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The Golden Cross

Golden Cross 283 Hayes Bridge Road, Cardiff CF10 1GH, Wales
+44 29 2022 5270
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Nostalgic surroundings

I was amazed at the decor, it was still decorated with the original glazed tiles that can be seen... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Will R
,
Luton, United Kingdom
Felt like the good old days!! It was buzzing :-)

Drop in here from time to time, either a quick few beers after a days business, when shopping or... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Commz
,
Wales UK
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A popular gay bar with a friendly, diverse clientele.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good14%
  • Average12%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible12%
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“glazed tiles” (3 reviews)
“amazing night” (2 reviews)
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Golden Cross 283 Hayes Bridge Road, Cardiff CF10 1GH, Wales
City Centre
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+44 29 2022 5270
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I was amazed at the decor, it was still decorated with the original glazed tiles that can be seen outside, and a lot of the tile murals of old Cardiff inside. Its a Brains pub so the beer was good as well. Quite quiet when...More

Thank Will R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Drop in here from time to time, either a quick few beers after a days business, when shopping or when staying in Cardiff. It's one of the few bars left in Cardiff which are original, lots of stained glass in the window (Brains Brewery House)...More

Thank Commz
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

You can’t beat good traditional Sunday Lunch. Many places get it wrong they go too fancy and miss the point, Sunday Lunch should consist of a full plate full of veg & meat with homemade gravy and that’s just what you get at The Golden...More

Thank Wayne C
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Friday night drinks were great here, a great bit of Drag Singing entertainment and very friendly staff.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Really good atmosphere friendly staff karaoke every Wednesday and you get a free shot with every song amazing night

Thank David M
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our main purpose in visiting the Golden Cross was our interest in CAMRA Heritage Pubs, this pub being especially noted for its magnificent tile work and faience. Sadly, the pub looks very jaded and in need of some TLC. The exterior was untidy with substantial...More

3  Thank mga231
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

I saw this pub and I instantly thought I should pay a visit. It is and old pub located close to the train station. When I visited though, I got disappointed. There was a big empty hall with only one table for customers. Obviously, I...More

1  Thank VahidRUK
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Had read that there was new management who were turning the place around. It looks like they've turned it around 360 degrees as it was no better than the last time I was in here some 18 months ago. The pub is generally very run...More

4  Thank Spice_tongue
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

New management getting better hope karlos makes a go of it went on the 24th of sept much improved. Will keep going back but please improve the juke box.

2  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

No complaints about this great pub but sort your entertainment out My great mid fortune to come across Mona Lotte. Simply dreadful not a great advert for the golden ... Get rid!!

3  Thank PappaT1964
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