We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Lovely local bar

Great local bar in the city centre with a great selection of beers and ciders. Andy the barman was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Natalie B
via mobile
Andy the great!

Amazing Brains beer selections. Andy not only helped us out with our beer choices but he also went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marie Anne P
,
New Milford, New Jersey
via mobile
Read all 82 reviews
11
All photos (11)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“quick pint”(4 reviews)
“proper pub”(3 reviews)
“guest beers”(2 reviews)
About
A beer lovers paradise in the heart of the city, where we treasure and savour everything to do with beer and cider.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
10-12 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
Website
+44 29 2064 1913
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Cardiff
from US$16.20
More Info
from US$36.40
More Info
from US$16.20
More Info
from US$36.40
More Info
Reviews (82)
Filter reviews
74 results
Traveller rating
51
13
1
3
6
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
51
13
1
3
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsquick pintproper pubguest beersbeers and cidersbar staff arepickled eggsgreat afternoonvisiting cardiffcity centrebarmanbrainsrugbystadiumloos
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great local bar in the city centre with a great selection of beers and ciders. Andy the barman was friendly and made me feel like a local even though I'm English (boo hiss).

1  Thank Natalie B
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for the review. Andy will be pleased that his hard work does get noticed

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Brains beer selections. Andy not only helped us out with our beer choices but he also went above and beyond answering our liquor questions. Great help, welcoming bar. Cheers to an awesome drink stop and bartender.

Thank Marie Anne P
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review we will pass on your comments to Andy. He'll be delighted

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing amount of beers, something for everyone! Great service, and very clean! Prices are very reasonable, Service from Andy today was amazing a credit to your team

Thank Emma T
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Emma for the great review, we're glad Andy did a great job too. We'll let him know of your comments. Thanks again. MM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found this pub through Peter Browns writings and it fully deserves its place in The Pub. (Essential book for pub lovers.) This is real place, far from gentrification or corporate blandness. It’s a much loved city boozer, worn in all the right places. Matt,...More

Thank 724GJF
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this review. Makes it all worth while

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, huge selection of drinks and friendly staff, I thoroughly recommend stopping by. 10/10

Thank Haydn J
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review Haydn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watched an exercise video on how to open the mouth super wide. Would come again! Great place and awesome fun :)

1  Thank forsakenk24
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

ERRRRRRRR........ Thank you very much for the review. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome little stop with a super friendly and helpful bar server. Matt was super attentive and happily showed us the local ciders and ales, describing them and allowing us to taste them. The locals were also super friendly as they advised us...More

1  Thank almond6
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, I hope your journey to Snowdonia was a good one. Thanks again, Matt

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has a really Authentic feeling, great pub with lovely special craft beers. Also great service from Reica with a welcoming and friendly attitude.

Thank Kyle B
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, I will pass these on to Reila asap. Thanks again. MM

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As an intermittent visitor to the City Arms I always leave with the feeling that I should pop in more often. Has perhaps the best selection of guest ales in Cardiff. Normally a friendly atmosphere and always a warm welcome behind the bar (served by...More

Thank emlynjpratt
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Emlyn for a lovely review, Reila will love the mention, and yes pickled eggs are not for everybody, don't tell anybody but I don't like them either lol Thanks again, Matt

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I’m a Yank from New York who spent a few days in Cardiff. I stopped in to this pub & had a few pints. Met a fabulous barman. Andy. He was friendly, courteous & very knowledgeable. He introduced me to a great Cider that they...More

Thank Kevin P
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you Kevin for a great review, Andy will be very happy with your comments. Thank you again. MM

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The City Arms staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines