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The Golden Cross

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The Goose and Sausage! (Pet Name)

Lots of pre match and after match fun in this "friendly" pub opposite the famous Bute Street. Good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Abertillery, United Kingdom
Gay bar

Traditional old gay bar.Friendly staff and clients. Reasonable prices. Good cabaret (free) lovely... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Waiyne B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
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A popular gay bar with a friendly, diverse clientele.
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Golden Cross 283 Hayes Bridge Road, Cardiff CF10 1GH, Wales
City Centre
+44 29 2115 1517
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of pre match and after match fun in this "friendly" pub opposite the famous Bute Street. Good Brains Beer...SA or Dark, good atmosphere, sometimes live music. Worth Camping Out For!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnF6347
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We we’re in Cardiff for the half marathon on Sunday, but decided to come up on Friday and make a weekend of it. On the Friday night we went to see The Golden Cross’ own Mary Golds in her one woman show which was just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Another great night out at the Golden Cross. It never fails. Great welcome, attentive staff, fabulous artistes and one of the nicest, hard working landlord you could ever meet...Thank you Rob and Team Golden

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Arwel R
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Myself and a colleague arrived in Cardiff early evening and wanted to go for a drink and picked the pub opposite our hotel. It was AMAZING! The pub was celebrating its 1st anniversary and that included karaoke and shots! I saw it was a gay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lorna C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Traditional old gay bar.Friendly staff and clients. Reasonable prices. Good cabaret (free) lovely garden\smoking area

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Waiyne B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This was the place to be on the Sunday of Pride weekend. One of the acts ( JB) Sat on the bar and belted out a song which made us all feel like friends. It was a great atmosphere and it got better! The acts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KevinJSaunders
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Fantastic place! Great atmosphere, welcoming staff and regulars. Drinks prices are very reasonable and cabaret entertainment - what else could you ask for! The building itself is beautiful with outside seating area that is very clean and tidy. Would recommend to anyone to pop in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kirshten
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Avoid at all costs. On Pride day customers were expected to pay £1 extra for the first drink to cover the cost of the hard plastic glass. This was not a deposit though and not returnable when you would leave the pub. The staff's attitude...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank WelshManInLondon
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Big wooden bar and tile work caught or eye and brought us in. Staff and guests friendly and fun. Stopped in the afternoon and came back in the evening for the only place we found with Brains IPA and were treated to an entertaining drag...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jenn429
Reviewed 9 July 2018

friendly and lively on weekends just fabulous place to hang out with friends it has quite a large beer garden to relax in on warm evenigs

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank stu m
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