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The Butchers Arms, Llandaff - pub details

Address: High Street, Llandaff, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF5 2DZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21937) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Fairwater (1.3 miles), Waun-gron Park (1.3 miles), Danescourt (1.3 miles)

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user reviews of the Butchers Arms, Llandaff

please note - reviews on this site are purely the opinion of site visitors, so don't take them too seriously.

Changeless yet changing as canal water, and for many a year, the Butcher's Arms has now been improved, or in someone's opinion at any rate.

The parquet floor in the lounge has been revealed, and hooray for that. However, the Wedgewood-green panelling, with the detail picked out in white has you feeling as if you are sat within a piece of reproduction pottery. There are many other changes too tedious to list.

The beers are as good as ever though, and they do make a change from the dominance of Brains, so I'll run to seven-out-of ten (as if you care.)
Hulots_hat - 8 Apr 2018 20:32
Very pleasantly surprised by this pub after walking to it from the city centre. An unspoiled, traditional Cardiff pub. Wide selection of real ales, albeit the generally most popular ones. That said, my pints of HB were lovely. It was quite busy mid/late Friday afternoon and appeared to have many regulars but, I felt perfectly at home and welcome as a "stranger". One of those pubs I wish was my local. Took to it straight away.
tarkatherotter - 20 May 2017 11:33
I visited with a couple of friends on a Sunday afternoon after walking the Taff Vale walk. I have to say it was a lovely pub - it reminded me of how pubs used to be when I first started drinking about 25 years ago. It has the feel of an old fashioned village pub but not a 'period piece'; plenty of local character and interesting pictures etc. Friendly staff and good ales, food selection was roasts only but good quality and value. Two very friendly and attractive barmaids - possibly mother and daughter - and efficient quick service. I didn't see any of the dodgy characters mentioned in one of the other reviews - clientele seemed to be well behaved older ladies and gents.
Hugh1971 - 8 Sep 2014 11:37
It's one of the main-period buildings in the dapper cathedral village of Llandaf. The pub hosts a decent selection of well kept ales, served by apparently figure-conscious lady staff. It has a fairly large, pleasant beer garden to the rear.

For many years the clientele have been a convivial mix of the local genteel, and enthusiastic rugby loving patriots etc.

However, of late, although the first points are still as ever, the last has perhaps changed. If you go late afternoons on a weekday, the pub seems to have become a rendezvous for an apparently different type. The young, perennial grey-tracksuit-bottom-of-dubious-hygiene, excitable, rowdy element are represented.

There's accommodation over the pub where the staff and some family apparently live. One of these, or a friend, seems to be a tradesman, and good luck to him on that, but there's rather a lot of coming and going with kids etc. through the pub to this. It seems to override any atmosphere the customers may have developed among themselves, which is a pity.

The "tradesman's" apparent friends congregate outside the pub too. These well-built men sit on the steps of other people's property over the road, drinking lager, and causing a probable public nuisance by blocking the pavement. They often seem to bring large dogs with them, of arguably legal breed, which they tether to lamp posts etc., adding to the obstruction. The combined effect of these physiques, and dogs, means the locals are unlikely to comment on a scene, which is out of keeping with the general surroundings. 6/10
eddybeer - 10 May 2014 09:30
Gtreat locals pub - particulary for over 30's Good beer and atmosphere with excellent lunches. Try to get in on an Rugby international day - you will have to be early!
weststests - 19 Aug 2005 17:26

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