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Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PA [Map]

Tel: 029 2049 9034

"Yes - it really is a pub!" proclaims the sign outside. You might be forgiven for thinking otherwise as this pub is a little unusual looking.

You enter The Waterguard through its castle facade and walk through a very 'ye olde' looking room into the main bar area. Once in the main bar it is in complete contrast to the front of the building - modern and open with large glass panels and steel beams. It really is a pub of two halves.

The range of beer is interesting too. Being an independent pub it chooses to stock its cellar with beers from the 'Old Brewery' in Tadcaster, Yorkshire. So rather than seeing the usual Worthington and Carling, you have a choice of Samuel Smith bitters and Ayingerbrau lagers (brewed under license from Germany).

With large picnic tables to the rear of the pub - you can sit outside on the balmy summer evenings and look across the bay towards Mermaid Quay.

Bar meals and snacks are served throughout the day and into the night. All in all - a nice pub that provides a welcome change from the norm.

Posted by Taffy 30th May 2003

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