Saturday, 13 November 2010
Cardiff Central Railway Station, Central Square, Cardiff [map]
A few months ago, The Guardian website ran a story celebrating great train station pubs. This isn't one of them.
Unsurprisingly, there's a limited range of booze on tap but we're always happy with Grolsch.
Even if drinking a pint of premium lager in the foyer of a train station before midday does seem wrong on a number of levels.
There's even a selection of spirits and a cash and carry's worth of cans - although, if you're after a take-out, you're better off going to the shop next door.
Even by our standards - basically, we're always up for a drink - it's difficult to understand what Central Bar is for.
It's got all the ambience of a branch of Big Yellow Self Storage. And you'd have to be the world's most organised pisshead to arrive for your train so early that you have time for a leisurely pint first.