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The Cottage Pub Cardiff

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Iconic Brains pub let down by the food

This is a great old pub sporting a fantastic range of extremely well kept Brains ales. The staff... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Spice_tongue
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Always a favourite

Been coming here for many years before and after rugby internationals, a firm favourite with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Unifaun
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 days ago
“Iconic Brains pub let down by the food”
1 week ago
“Always a favourite”
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25 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AA, Wales
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a comfortable traditional pub, serving bar food in the centre of the city. Pity there are so few left like this in Cardiff.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited on day of 6 nations match. Pub is completely turned over to the drinkers but despite the plastic glasses and heaving bar, the atmosphere was excellent. Pretty good choice of beers-it is Cardiff so drink the Brains. The loos were pretty clean considering the...More

1  Thank StanBrynmawr
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great old pub sporting a fantastic range of extremely well kept Brains ales. The staff are all personable, efficient and well trained. I recently tried their Sunday roast and found it a huge disappointment after everything else. Tiny portions and the food...More

Thank Spice_tongue
CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Spice_tongue, Firstly let me offer my apologies for your experience whilst visiting The Cardiff Cottage, and that you found the Roast Dinners small and unsatisfactory. We pride ourselves on our food and as you mentioned we have received a food hygiene rating of 5/5....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for many years before and after rugby internationals, a firm favourite with a great atmosphere and lets not forget the Brains dark !!

Thank Unifaun
CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking your time to review the Cottage, we hope to see you for the next game and for a pint of Dark! Many thanks Sara and the team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ales very friendly staff and right in the city center..Well worth a visit when your in town. Have not tried the food yet but it looks delicious

Thank Nick J
CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nick J Thank you very much for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon and that you have a bite to eat with us next time you're in. Many thanks Sara and the team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute pub in Cardiff right in the centre worth popping in for one, good service plus food service. Plenty of locals and good wall displays

Thank kjf_x
CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to review the Cottage, we hope that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Sara and the team

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited this pub after going to one beforehand and being told it was child free after we bought our drinks. Nice cosy pub with a nice gentlemen at the bar who served us. We ordered our drinks and sat down, we also ordered a bowl...More

Thank Pollyanna U
CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Good Afternoon Pollyanna U, Thank you for taking the time to review The Cottage Pub Cardiff. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and that your daughter had fun. We do like to see children happy. Our apology's for the portion size...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

We visited The Cottage twice – the first impression was really good and the second one even better. Great food (Taverner’s chicken, vegetable tikka massala, braised beef and ale pie), friendly staff and the size of the meals was just enough for us. And the...More

Thank marcin m
CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Dear Marcin M, Thank you very much for your kind words about your recent visit. We hope that if you are visiting again you will come back to see us. Kind reagrsd, Sara

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Visited for lunch for 2 at about 14:30 in the afternoon mid week. The place was very quiet (3 more couples eating) and a few people sitting outside. Ordered food but they then delivered the starter and main course at the same time - they...More

Thank Richard K
CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Dear Richard K, I apologise that the service you received on your recent visit did not meet your expectation. I will look in to the highlighted issues. If you would like to discuss the matter further please do not hesitate to contact myself on 02920337195....More

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a quick drink while in Cardiff city centre - we all had dark fruit cider which was on tap. This is a lovely pub, full of history - according to what we read, it’s one of the oldest in the country...More

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CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Good morning Howesthat, Thank you for taking the time to review The Cottage, we always like to greet our customers warmly and are so glad you enjoyed your drinks and time here. The historical information on the board has been found fascinating by lots and...More

Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit to this old Dame that served people since 1750. Get the Brewed cardiff ale called "SA Brains" and their Welsh cider while sitting near the bay windows to watch the shoppers stroll by.More

Thank mag_ty
CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thank you for your kind review of The Cardiff Cottage, its lovely to see that customers read the history board with regards to the pub, we are glad you enjoyed the SA and hope you have sampled some of our other delicious beers. We hope...More

Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with the size of portions of the main meals for the price charged. Luckily the staff (who were lovely) agreed and we left hungry and refunded. On the plus side the beer was good.More

Thank DaSh36
CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thank you for taking time to review The Cardiff Cottage and your kind words regarding our staff. Our sincere apologies with regards to the portions, if you have any further queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact us on 02020337195. Glad you...More

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