bar review: the cambrian tap, Cardiff

Nestled at the end of Caroline Street, the beer-hall style high seats, quirky lamps and the extensive draft range caught my eye. This place was previously Kitty Flynn’s, and has now been beautifully restored to decadence, bringing some glamour back to the original site of the Cambrian Hotel, which was rebuilt in 1889. I opted for a beer flight – a 1/3 pint of three different ales. I chose two Brains Craft Brewery pales and also a pale from Moor Beer Company. Pleasantly all were refreshing and yet distinct. In the absence of having enough time for a tour of Brains Brewery, I was glad to fit in a visit to their very own bar. It’s great to see so many of Cardiff’s modernised boozers taking beer this seriously. The booth-style window seats are ideal for watching the world go by, and a fun diagram on a wall provides a great beginner’s guide to choosing the right Brains beer.


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