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The Old Arcade, Cardiff

Church Street
Cardiff
CF10 1BG
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Reviews of The Old Arcade (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Aqualung . left this review about The Old Arcade

This place is something of a Cardiff institution that I've been to more than once before but not for well over thirty years. It's a shrine to Welsh Rugby and I wouldn't care to visit it when there was Rugby or any other event on at the nearby stadium. The wide two bar layout has been well described below and I stuck to the front bar which had a fair crowd in.
The six hand pumps had one unused, Brains Dark, Bitter, SA, SA Gold & Rev James. I went for the Dark (£2.70) which was first class.
It's well worth a look especially now there is competition next to it.

On 3rd December 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2143 recommendations about 2143 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Arcade

Decent old Brain's pub, retaining two bars - both very traditional, with the front one having slightly lighter decor and open windows above the pavement tables having a wider clientele than the back bar being fuller of rugby memorabilia and older blokes. Behind this, there is also a small designated patio smoking area. The six handpumps in each bar are entirely devoted to the brewery's own beers, from which selection I went for the 'house' Festival Ale (£3.45).

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Old Arcade

Another Brains outlet (there are so many in the area). This one has an unremarkable interior (bar the nice servery), reminiscent perhaps of an older JDW. Full Brains range plus one of their craft offerings. My Brains Dark was in fair condition but tasted tinny. Kudos to the barman who found us with a delayed drink order in a busy pub. Not one I’d make an effort to re-do, really.

On 1st October 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Cardiff Central, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Cardiff Queen Street, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Cathays, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Arcade, Cardiff
12th Feb 2020, 19:48
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12th Feb 2020, 16:52
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • 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
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 November 2018 by Aqualung .
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