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Dempsey's, Cardiff - pub details

Address: Castle Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1BS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22046) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cardiff Central (0.5 miles), Cardiff Queen Street (0.5 miles), Cathays (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 9 users)
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user reviews of Dempsey's, Cardiff

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This pub gets quite busy in the evenings on weekends as it stays open until 2am. Luckily there's usually a really good crowd there; none of the revolution crowd or stag/hen weekends that have taken over Cardiff in recent years. Like one of the other reviewers pointed out, when it's quiet it is rather grim and I wouldn't bother in the day. The place has become rather shabby in the last year or two and could really do with a lick of paint. The toilets are in a bad state too and aren't cleaned through the night.

That said, a night in Dempsey's is always good fun. Don't expect any posh beers, the usual Brains crowd pervades.

If you're into jazz, there are some great acts upstairs put on by a lovely dedicated couple. Plenty of super local acts for a reasonable price and a nice atmosphere.
manglewangle - 28 Aug 2010 15:41
Bit grim and cheerless when it's quiet. Go to the Gatekeeper, round the corner in Womanby Street instead.
AdamAdamant - 17 Jul 2006 20:57
Nice pub with a good range of Brains beers. Quiet and peaceful during the day, but can get packed at night (as I suppose can anywhere in the city centre). Has an upstairs bar where live bands and a few events happen.
Crow_Valley - 5 Jun 2006 22:29
Called for the first time on FA Cup Semi Final Day, Sat 16/04/05.
The 'Brains' bitter was the best bitter I have tasted for years!
Rocket - 19 Apr 2005 19:58

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