Best Pubs in Cardiff

Proud of its pubs, it's no wonder that Cardiff is brimming with boozy champs. A cornucopia of craft beers, gastro gorging and beer garden bounding, they know a thing or two about doing the pubbing name right. Check out our recommendations of the best pubs in Cardiff, and make your way to some of the city's most hearty establishments, whether you're hunkering down by the fire, or piling on the pints.

Last updated on 10th May 2022

Pen & Wig, Cardiff

9 user reviews 5

Lying in the heart of Cardiff, this traditional pub is a favourite summer drinks spot for its beer garden and escaping the rush of city life. With regular drinks deals and a large selection of beers and real ales, there is great value for money, making it perfect for after-work drinks or a hearty dinner. 

The Vulcan Lounge

1 user review 5

A firm favourite of students and those boozing on a budget, The Vulcan Lounge is a happily affordable hangout on Wyvern Road. Head in for heqarty breakfasts, cheap eats and giant pizzas that don't break the bank. Drinks are similarly bargainous, and frequent live music.

Porter's is not just your average drinking den, so slosh your beers over board games, or rest your glass on a ping pong table as you thrash your friends. There's weekly comedy nights, gigs galore, film screenings, live sports and even a mini golf course outside for when you've exhausted all the indoor entertainment.

The Cambrian Tap

1 user review 5

This is one for those who like their craft brews, The Cambrian Tap has a selection of beers from local brewers Brains, alongside other high-quality choices from around the world. Their bar snacks game is on point with top-notch pork pies and scotch eggs that go down a treat.