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Cardiff Cottage

A traditional pub with a community spirit in the midst of the City .

About Us

A traditional pub with a community spirit in the midst of the City

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25 St. Mary's Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AA

02920 337195

Opening hours

  • Mon - Thurs // 11:00 - 23:00
  • Fri - Sat // 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sun // 11:00 - 22:00

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sun // 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Families Welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
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About Us

Step into the Cardiff Cottage and be transported back in time with this cosy traditional pub with a warm, informal atmosphere. The old world exterior and bay windows wrap up this little gem which is perfectly situated on Cardiff’s busy St Mary’s Street. Our relaxed atmosphere makes us the perfect pit stop for you - be it a lunch break or a spontaneous choice when you’re feeling a bit peckish.  

Rugby days are some of our favourite and we’re proud to boast a fantastic friendly pre and post match atmosphere with supporters of all nationalities coming together to discuss the game over a pint. We have a broad range of Welsh cask ales, with regularly changing international guest ales that have exciting flavour combinations from hops grown in all corners of the globe.


The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

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