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Welly is a ledge

Welly heard my preferences of cocktail and knew exactly what I wanted. Great customer service this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sophie E
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Relaxed drinks

As you would expect with a Speak easy, not the easiest place to find!! However, there is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wales UK
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“ring the bell”(12 reviews)
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Barrack Lane, Cardiff, Wales
+44 29 2023 1263
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Welly heard my preferences of cocktail and knew exactly what I wanted. Great customer service this man deserves a pay rise

Thank Sophie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you would expect with a Speak easy, not the easiest place to find!! However, there is a stencilled TDC in gold om the black door with the door bell on the wall to the right. Nice environment, staff were very polite and helpful. I...More

Thank Commz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely cauldron of an unusual but very lovely cocktail which the barman helped us to decide on based on what we like.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here for my boyfriend’s birthday. After learning the bar opens at 5pm I booked at 5:15 following a day of shopping and prepared him that “we may be the only ones on there”. How wrong we were! After arriving and being shown to our...More

Thank Boleyn83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the dead canary after reading all the good reviews, and I was not disappointed. Our lovely waiter Joe really made us feel at home as soon as we arrived and for the duration of our time there. Drinks were recommended based on...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited by appointement on Saturday night. The gimmick of a secretive prohibition bar is intriguing but once inside it is just that; a good gimmick. Waited 10 mins for drink menu and the waitress only spoke to one of our party and did not address...More

Thank Lesley I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taken here by my daughter and her partner who’ve been several times before. Inspired cocktails, fantastic staff and an absolutely fantastic vibe. Loved it !!!!

Thank T7319KPsteveb
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Stepping into the dead canary is like taking a fresh breath! We visit Cardiff a few times a year and when we can we pop into this bar....we love the atmosphere, the cocktails, the attention to everything is just brilliant! The menu changes from each...More

Thank Libstaa
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So after returning from a trip to London and experiencing the cocktail bars there, me and my boyfriend decided to have a look and see if anything like that existed in Cardiff. TripAdvisor gave us this, and we were not dissapointed! The entrance is a...More

Thank Rayybies
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I love this bar. It’s got a great ambience and is both quirky and unique. The bar staff are welcoming and attentive and happy to explain ingredients or tweak drinks to your taste. I’ve already booked my next visit.

Thank liz cardiff N
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Donna E
15 June 2018|
Response from 817francescah | Reviewed this property |
Other alcoholic drinks too. There is a cocktail menu but you can order things that aren't on the menu too.
Claire D
7 May 2018|
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Response from HtheGog | Reviewed this property |
They have a good selection of different malts & recently acquired a couple of special Glenmorangies they’ve also got a couple of Japanese malts as well as a couple of Ardbeg and Penderyn as well as a selection of... More
Leigh M
4 May 2018|
Response from NicktheGambler |
Nope, there is a small smoking area out the back but no seats