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Yard Bar & Kitchen

From a relaxing lunch, to one of Cardiff’s busiest bars, at the Yard we’ve got you covered.

About Us

From a relaxing lunch, to one of Cardiff’s busiest bars there's something for everyone

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42 - 43 St Mary's Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AD

02920 227577

Opening hours

  • Sun - Thur // 10:00 - 23:00
  • Fri // 10:00 - 00:00
  • Sat // 10:00 - 00:30

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sun // 10:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • Free Wifi
  • Sky Sports
  • Function room available
  • Baby changing facilities
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About Us

Located on Cardiff’s infamous St.Mary’s Street, The Yard is the place to be on a Friday and Saturday night to soak up the city’s vibrant atmosphere. 

There’s a great buzz every day of the week.  You can grab some tasty food during the day, and with our great value-for-money menu, there’s plenty to tickle those tastebuds from breakfast ‘til dinner.

If you’ve been out in Cardiff before you’re sure to have had a drink in The Yard. We’re proud of our party atmosphere and live music every Friday and Saturday, and as we’re open ‘til 2am we’re a fantastic venue for your night out.   And, with 2 for 1 cocktails and a wide range of ales at great prices, it makes sense to hang out at The Yard.



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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