The capital city can get busy during the day, especially when lockdown ends and all the shops open up again. So what better way to spend an evening after a day in the hot sun then drinking a cold beer or fruity cocktail in a beer garden. Here are 10 of the best beer gardens in Cardiff.
1. The Cricketers
66 Cathedral Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9LL
The Cricketers has plenty of seating in its sunny beer garden and is a great place to sit and chat whilst working on your tan. This British pub also sells a variety of classic pub grub, and a selection of drinks. What’s even better is it’s just a mile away from Cardiff Castle, so you could always do a bit of sightseeing on your way home.
2. The Depot
Williams Way, Curran Embankment, Cardiff CF10 5DY
Depot has been dubbed one of Cardiff’s most original venues, as it is based in an old warehouse space. Which makes it an ideal location for pop up events to take place. Depot also has a huge variety of street food available, including mouth-watering burgers, which you can eat in their modern beer garden. Decorated with fairly lights, creative art, and other bright coloured pieces of decor.
3. The Robin Hood
16 Severn Grove, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9EN
What classic British pub would be complete without a beer garden where you can sit and drink all day once the weather gets warmer. There is also plenty of fresh food available, all of which is locally sourced. The Robin Hood also offers a variety of entertainment to its customers, including a pub quiz on Thursdays and live music on Sundays. Plus, every other Saturday they have a karaoke night!
4. The Plymouth Arms
Saint Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6DU
This classic pub is perfect for the whole family, as it’s a dog-friendly pub! Meaning you don’t have to leave your four-legged pals at home alone all day whilst you’re out in the fresh air. The Plymouth arms even have water bowls and treats available to ensure they have just as much of a good time as you. The beer garden itself seems to be split up into sections when picnic benches spread out across their grass area and tables and chairs on the patio. But with all this seating, you’re spoiled for choice of where to sit and are sure to get a spot in the sun.
5. Nos Da
53-59 Despenser St, Cardiff CF11 6AG
If you want to sit in a beer garden with a view, then look no further than Nos Da. A bar situated right next to the River Taff across from the Millennium Stadium. The only thing better than the view is the local ales.
6. The Mochyn Du
The Mochyn Du underwent a pricey refurbishment a few years ago, which has made it one of the best places to go in Cardiff, especially for a beer garden. Plus, it’s a favourite of the locals, so a great place to go if you are looking to practice your Welsh. In fact, it’s named after a Welsh folk song.
7. Cardiff Distillery
73 Cathedral Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HE
The Cardiff Distillery is well known for making some of the best gins in Wales, and you can enjoy all sorts of gin cocktails in their beautiful beer garden. This modern pub is also making cash a thing of the past, as they take all orders through their table service app. It’s the newer trendier Wetherspoon’s we never knew we needed. They even have dinning bubbles available in their beer gardens, which will help to keep the flies away from your fruity cocktails.
8. The Dock
Mermaid Quay, Stuart St, Cardiff CF10 5BZ
The Dock Bar and Kitchen is right on Cardiff Bay and offers excellent views. Plus, you can enjoy a pint and bite to eat right on the waterfront. They have a beer garden outside for you to chat in or cosy booths inside for when the sun sets.