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The Cardinals Hat, Worcester

33 Friar Street
Worcester
WR1 2NA
Phone: 01905724006
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Cardinals Hat

Our 4th stop in Worcester and the best one of the first 4, was the Cardinal's Hat. As the city's oldest pub, it has plenty of character with a number of different rooms. Purity Mad Goose is the regular ale here. Guests were Gloucester Cascade, Wye Valley Butty Bach & The Hop Shed Sebright. Ciders were Weston's Old Rosie, Thatcher's Cheddar Valley & Hogan's Panking Pole, Hazy Rays, Lonely Partridge & Libertine. There may have been one other cider. They were all listed on a blackboard behind the bar, with only the Old Rosie on handpull.

The young female staff were all very friendly. Apparently they accept CAMRA 50p off vouchers. But we missed out on that. Certainly a pub that I would return to next time I'm in Worcester.

On 6th September 2020 - rating: 8
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Cardinals Hat

Enjoyed my visit here , its a lovely old pub with friendly staff and locals , 6 handpulls , 1 given over to Old Rosie Cider , the other 5 to ale , Purity Mad Goose , North Cotswold Hung Drawn and Portered , Malvern Tighthead , Woods Shropshire Lass and a decent Malvern Berties .
Bar snacks available , we tried the mixed Meat and Cheese platter which was very good if a bit pricey at £15.

On 29th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cardinals Hat

Popped in as part of the Worcester Pub Beer Festival and this place was one of the few making a genuine effort, with stillage and live music out the back. Absolutely rammed and we ended-up in the corridor using a ledge as our table. My Teme was NBSS 3, since you asked. 8.5

April 2014
First visit since the management/emphasis change. The exterior has been given a splash of deep purple which along with the black trim gives it an almost goth look. Thankfully the multi-room heritage interior has been left unmolested and indeed seems brighter and cleaner than previous. Five ales; Purity Mad Goose, Brakspear Special, Cotswold Lion, Marston New World and the gorgeous but lesser-spotted Bathams Bitter which slipped down a treat. Three proper ciders too, including a couple of unusual choices. I was always enamoured with the previous Austrian bier haus incarnation and whilst I’m sorry to see it go, I’m really happy that an excellent ale pub has taken its place. If you’re visiting Worcester, put this one on the list of ‘must-do’ pubs. Rated 9

June 2011
Multi-roomed Austrian bierhaus, in a historic 15th century building which is CAMRA heritage listed. The attractive exterior with leaded windows is enticing and the interior lives up to the billing, with three rooms (two front, one rear) plus a small drinking corridor. Dark oak panelling and real fires abound. Beer-wise, it’s all imported Austrian stuff being served so be prepared to pay for the privilege but it’s well-worth it. My half was £2.40 which was reasonable in the greater scheme of things; penny-pinchers can go and amuse themselves in the Postal Order. One slight downside was the grumpily Teutonic service – the place was packed with tourists and I think mein hostfrau was feeling the strain of having to explain why there was no Fosters, real ale etc. The funny farming implement above the bar may have been for dealing with annoying customers, luckily it wasn’t used during my visit. Beware odd opening hours - they generally aren’t open during the daytime. I liked this one and would happily go back here. Recommended to the open-minded among you. Rated 8

On 15th April 2019 - rating: 9
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Worcester Foregate Street, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Loyalty card scheme also accepts Wetherspoon vouchers. - last updated 06 September 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 August 2019 by Quinno _
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