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The City Arms, Cardiff - pub details

City Arms

Address: 10 Quay Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1EA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8390) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cardiff Central (0.4 miles), Cardiff Queen Street (0.5 miles), Cathays (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 37 users)
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Our final stop on Tuesday night in Cardiff after the micropub St Canna's Alehouse in Canton (a request to be added has been submitted) was what I still believe to be Cardiff's best pub - the City Arms. It was quieter than on our last visit. But, the ale range was still good. Brain's Bitter, SA, Rev James & Dark were on one side. On the other were guests - Weird Beard Five O'Clock Shadow, The Brew Foundation Pop, Milestone Welsh Dragons, Orkney Corncrake Ale, Turning Point Lucid Dream Cookie Cream Stout & Northern Monk Festive Star Spiced Mocha Porter. Ciders were Mole's Black Rat Cider, Colcombe House Willie Gunn, Gwynt y Ddraig Welsh Warrior & Snail's Bank Raspberry Ripple & Fruit Bat. The pub still has a nice atmosphere and staff know their beers.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Mar 2019 21:50
A week away (Monday afternoon)

Nominally a Brains house with a very good selections of guests (forgot to take notes - bear in mind for future reference) Also a good idea to use glasses to check ABV before trying to order a 7.2% mild! Settled for a Glamorgan IPA, which was good.
ellisref - 9 Jun 2018 13:21
With eight beers on tap, one might expect this to be a real winner and although it’s serviceably good, there were three bum notes. These are extremely ‘aromatic’ toilets, a guy warbling pointlessly with a guitar in the corner and a number of patrons more than a few sheet to the wind. OK, it’s a pub and all of those factors can come with the territory but the City Arms is currently being blown out of the water by the Tiny Rebel place across the street.
BoehmBawerk - 21 Jan 2018 10:04
Lots of beers on again, and Ciders .Usual busy crowd mixed with tourists, made a good mix. Barry Island-Pale Ale, Rudgate-Dick Firkin, both £3.45, were good, but not very good.
rpf1955 - 2 Aug 2016 11:42
A once great pub which since change of manager is going downhill rapidly. Would always visit for a chance to try beers from the stillage which always had 4 different barrels on. These days it only ever has one on if that. Bar staff can be rude and seem to know little about beer. Also check your change as they are very good at making mistakes. Short changed 3 times in one visit.
Shot18 - 27 Oct 2015 12:11

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