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The Cayo Arms Hotel, Cardiff - pub details

Cayo Arms Hotel
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Address: 36, Cathedral Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 9LL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21970) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cathays (0.7 miles), Cardiff Central (1.1 miles), Cardiff Queen Street (1.1 miles)

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The Pontcanna Inn, as the ex-Cayo is now called, offered four ales tonight, all in the craft groove I'd say, from VOG, mainly.

The high chairs, I have to say, are well-designed and comfortable. (You can always surprise yourself. Can't you, Theresa?)

The default glasses are, however, dimpled pint pots, so if that ain't your cwpan te, then don't say that you weren't told.

The downdraught from the aircon was quite nice too.

But, for all that, we went to the Cricketers, for a less-challenging pint of Evan Evans after just the one.
Hulots_hat - 5 Aug 2018 22:16
You're writing 'for the community'...see your vet...!?
tradervic - 20 Jun 2018 21:14
Yes, Cayo Evans was leader of the Free Wales Army. However, it was in 1969 that he was imprisoned for conspiracy to cause explosions, and not in the 1970s as I wrongly wrote.

The area round The Pontcanna Inn, formerly the Cayo Arms, is home to many of Cardiff's Welsh-speaking residents, a few of whom were perhaps Cayo's erstwhile comrades, and I owe it to them to be precise.

I'm writing for the community of this pub's customers, not for, say, white van man from Reigate, who will never visit.

Whatever, TPI gets eight-out-of-ten from me.
Hulots_hat - 20 Jun 2018 18:24
Your historical facts are inaccurate. Views on what a 'jolly wheeze' - infantile.
Why not just type about pub standards, beer etc. - it's what this site is about.
tradervic - 20 Jun 2018 17:33
Cayo was a Welsh nationalist, jailed in the 1970s for trying to blow up a BBC transmitting station, if I summarise correctly.

We bumped into one of his comrades (I perhaps won't name him), in the Halfway, just down the road not so long back. He was staring rather solemnly into his beer.

I suppose that he might well have been. There was once a time, when the odd jolly wheeze, such as the Brighton hotel bombing, meant that our rulers were at least scared of something. Nothing appears to frighten the wretched low-life these days, does it?

Well, if you have any sentiment for those days, then you'll possibly be disappointed to learn that the Cayo, after a period of some months closure, is now open again, but under the name of The Pontcanna Inn.

Still, if so, then dry your eyes, dear hearts. This now a fine pub-cum-restaurant-cum-hotel. The décor is stylishly traditional and solid, light, but not insipid. The selection of beers is pretty damned decent, and fairly priced too.

"To the future" (whatever that might be.)
Hulots_hat - 20 Jun 2018 13:06

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