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Cathays Beer House, Cardiff

Pub added by Delboy 20
109 Crwys Road
Cathays
Postal town: Cardiff
CF24 4NF
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Quinno _ left this review about Cathays Beer House

Well, a ‘beer house’ having a single cask available on a Sunday afternoon isn't doing itself many favours (for the record, the Welbeck Abbey Skylight was good for stillage, NBSS 3.5). Sounds like they were cleared-out at the early part of the weekend by students and given they're fully stillage I guess that's the perils of visiting on a Sunday. Of better stock were ciders, 9 in total from lesser-known types. Mish-mash of a room with a modern hipster bent (wire dangling filaments etc). Quiet pub which unfortunately meant that the high-pitched electronic whine (presumably from the fish tank) got right into my lugs. Despite comment elsewhere about the friendly chatty people within, nobody seemed interested in striking-up a conversation despite me clearly being an out-of-towner. I can see why Mr Scrumpy loved it as it's right up his street but I was less keen. Perhaps I got unlucky etc.

On 15th May 2024 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5239 recommendations about 5222 pubs]


Blue Scrumpy left this review about Cathays Beer House

Having hoped to visit this pub on my last visit to Cardiff but being thwarted by it being closed on the day I visited, I finally managed to get inside this time.

The micropub enjoys a prominent corner location at a busy set of traffic lights on the Crwys Road. Crwys apparently is Welsh for cross, but I did remark that it is also spelt very similar to the welsh word for beer (cwrw), not that that really has anything to do with matters. However, it is located in quite a studenty and multicultural area with plenty going on.

On my Wednesday evening, the pub was fairly busy with several customers, their children and at least one dog. With limited seating, I ended up sitting on a sofa next to a fish tank but with a prime view of the multiple bag-in-the-box ciders and the cask ales which are all dispensed by gravity.

The ale selection, so far as I could ascertain, was Hawkshead Dry Stone Stout, Twisted Barrel Saviour & Derby White Christmas. Ciders were Original Somerset Cider Company Hunky Punk, Heck's Glastonbury Gold & Perry, Bere Gold Rush Medium & Sweet ciders, Ross-on-Wye Bittersweet Goodbye and another from Hancocks Meadow Farm. One craft beer available was New Bristol Summacrush.

With at least 3 ciders I'd not previously had here, I was spoiled for choice, eventually opting for the unnamed one from Hancocks Meadow Farm at a respectable 6.5%. After having rated the Gwaelod y Garth Inn a 10/10 earlier, I will also score this one highly. It was well worth wait to get here and I suspect I will be back someday.

On 1st February 2024 - rating: 9
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paulof horsham left this review about Cathays Beer House

Now this is what micropubs are all about. Friendly chatty owner and the same goes for the punters as well (all two of them on my visit!). There were just 2 ales, jacketed behind the bar, but both in great nick. Usually there's more beer on, apparently. Also available are cider (it's a local CAMRA award winner) and a couple of craft keg as well. An extensive range of bottles and cans complete the beer line-up. Snacks consist of a surprisingly wide range of jerky plus crisps and nuts.

Highly recommended.

On 22nd March 2020 - rating: 8
[User has posted 471 recommendations about 443 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Delboy 20
Cathays, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Cardiff Queen Street, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Heath Low Level, 1.62 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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15th May 2024, 19:39
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15th May 2024, 14:49
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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 : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 01 February 2024 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
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  • Live Music : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : Yes 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 _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 May 2024 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 09 March 2020 by paulof horsham
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