Nominations for this years Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition are now open.

We are very lucky in Cardiff Central to have a large and diverse range of pubs. I am looking for constituents to nominate their favourite Cardiff Central pub.

To nominate your favourite pub, please click here.

Nominations are open until 30th August, when a shortlist will be decided and constituents can vote on the final nomination.

Criteria for the competition includes:

Being Great at What They Do

This can include:

  • Offer a range of beers and a food menu including (where possible) classic British pub food;
  • Have been nominated for or won an industry award for the pub or an aspect of your business relevant to visitors (beer range, warm welcome, food offer, beer garden, customer service) including local, regional or national tourist awards, local newspaper awards, CAMRA awards, Loo Of the Year, Michelin Star or Good Food Guide entries;
  • The warmest of welcomes throughout the Year – from great signage, effective marketing, ongoing calendar of events.
  • Have helped put their community/village/town/city on the map – as participant in pub walks, ale trails, tourist guides
  • Range of beer
  • Range of food
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Community contribution
  1. Gemma Summers says:

    The Hollybush Pub, Pentwyn. Always a very warm welcome from all staff who will go that extra mile if needed. Dog and family friendly. A good selection of both alcoholic and soft drinks. Food is always excellent and you can chose from tradtional pub food or they have other options too.

  2. Mal Williams says:

    Only one possible answer to this one – The Albany.

    Does all on the list of good pub offerings.

  3. Brian Francis says:

    The Pen & Wig is my nomination.
    A pub for all – lawyers to students.
    It offers a wide range of Real Ales and ciders from many breweries across the UK but not forgetting local breweries. The staff are well trained and know their beers.
    The beers are well kept and beer lines regularly cleaned to ensure quality.
    There is a good menu for food.
    Take a look out the back of the pub and there is a substantial garden area, much of which is covered. For winter nights, heating is available.

  4. John Meredith says:

    I wish to nominate The Flute and Tankard in Windsor Place. It is a small pub which serves consistently good real ale with a focus on local breweries. It tends to stick with small brewers for it’s supplies and is innovative in this. The atmosphere is great and it is a true locals pub in the city. It also supports local jazz with many of the RWCMD students playing there during term time. It also supports comedy shows as well. All this entertainment is in a small but intimate venue upstairs. It is a friendly place and the landlords will greet you by name once they know you. Although opposite Wetherspoons it is not well known but is deserving. I thoroughly recommend it.

  5. Norma Mackie says:

    The Pen and Wig
    Great welcome to all including students, lecturers, beer lovers, choirs, lawyers even councillors after Council meetings!
    Excellent choice of ales, really good value food, lovely Sunday lunch and good events including quiz nights, jazz, open mike.

  6. Brenda O'Brien says:

    The Flute and Tankard. 4 Windsor Place, Cardiff.
    It offers a Great range of beers. A great space to sit and chat, the staff are wonderful, welcoming, warm and friendly. The licensees contribute to the culture of Cardiff by allowing the upstairs rooms to be used for Comedy Nights, Music Nights, all sorts of group meetings. They are Stars.
    No pretensions just a great bar to meet and chat and laugh and drink good ales and ciders, the selection of which changes regularly. Many of the beers and ciders from small and some local breweries.
    We need more of these small meeting places in Cardiff. You never know who you will end up talking to at this really friendly Venue. I love it. and give it a first class rating.
    Thankfully it is one of the real pubs that do not serve food. Oh, but if you want more than a packet of nibbles, next door to it is a great Italian restaurant.

  7. Nick Albrow says:

    The Four Elms manages to combine traditional pub features – good beer, pool, darts – with a modern, inclusive feel – good food, garden, family friendly. It’s got to be the nest local in the constituency.

  8. Gareth Ford-Elliott says:

    Porters. Its a pub with a theatre (The Other Room). together they produce excellent theatre. Porters puts on a variety of enjoyable evenings and supports local artists. From comedy to music to theatre.

    A nice outside area with a good range of drinks. Not the cheapest but good enough for students so you cant really complain.

    I have been to most pubs in Cardiff Central and this is by far the best.

  9. Ellen Simcox says:

    The Packet in Cardiff Bay is our favourite in Cardiff. Always met with a smile and joke, sport on the tv, quiz night every Wednesday, regular live music. It has a lovely cosy and family feel. The fact it is a Brains pub too is something we love as it’s my partner’s favourite beer and we like that the pub supports the local beer company. Definitely deserves an award!

  10. David RJ Lloyd says:

    old arcade, church st, city centre is a good mix of ale, food, rugby & hwyl!! best pint of rev james in town

  11. The Live Lounge , is open from 9am till 4am , where you can find delicious food and have drinks with good price .

  12. Karen Gleeson says:

    Good traditional pub with lovely beer garden. Wide range of gin and good choice of food. Staff aways welcoming and winning feature its Dog Friendly.

  13. Karen Gleeson says:

    I vote for The Penband Wig. Good traditional pub with lovely beer garden. Wide range of gin and good choice of food. Staff aways welcoming and winning feature its Dog Friendly.

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