout was actually poured from keg – the barmaid didn’t do an adequate job of pointing this out and went down in my book as misleading dispense. That aside, this is a really good watering hole for the discerning drinker and the business of it on both our visits (12.30 and 5pm Saturday) is testament to its popularity. Given the less-than-impressive stop at the Goat Major in between I’m tempted to say this is now central Cardiff’s ‘must-do’ pub. Rated 8

On 23rd November 2015 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Urban Tap House

This is a former social club that appears to be set in an old factory or warehouse. It covers two floors with lots of exposed brickwork, bare floorboards and various furnishings but only limited normal seating. The bar is in a room on the right as you enter and there is an area on the left with some normal seating. Disappointingly the bar only had one Tiny Rebel beer on primarily because a beer festival the week before had cleaned them out. I tried a Hard Knott Cool Fusion which was an excellent pint. I'll have to return to give the Tiny Rebel beers a full investigation.

On 16th June 2015 - rating: 9
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Pub SignMan left this review about Urban Tap House

Housed in a smart looking building, handy for the Millennium Stadium, this is a former social club that was initially known as Fire Island before being expanded and converted into the first tied house of the Tiny Rebel Brewery. You enter down some steps into the main bar area which is dominated by the servery immediately in front of you and therefore provides virtually no seating options. The bar is L-shaped, turning to run down the left hand side of the room, and has a rough wooden counter with a cold metal top. Functional warehouse style shelving suffices for the bar back and there are handy TV screens above which list all of the cask and keg options along with price, abv and style details. Following the bar round to the left, a row of high steel tables and uncomfortable plastic high stools emerge, leaving plenty of vertical drinking space for those busy match days. Low wood panelling does little to cheer up the depressing bare concrete walls and unattractive windows that predominate. A smaller room can be found through a doorway at the rear, where standard tables and chairs offer comfier seating options in a slightly cosier, pub-like space, notable on this visit for the bloke hammering tunes out on the old upright piano, with a drunken sing-a-long ensuing. Three projector screens were dotted around the pub for showing rugby fixtures and once the piano died down, I realised that piped music was playing throughout.
The bar's utilitarian approach to décor was at least justified when sampling the beers available here. On cask, the options were Tiny Rebel Cwtch, Dirty Stop Out, One Inch Punch, Bass Drop and Rocksteady Hard Cider, Great Heck Mount Mosaic and Treason Stout and Naked Beer Indecent Exposure plus one other cider. I tried the Dirty Stop Out (reasonable) and One Inch Punch (excellent) and also sampled their Urban IPA (outstanding) which was available as one of six Tiny Rebel keg brews with four more guest craft kegs also on. A vast bottled beer selection including the full Tiny Rebel range was also available. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and one barman poured my pint and then offered me some tasters of whichever other beers I'd like to sample. Great stuff.
I popped in here late on a mid-week evening, but the place was doing a pretty good trade and I found myself losing all track of time and only departed at around 1:30am (the bar opens until 2:00am every day). The décor may not appeal to all, but the beer and service was top notch and as such I would say this is a must do venue for any discerning drinker.

On 19th April 2015 - rating: 8
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