Roath’s newest pub opened its doors today.
The Andrew Buchan is the Rhymney Brewery‘s first Cardiff pub and is a dedicated real ale bar, aiming to recreate the traditional community local. The bar will also have a function room upstairs.
After a difficult passage through planning and licensing the bar has been developed on the site of the former Choices Video shop on the corner of Albany Road and Arabella Street which had been empty for several years.
The main focus on the bar is the brewery’s real ales and a good selection was on offer on the opening night. Overall it still has a slightly unfinished feel, but it had only been open for a few hours and the staff were all very welcoming and helpful.
There was a good mix of customers of all ages popping in to check it out this evening, including plenty of beer enthusiasts.
If you’re wondering about the name, Andrew Buchan was the manager of the original Rhymney Brewery when it began operating in 1839.
Have you been in to try it yet? What did you think?