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The Gatekeeper (JD Wetherspoon), Cardiff

9 Westgate Street
Cardiff
CF10 1DD
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J D Wetherspoon

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Quinno _ left this review about The Gatekeeper (JD Wetherspoon)

Seems to have become the default first pub when I arrive in Cardiff. Five guest ales plus loads of cider (must have been about 10 in all?). My Mumbles Oyster Stout was in good nick. We all ate breakfast here and the food was fine.

October 2014
Revisit. Not much change to the large and cavernous interior bar - some wear and tear as well as some of the furnishings becoming shot. The bar area is decent but was less keen on the dingy window seats at the rear. As noted below, layout is Lloyds-esque and there are few tables available for groups of 4 or over. Loads of cider (evidently more than the usual Spoons standards) and also a good selection of local ales at the bar - my Celt was in extremely good nick. Still just about a 7.

June 2009
Large JDW with an entrance on either side of the building and close to the Millennium Stadium. The split-level interior is a bit more contemporary than their usual city centre offerings. A good range of ale with a distinctly Welsh slant. My early afternoon pint was in very good shape. Too cold inside, someone had been over-zealous with the aircon. I imagine this place gets rammed in the evenings and on match days, but it’s a bit better than the average Spoons and is worth a stop when quiet. Rated 7

On 23rd November 2015 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Gatekeeper (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a medium sized Spoons, well certainly compared to the two down near the Central station. Inside it's a single large room with a raised area on the right, the bar on the left and another level above the raised area. There is a lift between the three levels which is a big plus as inevitably the toilets are right at the top.
The bar has three sets of five hand pumps, one of which was devoted to the usual offerings, one to some interesting ciders and the last one had just Locale beers. These were Boss Brave, Mad Dog Barking Like a Dog, Borough Pithead Porter, Tomos Watkin's OSB and Celt Experience Dark Age. I went for the Boss Brave (£2.50) which was an excellent pint.
I thought this was easily the best of the three Spoons that form a line between the station and the castle and could easily have stayed for a few.

On 16th June 2015 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Gatekeeper (JD Wetherspoon)

Large multi levelled Wetherspoons very close to Arms Park, its quite cavernous with many standard Spoons fittings. But the light space and stepped levels somehow make up for what could be failings. Proudly showcasing local beers and coders and there are Welsh classics on the menu.

All ok and with friendly service, though do soeem short on staff. The beer is kept very well.

On 8th May 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Cardiff Central, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Cardiff Queen Street, 0.67 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Cathays, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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23rd Nov 2015, 18:46
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
22nd Nov 2015, 15:52
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  • CAMRA Discount : No - 50p JDW vouchers only - last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
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  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
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