Pubocalypse 7

Because the Pubocalypse strand has grown into a large archive, I’ve now made it into a category in its own right – saving me the hassle of providing links to …

Pubocalypse 6

Continuing from Pubocalypses 1-5, an ongoing record of Cardiff’s ever-shrinking social sphere… BASE + BARLEY Queen Street Opened in March 2016, shut by the November: you had to move fast …

Pubocalypse 5

It’s been a while since my last round-up of Cardiff’s disappearing pubs… BACCHUS Park Place This distinguished 1874 house, all honeyed orange brick, gothic touches and decorative bargeboards, was only …

Pubocalypse 4

Continuing from http://tinyurl.com/l2x9suw, http://tinyurl.com/pxahucs and http://tinyurl.com/lhkb5c4: THE FLORA The Flora Hotel opened in 1884 to serve the railway community of Cathays Yard that had grown up around the locomotive depot of the 1840 Taff …

Pubocalypse 3

Continuing an occasional series, another batch of recently closed Cardiff pubs: THE FAT CAT Greyfriars Road Fat Cat strutted into Cardiff in 2006 to the sound of fanfares, intent on luring punters …

Pubocalypse 2

Picking up where I left off in a previous blog, http://tinyurl.com/l2x9suw, here, in alphabetical order, are another ten recently closed Cardiff pubs for the record: BAR ELEMENT – Sleazy dive on Crwys …

Pubocalypse 1

When I handed the manuscript of my Cardiff guide book to the publisher 20 months ago (aaarrgghh!!), the pub chapter had 215 entries. Since then, Cardiff’s pubs have been tumbling like the skittles …