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The Great Western (JD Wetherspoon), Cardiff

64 St Mary Street
Cardiff
CF10 1FA
Phone: 02920644449
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J D Wetherspoon

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Will Larter left this review about The Great Western (JD Wetherspoon)

What a gorgeous building! It was visible from my train as it pulled into Cardiff Central station, but with it being a Wetherspoons I wasn't sure about whether or not to call in for a beer and went into the city centre. On my way back I found myself with a few minutes to spare so thought I might as well have a half, so I approached the bar and asked for a half of Brains SA (the others being SA Gold, plus the usual Trio of Doom). I was surprised to be presented with a pint of beer and asked to pay £2.59 for it. Another person standing nearby confirmed that he had heard me ask for a half, so the lass behind the bar poured half of the contents into the smaller glass, with not very good grace, it seemed to me. I may have to go back to my former policy of ignoring Wetherspoons pubs, as I rarely have a good experience in them.

Date of visit: 5th October 2017

On 18th October 2017 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Great Western (JD Wetherspoon)

Substantial and decent-looking former railway hotel, unfortunately transformed into a rather dull Lloyds No 1 Bar. Various seating / dining areas - none with any residual character - arranged over two floors (although the upper part is a bit more inviting if you ascend whatever the square version of a spiral staircase is called, and there is also a compact enclosed terrace). Fairly quiet early on a Friday lunchtime, so served quickly, but an annoying number of uncleared tables were subsequently observed. Six of seven handpumps in operation downstairs (with further duplicated pumps at first-floor level), offering Ruddles, Doom Bar, Abbot, Brain's SA Gold, Boss Brave from Boss Brewing and Thunderbird from Glamorgan Brewing (£2.59).

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Great Western (JD Wetherspoon)

This is clearly a former Victorian Railway Hotel that according to the JDW web site was a pub with the same name when they took it over in 2004. I didn't look upstairs, in fact I doubt that it was even open on my morning visit. Downstairs consists of a series of connecting areas with a mix of carpeted and wooden floors.
The downstairs bar only has six hand pumps which is pretty poor but it is a Lloyds. These had the two GK beers, Adnam's Broadside, Doom Bore, Kite Thunderbird and Rhymney Export. I went for the Rhymney Export (£2.35) which was in very good nick. Not one of the best Spoons but it is an interesting old building and was OK early on a Tuesday morning.

On 16th June 2015 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Cardiff Central, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Cardiff Queen Street, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Cardiff Bay, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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14th Mar 2020, 19:40
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14th Mar 2020, 19:40
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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