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The Packet


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All reviews proper pub old fashioned pub eli jenkins cardiff bay quick pint nice pub friendly atmosphere brains regulars beers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who will pick an old school pub over a wine bar every time my wife and I called in after having a meal in the bay and I loved the place, friendly locals and funny staff, well he wasn't as funny as he...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank arkjf
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The barman was great , he was young with glasses but his customer service was great , brilliant barman , cheap and cheerful great atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Bigbird0144
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Lovely local pub. Plenty of drinks to choice. Nice staff. Lovely beer garden. Band in the weekend. Will be back

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This pub was pointed out on an Cardiff tour by the Big Bus. The Packet has been part of Cardiff Bay's history since 1864, when it used to be a hotel for sailors visiting the docks. I thought it would make for a interesting stop...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gayemarie C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Worthy of a stop just purely for the history behind the building. One of the last of the old school "locals", where everyone would have known your name.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jgreer53
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Very comfortable, welcoming pub. Great music, local characters and excellent beer. First taste of Brain's smooth dark. Where have you been all my life ? It wasn't that busy and I watched the barman busy himself cleaning mirrors and windows while looking after the punters....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank alibroon
Reviewed July 29, 2018

if your looking for a low key local pub, this is just for you. with all the variety of cocktail bars & restaurants near by, if you just want a good local pub with no frills ( and not a hefty price tag) then go...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank WelshwomanTraveller
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

On a warm summers day most pubs in the Bay were packed and overcrowded. We found The Packet and got a seat in the small beer garden. So glad we found this place and not sure why some of the other, absolutely soulless places were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank weegies1968
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Friendly atmosphere, good beer, quick service. Everything a traditional public house should be. Would return.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ObserverSoton
Reviewed April 28, 2018

On a weekend break, 20 years since we worked down here in Tremorfa. Well kept Brains. Atmospheric pub. Will be back tomorrow!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank allanmrssallya
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