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Cosy Pubs in Cardiff

Who doesn't love to end a cold winter's night in a cosy pub, curled up next to the fire with either a rich hot chocolate and marshmallows or a pint in hand. You're in luck as Cardiff holds plentiful supply of cosy pubs to visit in the winter months.

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The Cricketers

The Cricketers

Cosy rating: 4/5

Fireplace: Yes

About: Set in a classic Victorian townhouse, The Cricketers is the perfect place to settle down for the evening after a long winters walk. It sells a great range of quality Welsh real ales and home-cooked winter warmers and some of the most to-die-for Sunday roasts in the capital. With its open fire, there is nowhere nicer to be when the weather is cold and you’ve just got to have a pint.

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address:  66 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, CF11 9LL

Telephone: 029 2034 5102.

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Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn

Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn

Cosy rating: 5/5

Fireplace: Yes

About: the stunning mountain top pub is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after a long walk through Cardiff and admire the beautiful, picturesque views as cosy up to the fire. If you want to enjoy a drink, next to the cosy fire, then head to this pub, which also happens to serve very lovely food as well. There is a restaurant upstairs, but sit amongst the regulars downstairs and you will enjoy a ‘real pub’ experience.

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: Main Road, Gwaelod y Garth, CF15 9HJ.

Telephone: 029 2081 0408

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The Plymouth Arms

The Plymouth Arms

Cosy rating: 3/5

Fireplace: Yes

About: This rustic pub features the most stunning picturesque surroundings which provide the perfect backdrop for savouring some hearty seasonal pub food and real cask ales or fine wines while sitting by the cosy fire in the winter months. You won’t make much use of the beer garden during the winter but we assure you won’t want to move from the warm surroundings of the pub, nestled in the heart of St Fagans.

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: St Fagans, South Glamorgan, Cardiff, CF5 6DU

Telephone:  029 2056 9173

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The Plough

The Plough

Cosy rating: 4/5

Fireplace: Yes

About: Known as the favourite pub in Wales by football star, Gareth Bale and his family, its a true icon in Cardiff. With an extensive food and drink menu, and a feature fireplace in the middle of the lounge area, it’s a real Cardiff gem. It’s also a nominated pub to receive the regular batch of craft ales from Brains Craft Brewery and serves tea and coffee throughout the day.

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: 1 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DA

Telephone: 029 2062 3017

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The Deri Inn

The Deri Inn

Cosy rating: 5/5

Fireplace: Yes

About: The Deri Inn in Rhiwbina is a great place to refuel after a long day exploring Castell Coch, Cardiff Bay, or Caerphilly Castle. You can take your pick from a wide selection of delicious dishes on their fixed price lunch and dinner menu, as well as buffet choices, kids menu, vegetarian & vegan menu and their pecial Sunday menu. You can chill out in front of a roaring fire with meals and try one of their guest ales from the bar.

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: Heol-y-Deri, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6UH

Telephone: 029 2062 6237

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Horse & Jockey

Horse & Jockey

Cosy rating: 4/5

Fireplace: Yes

About: This really is a fantastic little pub in the village of Twyn Yr Odyn five minutes from Culverhouse Cross. You can perch up against the window after a long winters walk, with the roaring fire heating up the room while sipping either a cask ale or a hot chocolate. If you're feeling a little peckish as well, then not to worry as the supply an extensive menu.

Menu: View their menu HERE

Address: Twyn Yr Odyn Cardiff, CF5 6BG

Telephone: 029 2067 0410

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Fagins Ale & Chop House

Fagins Ale & Chop House

Cosy rating: 3/5

Fireplace: Yes

About: If your idea of a perfect winter night is sitting with a pint in front of an open fire and being entertained by live music, you need to head to this little beauty of a pub on the outskirts of Cardiff. Its staff are friendly, it has a good atmosphere and is obviously well-loved by its regulars. They have an extensive drinks and food menu for you to tuck into as well!

Menu: N/A

Address: 8 Cardiff Road Taffs Well, Cardiff CF15 7QD Wales

Telephone: N/A

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