Tuesday, 3 February 2009
84-86 St Mary Street, Cardiff [map]
This really is a hateful place. Just looking at this photo again is an upsetting experience. It reminds us of what a generic dullfest lies inside.
There's plenty going on behind the bar though - fairy lights and everything. No expense spared. But getting served is the highlight of any visit to this place. It's all downhill after that.
The problem is, there's so little atmosphere it's like being on the surface of Mercury. Even that bloke at the bar is wondering what he's doing here: just look at the dejected way he's bowing his head.
Still, at least they've got fancy basins in the toilets.