Travel Trade Wales

Top 10 Pubs in Cardiff

Home : Travel Trade Wales

Top 10 Pubs Cardiff

We asked the audience of our @VisitWales and @VisitWalesTrade Twitter accounts to tell us which of the pubs in Cardiff are their favourite and would be in their ‘Top 10’. The pubs are in alphabetical order.


The Albany

105 Donald Street, Cardiff, CF24 4TL
Located just on the outskirts of Cardiff, this large traditional pub is close to the Globe live music venue. The pub has a screen on every wall and offers a hidden garden. This dog friendly pub also has a skittles alley.



The Birchgrove

1-3 Birchgrove Road, Cardiff, CF14 1RR
A classic 16th-17th pub just 10 minutes away from the city centre. Offers all the pub classics with daily special offers. Another dog friendly pub which has a garden and a skittles alley.



The City Arms

10-12 Quay Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EA
This quirky decorated pub covered in beer mats is situated in the shadow of the Wales Principality Stadium. They offer guest beers from around the globe as well as a vast bottle selection.



Goat Major

High Street, Cardiff, CF10 1PU
Located close to Cardiff Castle, the name is taken from the Mascot of the Royal 41st regiment of Wales. They carried a live goat on the Russian front line in the Crimean War. The goat survived the War and was introduced to Queen Victoria when he arrived home. This famous traditional pub is fitted all around with rich dark paneling, leather sofas and a ‘proper old bar’. Homemade pies are the Pub’s specialty and they are so confident in them that it is all they serve on the food menu.



Lansdowne Pub

Lansdowne Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1PU

Located a 10 minute bus ride away from the city of Cardiff, this Victorian old pub was renovated in 2012 and is known as a dog and family friendly pub. Praised for its food including the Sunday Roast and offers a large selection of lagers, ciders and beers from around the world.

Owain Glyndwr

10 St John's Street, Cardiff, CF10 3BJ
Named after Wales’ most iconic prince, who led a rebellion to unite Wales in the early 15th century. The public house is located in the centre of town, a stones throw from the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Plenty of craft beers, gins and cocktails on the menu, with sport playing a large part of the entertainment.

Pen and Wig

1 Park Grove, Cardiff, CF10 3BJ
The Pen and Wig is a haven in the middle of the city. A traditional pub a mere 3 minutes’ walk from the shops of Queen Street. Quality food until late evening and there is an amazing beer garden that is in use all year round. The ever changing selection of real ale is sourced from local breweries, with a few ales from further afield.


The Prince of Wales

81-83 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1FA
Located on the corner of St Mary Street and Wood Street, this Wetherspoon pub was formerly the Prince of Wales theatre and then a cinema of the same name, built on the site New Theatre Royal. The New Theatre Royal on this site was the brainchild of the architect Walter Blessley, and designed by his firm Blessley and Waring. The building ended up having many uses, and by 1960 it became a Grade II listed building. Later on in 1999 it was taken over by JDW and turned into the grand pub it is today, where diners can find themselves on the stage that was once graced by the great actors Laurence Olivier and Richard Burton.

Urban Tap House

25 Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DD
Tiny Rebel’s first ever, fully devoted craft beer bar in Cardiff. This Welsh brewery continues to make a name for itself by winning award after award. Welsh brewed cask and keg beers are served here including, of course, their own award winning beer. They offer themed nights including Americana and Folk Nights once a month and Board Game nights every week.


Y Mochyn Du (The Black Pig)

Sophia Close, Pontcanna, CF11 9HW
The staff are friendly and Welsh speaking, there’s always a nice atmosphere, a great beer garden in a huge park and a good choice of local beers and wine. The Perry Vale Welsh pear cider is made just north of Cardiff. The food offers a good choice of proper Welsh dishes, including their own "Mochyn Du" Welsh Rarebit and traditional Welsh Cawl. 










Page updated June 2017

  • UKInbound Member
  • Association of Group Travel Organisers
  • ETOA Member
Link to home page