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The Pontcanna Inn, Pontcanna, Cardiff

36 Cathedral Road
Cardiff
CF11 9LL
Phone: 02920232917
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Pub Type

Local Pub (Marstons)

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Reviews of The Pontcanna Inn (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Will Larter left this review about The Pontcanna Inn

My review below was written on hearing the news that the pub, under the management of Marstons, had closed. It has now reopened with a new name and a fresh approach to beer and food. (See photo for beer range at the time of my visit.) I went for the Siren Undercurrent, having also tasted the other Siren beer and shunned the offerings from Vale of Glamorgan and Tiny Rebel. My companions all chose Cwtch, which I cannot stand, though clearly many people love it, as I heard no complaints. I didn't see any sign of the large screen they used to have (opposite the bar) for live sports being shown on TV, with the pub seemingly now aiming for slightly upmarket diners and beer connoisseurs, just a smaller one near the bar counter, but it may all change at other times of day, of course.

On 14th August 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2472 recommendations about 2335 pubs]


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Will Larter left this review about The Cayo Arms

I can remember coming here a few times soon after the turn of the century, when I had to be in Cardiff on business from time to time. This was a Tomos Watkin pub then, and the excellent beer was matched by a fine atmosphere. I can well remember how surprised I was, when there was a European football match on one night, that almost everyone in the pub was supporting Liverpool. That aside, it was a splendid pub in those days. I wonder what went wrong?

On 18th October 2017 - no rating submitted
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ed davies left this review about The Cayo Arms

Nice bar on the left as you walk in, 6 HPs, 3 off the other 3 from the Marstons range included Banks Original and Hobgoblin, both in top form. Worlds Biggest Liar changed to Snecklifter on the second round. Quite open plan, with raised area on the right as you walk in. Very busy, beer in good nick, recommended

On 8th November 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 13 recommendations about 13 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Ninian Park, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Cathays, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Cardiff Central, 1.04 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Pontcanna Inn, Cardiff
14th Aug 2019, 12:46
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
12th Aug 2019, 20:10
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 November 2009 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 August 2019 by Will Larter
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