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Ernest Willows (JD Wetherspoon), Roath, Cardiff

2-12 City Road
Cardiff
CF24 3DL
Phone: 02920486235
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J D Wetherspoon

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Quinno _ left this review about Ernest Willows (JD Wetherspoon)

Cardiff isn’t short of a Spoons. This one has an unusual interior, has got the vibes of a converted Oriental restaurant in terms of the lattice woodwork dividers. Also unusual for a JDW in a) having the FA Cup semi-final on and b) with the volume up loud. Two guest cask, my Kirkby Lonsdale was fair (NBSS 2.5). Chronically understaffed, the single overworked barmaid forgot to give me any change as she tried (and failed) to juggle three orders simultaneously. There’s no compelling reason to walk a few minutes out of the immediate city centre Timbo Taverns to do this one aside from the ticking aspect.

On 15th May 2024 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about Ernest Willows (JD Wetherspoon)

Ernest Willow was some geezer who built an airship and flew it over his home town of Cardiff. He was subsequently killed in an air accident. It's only just outside the city centre roughly half a mile East of Queen Street Rail Station. It consists of a wide rectangular room with smaller areas either side of the bar. The decor involves lots of light coloured wood but the furnishings are fairly typical. The Gents toilets here are quite ornate. There was a mix of folk in on my Wednesday evening visit.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps which had the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled up, a cider, Glamorgan Thunderbird & Jemima's Pitchfork and Boss Brave. I went for the Boss Brave (£2.05) which was in good condition.
This one seemed pretty reasonable to me.

On 25th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Richard Jerrett left this review about Ernest Willows (JD Wetherspoon)

This pub is cheap on a Monday and does serve good beer but unfortunatly a large section of it's trade is of people who are best avoided.

On 1st October 2008 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5 recommendations about 5 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Cardiff Queen Street, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Cathays, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Cardiff Central, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ernest Willows (JD Wetherspoon), Cardiff
15th May 2024, 14:51
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
8th May 2024, 18:33
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio - last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Just the usual 50p vouchers - last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 November 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
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