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The Non Zero, Zero Day

08/08/2021 Leave a comment

It’s more about the transparency than the actual real world effects. But hey, that’s what life is like here in Wales. Still, I was the first customer in the Cardiff Queen Street branch of Costa Coffee. Coffee and a Bacon Roll with Costa points to boot. Will I be able to use them again at Christmas or will we be locked down again?

Central Bar to start with the choice of mask on or off and bar or app service. All very civilised. BrewDog from 12:00 and got damp in a cloudburst getting there. All masked and mostly pre booked, so I was lucky to get in. Saw a post from Bubs saying they are still masked. So very much a mixed economy. Great beers in BrewDog and 10% discount for being a Punk. Met an old friend on the train home and didn’t recognise him. Things change.

For Saturday 07 August 2021

07/08/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 07 August 2021. Treforest Pubs, My First 2021 Tomato, PACing to Tesco Mobile, Stinky, WSL 2, Level Zero, . #Cardiff #SaturdayWrap

Ready The Prelude

11/07/2021 Leave a comment

High Summer, a drizzly Summer and it was off to Cardiff to dust off the old Beano Prelude Video skills. Starbucks in St Mary Street is now open from early and the Central Bar is still the place where the whole world goes for a Full English. Pity it hasn’t got FTTC yet. The PM is held in Bubs. The Finest of Ales, the quality of the welcome and Fast FTTC Wifi. Good times were back. Mostly Tiddly on the way home.

Prelude Practise

10/07/2021 Leave a comment

Despite being in Wales, where Mr Drakeford has gone rather quiet, I am in practise for the English end of lockdown day.  Of course it is drizzling and you need a fresh cup each time for the all you can drink coffee. Yes, it Spoons, in this case The Central Bar Cardiff. It also looks like we have cask ale and I’m booked into Bubs Cardiff for Midday.

Beer and Genius

29/11/2020 Leave a comment
There was rain, lots of rain. A RTA on the way to the Station and a Coffee and a Bacon Roll in Costa. The Central Bar for The Saturday Wrap. Then off to the Apple Store. Cardiff rather packed with Christmas Shopper. Also packed with Rugby Fans. Managed to get into The Old Arcade where I was informed there wasn’t Cask Brains Dark since the first Lockdown.
And next door into Bubs Cardiff. A prebooked three hour slot and some awesome ales. Web App to the fore. I wonder how the non announcement, announcement will affect them.

While I Still Can

26/11/2020 Leave a comment
It was the last day of my June Beano, you know the one that was deferred until November. Later buses and better weather. Costa now do seat delivery. The Central Bar is now plexiglass central and who knew that the Queen’s Valults opens at 10:00.
It is also just across the corner from BrrwDog Cardiff. Nice app and web app. Lots of issues with my password, however once in it became sour Monday. There is a Monday discount along with my equity for punks discount. Some samples out of the blue and it was a great Monday. Now let’s hope Mr Drakeford doesn’t do a Mr Johnson!

Sunny Blogging Part II

02/06/2019 Leave a comment

Back to Cardiff

 

 

Some were good, some were less so

The Not Quite a Pub Crawl – Part II

01/06/2019 Leave a comment

It’s been over two years since I was last in The Ernest Willows (thank you Swarmapp), so it seemed the correct place to continue The Not Quite a Pub Crawl. It’s one of the cheaper Wetherspoons in Cardiff, a pleasant ten minutes walk from the City Centre.

It was in The Ernest Willows that my serious cask ale drinking really begun. May 2005 I’m looking at you. Sadly today the cask ales are mainly mass market ordinariness. So I have mostly transferred my flag.

It has however been refurbished inside and looking now outside too. So it’s two 13 Amp sockets and two usb power sockets per booth. Which is positive.

Not for the first time the advertised time of opening, this time from Facebook is incorrect. It’s 11:00 not 10:00. So on to The Central Bar (Wetherspoons) for a quick one before I return.

Occasionally in Spoons you will be asked if you want a straight or handled glass. Not really worried. Oddly enough, the toilets are downstairs here. They no longer have Pipes Ales on Keg here.

Swarmapp tells me that my last visit was May 2014, with this range of keg and cask, I must have been bonkers. Maybe it’s because the gents is in the sky. Anyway, return visit already planned. Food looks good too. Run by the same people who run the Pen and Wig in Newport too.

Moving on to The Head of Steam, Church Street, in the centre of Cardiff. Just along from The Old Arcade. Been here from just before Christmas and definitely worth a visit. Good select of both cask and keg with bottles from Pipes in the fridge. Live Untappd feed.

I’m bottom left just left to The Untappd icon.

We are keen on Flags and I am keen on Chips. Caroline Street or as it is better know “Chip Alley” £2.00 for an open cone of Chips, big City prices.

The City Arms, directly across the road from Tiny Rebel Cardiff, now also has a live Untappd feed.

Sitting in the corner as is my want. Still humid. There will be a Part III.

A New Fridge and Bacon

03/12/2017 Leave a comment

A new Costa

And a renovated Spoons with a quality fridge

A Later Bus

23/04/2017 Leave a comment

Easter Monday

Making up for Easter Saturday

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