Cardiff

   
                         The Millenium Stadium                                                           The Cayo Arms                                                                  Cornwall Hotel        

Before, and/or after visiting the Millenium Stadium, or football, rugby or cricket grounds, you should visit the Cayo Arms, 36 Cathedral Road, CF11 9LL (029 2039 1910), which also is a small hotel and place to eat. This establishment was the only bar in Cardiff I could find that sells the excellent Tomos Watkins of Swansea ales, and a point of interest is that the hotel is named after the late 20th century radical of the Free Wales Army, William Julian Cayo-Evans, yet it was not intimidating to this English/Irishman. It is an incredibly friendly place to drink, even though many of the regulars speak Welsh whilst you are there. Welsh is not so commonly spoken in Cardiff public houses, but as I was there with a Welsh friend, I was assured that they were just talking Welsh, it wasn't spoken to abuse others or talk about the opposition!  As an update, the owners appear to have dropped the "Arms" in the title, it is now just called The Cayo

Another establishment that has been recommended to me as away friendly is the Cornwall Hotel, 92 Cornwall Street CF11 6SR (029 2030 3947). The Cornwall Hotel serves a selection of cask conditioned ales and home made pub food, including a family friendly children's menu.

Many thanks to Kieran, Tom and Graham for the photographs.

 

 

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