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The City Arms

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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A nice pub with great atmosphere.

It has a very large footprint and live entertainment (music) at night. If you want to escape the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DenisinWales
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
A gem of a pub

The City Arms is a lovely old city centre pub. It feels comfortable and lacks any sign of corporate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nickg716
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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A beer lovers paradise in the heart of the city, where we treasure and savour everything to do with beer and cider.
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10-12 Quay Street, Cardiff CF10 1EA, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a very large footprint and live entertainment (music) at night. If you want to escape the music, thy have a room in the back where you can still converse. Nicely laid out and the bartenders are all great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DenisinWales
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great comments. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The City Arms is a lovely old city centre pub. It feels comfortable and lacks any sign of corporate ownership and all that goes with that such as Muzak etc. What you do get is a welcome from the helpful staff and a choice of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nickg716
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very for the comments. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cosy bar, more beer than you can shake a stick at. The husband has one of the famous pickled eggs (not for me ta) we both gad a pint of very well kept ale. Oakham Citra for me, Kiwi Pale for the old man....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great comments. We will pass this on to Matt. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this pub a few times on trips to Cardiff. It has a great atmosphere, good selection of beers/ales and also has a connection to the RNA and my old ship HMS Cardiff. Not too far from the Principality Stadium, and the railway station. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan H
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. See you again soon

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Pub agradable con gran variedad de cervezas y mejor trato por parte de Andy, camarero muy agradable y simpático. Pleasant pub with a variety of beers and better treatment from Andy, very nice and friendly waiter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank seraf_nd
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

thank you for the great comments hope to see you soon

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Relaxed and friendly with welcoming, helpful staff - what more could you want?! Oh, a lovely little open mic night on Wednesday? Yes please! I'll be back ;)

Date of experience: October 2018
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CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you very much for the review hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick pint after work. Great selection of ales and a warm welcome. Will visit again soon

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jerk L
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Best real ale pub in Cardiff simples, always a warm welcome and full of characters. Keep up the good work .Great Range of ciders too. Lots of beer clip memories to reminisce over on the walls. Can't wait till my next visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you very much for the comments. hope to see you soon

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Quaint, quiet, local. Great selection of ales, stouts, IPAs etc Gina, whiskeys, different tonics. Barmaid was great craic - Reila - let multiple different members of our group try different drafts before we decided and did it with a big beautiful grin. Great stuff, would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thanks for the brill review, I will let Reila know of her mention, thanks again. MM

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely pub tucked away opposite the principality Statium. Very interesting range of beers and stouts, particular Favourite was the Neapolitan stout! TO DIE FOR. And was served by a lovey girl called Riyla. Will be back soon!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jay A
CityArmsCardiff, Manager at The City Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you for your great review, I'll tell Reila about her mention. Thank you again MM

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