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The Cambrian Tap (Brains)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
New Bristol - Stout Let it all OutExcellent1
Brains - Black MountainPoor1
Isle of Purbeck - Solar PowerNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Old NorwayNot Tried0
Brains - Café PhoenixNot Tried0
Moor - StoutNot Tried0
Brains - Main StageNot Tried0
Titanic - AnchorNot Tried0
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - ThunderbirdNot Tried0
Brains - Crowded HopsNot Tried0
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - My Darlin' LemontimeNot Tried0
Lacons - PatriotNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cambrian Tap, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

06 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Not quite the Cambrian that I knew of old but still a splendid pub. I treated myself to a pork pie to accompany my pint. The town was starting to fill up with Beyoncé fans as there was a concert on later in the day.
New Bristol - Stout Let it all Out4.50Excellent
Titanic - Anchor4.10Not Tried
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Thunderbird4.50Not Tried
Brains - Crowded Hops4.60Not Tried
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - My Darlin' Lemontime4.00Not Tried
Lacons - Patriot4.00Not Tried
23 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I was keen to visit this pub but put off by my sub-standard pint. I was the only customer throughout my Sunday lunchtime visit, although I noticed a few in here when I passed again later in the afternoon.
Brains - Black Mountain5.00PoorBlack, with a creamy head that soon dissipated. Billed as a Black IPA but tasted more to me like a slightly sour Porter, with negligible hop character. Perhaps it was just ‘on the turn’ – either way, it was poor.
Isle of Purbeck - Solar Power4.30Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Old Norway9.00Not Tried
Brains - Café Phoenix4.40Not Tried
Moor - Stout5.00Not Tried
Brains - Main Stage4.00Not Tried

About The Cambrian Tap

The pub sign. The Cambrian Tap, Cardiff, Glamorgan

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 1AD.

Originally the Cambrian, a city centre pub established in 1830 and rebuilt in its present form in 1898. It is a small, street corner, single-roomed bar. Long associated with Brains Brewery – which used to brew next door – having been an Irish themed Kitty Flynn's for several years it has been relaunched as the showpiece bar for the Brains ‘Craft’ beer range.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 12 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CF10 1AD

This pub was formally know as the Kitty Flynn's.