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The Halfway, Cardiff

247 Cathedral Road
Cardiff
CF11 9PP
Phone: 02920667135
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Halfway

Located in the pleasant area of Pontcanna, a good twenty minute or so walk from the city centre, The Halfway is a large U-shaped, street corner pub. The main bar area has bare floorboards with a few patches of carpet here and there, standard seating around a raised fireplace and some sofas and low stools near to the corner entrance. Several TV screens were showing live cricket and moving past the right hand end of the servery, there is a raised seating area with a few partitioning screens with glass inserts and a much larger screen also showing the cricket. The other side of the bar has mostly standard seating and looked like a decent spot for those wanting to eat from the reasonably priced menu, although having said that, it was full of drinkers on my Friday afternoon visit. I believe the pub also has a skittle alley somewhere, but my wanderings failed to locate it.
A collection of pump clips works its way across one of the beams above the main bar area, and several banks of hand pumps pleasingly had plenty of pump clips on display as well. This is a Brains house and it had probably the most comprehensive range of their beers I found across four days in South Wales. On my visit, the choice was from Brains Bitter, Dark, SA, SA Gold, Rev James, Touch Paws Engage, and Boilermaker, with St Austell Tribute as a guest. I gave the boilermaker a try and thought it was an interesting departure from traditional Brains brews.
This place had a nice feel to it and although it has been opened up, it still feels like it has distinctly different areas and it retains some character through its traditional fixtures and fittings. There are a few pubs worth looking out for in this part of town and this one is up there with the best of them.

On 22nd June 2013 - rating: 7
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Andrew Heard left this review about Halfway Hotel

Food ok. Beer good. Pretty friendly and nice inside etc.

On 17th March 2010 - rating: 7
[User has posted 4 recommendations about 4 pubs]


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Darren Bestley left this review about Halfway Hotel

Big pub, sports screens, food and beer Ok

On 31st December 2008 - rating: 6
[User has posted 10 recommendations about 10 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Ninian Park, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Waun-gron Park, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Cathays, 1.6 miles, 30 min walk (show)
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25th Apr 2020, 12:31
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25th Apr 2020, 11:20
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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