Meet the 14 Cardiff pubs that have been listed in the Camra Good Beer Guide for 2022

The beer-lovers handbook celebrates the best places to go for a drink and features nine local pubs that were not included in last year’s edition

Tap into the good stuff! Photo Credit: Unsplash

The Camra Good Beer Guide for 2022 has been released, including 14 pubs in Cardiff and nine venues that weren’t in last year’s guide.

The guide independently assesses criteria such as atmosphere, location and beer quality and is the best-selling pub directory in the UK.

The nine new additions since the 2021 edition are: The Andrew Buchan, The Deri Inn, The Flute & Tankard, The Grange, The Lansdowne, The Pen & Wig, Queen’s Vault, St Canna’s Ale House, and Tiny Rebel.

One of the 14 is Tiny Rebel, an independent brewer originally from Newport, whose Cardiff site is situated on the corner of Womanby Street and Quay Street. Assistant manager, Ethan, said that it was great to be back in the guide and seeing people, old and new, come to the bar as a result.

It comes after the Covid-19 lockdowns sent the UK hospitality industry into turmoil. Figures from ONS show how the industry has failed to return to its pre-Covid turnover, even after the most extreme lockdown restrictions had ceased.

Ethan said, “As a business, we were well situated to bounce back from the pandemic, because of our social media presence and adaptability.”

The brewery tried lots of things to keep revenue up during the lockdowns including takeaway services and online beer tasting sessions, using Zoom to connect people and a special pack to ensure all participants had the same beer to taste.

The prospect of another lockdown has been discussed in the wake of the Omicron variant, but it would be less of a threat to business than the previous ones. Ethan noted that the company was “doing less with more” and the business model is ready for another lockdown should it become necessary.

Cardiff’s 14 listed pubs were first reported by Wales Online, and can be seen on the map below.

Which route will you take?