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The Cottage Pub Cardiff

25 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AA, Wales
+44 29 2033 7195
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Proper pub!

We popped in for a quick drink while in Cardiff city centre - we all had dark fruit cider which was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Howesthat
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Oldest pub in city centre

Worth a visit to this old Dame that served people since 1750. Get the Brewed cardiff ale called "SA... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mag_ty
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singapore
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25 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AA, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called for a few beers en route to the principality stadium. Small but really popular, four beers £17, staff are really friendly and a great feel about the place.

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CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking your time to review us. I'm very pleased to hear that you felt that there was a great feel and that the team were really friendly. I hope you enjoyed the concert. Many thanks Sara

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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

I have drunk in this pub on and off for 40 years, first quite regularly as a student and since then more occasionally while passing through to and from my home in England and my birthplace in Wales. Apart from the time they knocked out...More

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CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Good Morning John, Thank you for taking the time to review The Cottage, we appreciate all feedback. It's lovely to hear from people that have enjoyed our establishment over the years. The wall would have been 2005 when the pub was refurbished. We looked forward...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We had a weekend in Cardiff and looked up on the internet traditional pubs, The cottage is right in the middle of the city and a cracking Victorian pub that keeps its tradition, we spent the afternoon there, the bar man Mark was very friendly...More

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CardiffCottage, Shift Leader at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Dear Mandy, Thank you for taking your time to review the Cottage, I will let Mark know that you left a great review for him. We look for ward to seeing you again. Diane

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Whilst visiting Cardiff last week, we popped into the cottage for a drink. I went to the bar ordered drinks, paid said thank you to the bar maid and sat down Took my coat off and revealed my ferocious dog tshirt, the barmaid then came...More

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CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Dear Andrea K, Thank you for taking your time to review the Cottage, I will let Diane know that you left a great review for her. We look for ward to seeing you again. Sara

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Came in on Friday, while I was aware that this is the day before the six nations and so had expected town to be busy, I’d have thought the pub would have also expected this and put lots of staff on, they didn’t, which meant...More

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CardiffCottage, Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you rachelwatts3000 for taking your time to review the Cottage. We are happy that you thought that the staff were friendly, unfortunately were are a small team here but will take your feedback on board. We hope to see you again in the future....More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

We went for a meal last night, ten in total. No curries or burgers but that's fine we ordered other items, but they had no salad no coleslaw the plates looked empty, when we complained the offered onion rings that arrived when I took the...More

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CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Dear Ken C, Thank you very much for providing us with feed back regarding your recent visit. We apologise for not meeting your expectation on this occasion. If you would like to contact us regarding your visit please contact us on 02920337195. Kind regards, Sara

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Terrible service food not delivered to table as per menu. When spoke to manager said sorry no refund or exchange was offered. Meal deal not done even though it was on display. Chef can be seen eating and drinking in kitchen when preping food.More

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CardiffCottage, General Manager at The Cottage Pub Cardiff, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Dear cctv0905, Thank you very much for providing us with feed back on your recent visit, we value all feedback both positive and negative. We apologise for not meeting your expectations on this occasion and I hope that the selection of side dishes you receuved...More

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