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Traditional local pub in Roath serving great traditional food in a lively fun atmosphere.

About Us

Traditional local pub in Roath serving great traditional food in a lively fun atmosphere.

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1 Clifton Street, Cardiff, CF24 1PW

02920 307074

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sun // 10:00 - 23:00

Food service hours

  • No Food Service

Facilities at this pub

  • Outside drinking / dining
  • BT Sport
  • Free Wifi
  • Sky Sports
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Disabled access facilities

About Us

Found on the corner of Broadway and Clifton Street, we’re a traditional style local pub – and proudly one of the very few left in Cardiff.

Our free juke box adds to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and you’ll find it difficult not to tap your feet to the tunes, whilst enjoying some of the great drinks available including a great range of  CAMRA quality Brains Ales.  Rumour also has it that this pub has an extra ‘spirit’ that likes to join in the fun, with a wooden-leg buried in the cellar!


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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