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Albany Hotel, Roath

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Excellent fake Victorian local with a range of real ale on. But I had the Brains Dark and it was excellent. Large smoking area in the rear.
simontheeditor - 27 Mar 2013 18:52
After several visits to Cardiff I have at last been introduced to a truly excellent pub. Good quality beer (a rarity) promptly served in a superb street corner local. Two very well kept and decent sized rooms cater for all. Large public bar with piped music on the one hand and quiet comfortable lounge on the other. Complete range of Brains beers are very well kept.
sussexred - 28 Aug 2011 23:56
A grand ole boozer with a split personality that caters for two very different types of clientèle. Estate & sports crowd in the larger public bar, students, post-grads & the pub-quiz crowd in the smaller saloon. All served with well-kept Brains beers. It ain't broke and the owners aren't fixing - long may it continue!
Wiccaman777 - 30 Dec 2010 01:37
drop in quite a lot, good pint and a good mix of reguarlers. hope it doesn't change and get taken over by the students like the "claude"
luvapint - 5 Mar 2007 20:39
Cosy and very friendly traditional two rooms pub on the outskirts of Cardiff. We went there early on a Saturday afternoon (03.02.2007) to watch Liverpool-Everton on the TV screen and to have some pints of well kept ales on cask from the Brains Brewery. The pub was voted the Camra pub in Cardiff in both 05 and 06.
rune - 15 Feb 2007 12:03
A brilliant and much-loved local. Top-rate cask beer and Guinness. Big screen rugby etc in back bar, darts, skittle alley. Nice old-style decor with stained glass' lots of wood etc.
My only fear: How long will it be before the place gets ripped apart, decorated with spotlights and filled with lager for students?
Owen - 7 Oct 2004 15:39
Excellent place! Most of the pubs in the area have sold out to students with garish colours and laminate floor where as this is still very much a traditional local's pub. Beer garden is great and used to have both bunnies and a bird aviery - though I haven't been in for a while so don't know if this is still the case. Hope this place never changes!
Sal - 18 Jun 2004 10:06
Lovely traditional pub, in a quite side street just off the busy Albany Rd shopping area. Roath is a very studenty area but this is one of the few pubs in the area which is more centered to the locals, but saying that there is always a good mix of people. Lovely beer garden out the back, with bunnie rabbits and a bird aviery. Definately woth a visit
Sal - 16 Jun 2004 15:22
Back-street locals pub in Roath part of Cardiff. I visited on Friday night and it was very popular in both bars with good atmosphere. Brains beers seem well-kept. Nice sheltered garden out the back with added secret garden if you perservere. Skittle alley. Food is available, but I didn't taste it.
Graham - 10 Sep 2003 13:11

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