Discover the Best Pubs in Cardiff

Relax in a Cardiff Pub

Relax in a Cardiff Pub

The are plenty of high quality pubs in Cardiff we’ve reviewed the most popular pubs so you know where to go and what to expect.

Cardiff attracts many visitors, tourists and students all contributing to a great multicultural Welsh atmosphere in its pubs, bars and restaurants.

If your visiting Wales for the first time some important information you should know is – a pub in Welsh is called a Tarfan and Cwrw is the Welsh word for a beer. We think that we’ve covered the best pubs in Cardiff send in your reviews and pictures if you would like them to be included in our review of the pubs in Cardiff.

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Review of Cardiff Arts Institute

Pubs in Cardiff- The Arts Institute

Student Pub Cardiff Arts Institute

Location: Park Place, Cardiff in very close proximity to Cardiff University Main building and the Students’ Union.

The Cardiff Arts Institute has recently been redeveloped from Incognitos. It now has a more cultured look and feel with books against one of the walls.  There are plenty of places to sit and catch up with your friends. The staff very friendly and making you want to come back.

Atmosphere         A nice mix between students and non-students alike

Cost                         £2.40 pint of SA Gold

Recommended Drink SA Gold

Music                      Background music adding to the lunch time atmosphere

Live Music            Yes

Large Screen       Discretely placed around the room

Food                       Good portions, looking very appetising

Review of The Claude Pub

Student Pub Cardiff- The Claude

Student Pub Cardiff- The Claude

Location: Albany Road, Roath.

The Clude pub is in the Roath area of Cardiff and is ideal for both Cardiff University and UWIC students.

Atmosphere          A nice mix between students and non-students alike

Cost                         £6 for a Guinness and San Miguel

Student Pub Cardiff - The Claude

Student Pub Cardiff – The Claude

Recommended Drink San Miguel

Music                         Good atmosphere especially on live music nights

Live Music               Yes

Large Screen          Yes

Food                          No

Overall rating        3/5

Review of The Crwys Pub

Pub in Cardiff- The Crwys popular with Student and locals

Pub in Cardiff- The Crwys popular with Student and locals

Location: Crwys Road, Cathays.

The Crwys pub has recently been refurbished and is ideal if you want to go out for a few quiet pints.

Atmosphere         A nice mix between students and non-students alike

Cost                         £2.50 for a Brains local beer

Recommended Drink Brains Special

Large Screen       Yes

Food                       Yes – very appetising

Overall rating     4/5

Review of The Royal George Pub

The Royal George - A Student Pub Cardiff

Student Pub Cardiff- The Royal George

Location: Mackintosh Place, Cathays.

A Scream student pub so remember your yellow cards. During busy times there can be queues to get served.

Atmosphere         Good during live music and rugby internationals

Inside the Royal George Pub in Cardiff

Inside the Royal George Pub in Cardiff

Large Screen        Yes

Food                        Yes

Live Music             Yes

Overall rating      2/5

Review of The Mackintosh Pub

The Mackintosh Pub

The Mackintosh Pub in Cathays

Location: Mundy Place, Cathays, Cardiff close proximity to Cardiff Students’ Union.

The Mackintosh is a long time favourite pub for Cardiff students. Its especially busy during Wednesday nights as lots of students start their pub crawl from the Mackintosh after an afternoon of sport. If your loking for some sport whilst having a few beers there are pool tables there.

Atmosphere         Friendly

Cost                         £2.25 pint of Brains Smooth

Recommended Drink Brains Smooth

Live Music            Yes

Large Screen       In both rooms in the pub

Food                       Good value meals

Overall Rating    3/5

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Review of the Woodville Pub

The Woodville Student Pub

The Woodville Student Pub

Location: Woodville Road, Cathays.

The Woodville pub or more fondly known as the Woody is very close to the Cardiff University and the Students’ Union.

Atmosphere          A nice and laid back atmosphere, a good pub to chill out in.

Cost                         £2.10 for a pint of Pilsner

Recommended Drink Pilsner

Music                      Yes

Large Screen       Yes

Food                        Yes – good value

Overall Rating    4/5

Student Pubs Cardiff – Your Thoughts

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As you can see from our review of the student pubs in Cardiff, Cardiff has a lot to offer people people on a night out and don’t forget to try the local Brains beer brewed in the heart of the city and sold in many of the pubs in Cardiff.

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