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O'Neill's, Cardiff

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This is now the Old Market Tavern, and it has a pleasingly-restored historic exterior, by Nicholsons.

At 1800 on a Friday evening however, all the hand-pulled ales were off, a sign informing us that this was by dint of "lines cleansing". Yes, at 1800, on a Friday.

So four-out-of ten for the frontage it is, then.

We moved on to the Glass Works for a couple, before Van Morrison at St. David's Hall. Happily, he and his outstanding musicians were all superb.

He didn't ask about The Old Market.
Hulots_hat - 13 Oct 2018 19:47
This pub recently had a major fire and is at the moment CLOSED.
Andrew_Faber - 21 Jul 2008 17:02
Furthermore to garionallen's comments, I too have experienced trouble at this place. I was with a group of friends on a night out the other week and when we were being served our food, the waitor asked who orded something and i heard the reply. The man at the bar said:
" Over there, next to that negro."

When I asked the man about what he said, I was greeted with foul words and more racial remarks. Some of the words included were
" F**k off u black C**t. Go back to that slave farm in America where you came from." and " Black people are scum."

I would definately not recommend this place to anyone. I was offended and astounded by what the man said
tubeguru - 2 Aug 2006 23:54
also, other members of my family have been having probs there with the staff about other things and would never go there again.
garionallen24 - 15 Jul 2006 20:20
Ok, whatever. My day was ruined anyway
garionallen24 - 15 Jul 2006 20:18
Unfortunately, garionallen, licensing law is not as clear cut as you seem to think.

At the end of the day, any pub licensee is offering an 'invitation to treat'. It is entirely at their own discretion if they wish to exclude under-18s (or under-21s, for that matter).

Most people misunderstand the meaning of the term "public house", also, believing that as members of the public they have a "right" to enter it. They do not. The licensee is opening his/her house to the public but has just as much right to select whom they allow into the house as any householder would.
toffee_exile - 13 Jul 2006 14:47
Completely useless and the staff were horrible and unfriendly.
The law states:
"At Age 14
You can enter a bar on your own, but you can only
buy soft drinks."

I am a 16 year old person and despite what the law states above, I was not allowed entry and was greeted by an offensive person who wouldnt be nice to any of us. He seemed more interested in keeping himself out of trouble and protecting his 'status in the pub.
Last christmas, my auntie took her 6 month old baby in there and was told to leave. She wasnt allowed to wait outside so everyone had to go and not stay there.
In my person opinion, I find O'Neils a completely useless, unfriendly and offinsive place and hires people with no respect of the law. Dont bother going there. You'll probably wont be allowed! I wouldnt even give them 0 as a rating. They are that useless.
garionallen24 - 13 Jul 2006 14:35
Was great for a booze up rugby league challenge cup final day.

avoid the Prince of Wales opposite............the beer there sure tasted "strange"
ian - 11 Jun 2004 15:35
A fake Irish Pub. No Real Ale. With so many other pubs in the area I would avoid it.
Brian Francis - 6 Apr 2004 20:29
Excellent pub. Good booze, good atmosphere, central location, perfect for a good get together with friends!
Lesley Morgan - 27 Sep 2003 14:57

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