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Dempseys - CLOSED

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Final visit before it's Gone!!

Another pub packed with memories of nights out in Cardiff disappears. Sparsely populated for this... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2017
edd807
,
York, United Kingdom
via mobile
Ok for a pub

I stopped here for a beer the bar is a bit dingy but still ok the staff were also ok the only... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Eddie020173
,
Staines, United Kingdom
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  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible30%
6 Feb 2017
“Final visit before it's Gone!!”
6 Dec 2016
“Good bar to watch rugby”
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Another pub packed with memories of nights out in Cardiff disappears. Sparsely populated for this visit. Beer tasted like beer in Dempseys always did!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank edd807
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Plenty of tv screens to watch rugby and good atmosphere. Beer choice good. No airs or graces here but liked central location on way to cardiff arms park .larger screen would be good.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank David W
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a rugby match and a couple of drinks with friends. OK but a bit stingey. Friend had a gin and tonic which obviously is more expensive due to being a spirit. The bar staff decided to clear tables including customers drinks without...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Bit smelly sticky floors rude staff shouldn't really call itself an Irish pub as doesn't meet any requirements

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

I stopped here for a beer the bar is a bit dingy but still ok the staff were also ok the only excellent thing is the place is in the town centre

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Eddie020173
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

With lots of great pubs nearby this one wasn't really that special. A bit dark and dingy. Wouldn't visit again.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank samyoung855
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Good night. Visited with friends. Goof music and reasonable drinks. The toilets could do with some maintenance.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 547garethh
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited here after a rugby match and it was absolutely packed. Service was fast and friendly and the crowd was good natured and loud. If you're after a lively pint, this could be for you.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Jim579
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I've been here on a busy Saturday night, but today's visit was the first time during the day and it was dead A total of 6 people in the bar, with only the manager holding fort It's a decent enough watering hole - but in...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank j100lok
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Dark and dingy, beer tastes like vinegar. Generally full of weapons. Total chaos on match days. Still, good laugh.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank tathanj
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