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The Cardinal's Hat Inn

) #41 of 281 Restaurants in Worcester ££ - £££ Bar, Pub, British
31 Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
+44 1905 724006
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot pie” (8 reviews)
“scotch egg” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, British
££ - £££
31 Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Proper pub with proper beer. First class service. Like a time warp will go back again. Scotch eggs and pork pies yummie.

Thank Antony B
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We arrived there on the Friday and left on the Sunday morning. The place was really nice,and the staff were very thoughtful,helpful and friendly.The hot pork pie I had with the peas and mint for my lunch was a revelation.It was delicious.And the stout was...More

1  Thank Beverley L
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great place,polite staff,good drinks selection.The atmosphere is welcoming and fun,with interesting people and a lovely beer garden to the rear.No visit should be left without visiting here first.

Thank liam452
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of nights in this lovely old pub. Quirky Georgian room with spanking new facilities. The staff couldn't be more helpful, the snug an oasis in an otherwise busy pub. Loved it.

Thank caroline b
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

In the city centre close to other bars and restaurants. 2 rooms with chairs, bench seats and stools. Lots of real ales and ciders. Walls have wood panels, fire places, stone floors, lead windows, and stained glass. Bar food available. Gets busy but is really...More

Thank ANGIEB60187059
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Spent an couple of days in Worcester . Lovely room with bath in the room. Good welcome the only thing which were out of the owners control were the blooming seagulls must be have all been at Worcester. Breakfast not great could do better

Thank Findaly
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Take a seat in the snug or in the main room next to the fire place and enjoy the local drafts! The pork pie is worth a try as well.

Thank LeonvM77
Reviewed 7 July 2016

had a few beers here last week and the beer was good and the décor is very nice, I would certainly go back!

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 1 July 2016

...in a very old pub in the centre of Worcester, a good selection of real ales and very nice surroundings. My reservation is about ordering chicken liver pâté, and receiving 4 very crumbly half slices of toasty bread, some butter, a very acceptable pickle and...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Love it here! So full of character, wonderful place to sit and chill out admiring the scenery! Lots of tipples to choose from, try 'Bacchus' a cherry beer, well recommended! You can't visit Worcester without calling in here - steeped in history. Lovely to sit...More

Thank wendyworc
Sadie H, Manager at The Cardinal's Hat Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Cardinals Hat, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1905 724006
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Situated in the ancient heart of the city, the Cardinal's Hat is Worcester's oldest inn and thus has plenty of experience when it comes to pleasing hungry and thirsty visitors over the years. Long-considered a local landmark, this historic watering hole is now a labour of love of local food, drink, live music and traditional pub culture where fine wines, well-kept craft & cask ales and Continental beers are served with pride and satisfaction. With its imposing red brick facade and stunning location in Friar Street, the Cardinal's hat is a handsome example of an English city pub. Three storey's high and oozing with charm this independent free house - which originally hails back to the fourteenth century - is the perfect place to meet family, friends and colleagues.With over 30 years in the pub trade Nigel, Sadie and the team will make sure you feel welcome. In December 2015 the Cardinal's Hat opened the doors to its newly refurbished Georgian City Rooms, the four boutique rooms have been luxuriously finished and offer a stunning place to stay in the city center. Whether passing by for a coffee, settling in for a leisurely platter of the region's finest fare, or stopping to sup a cool draught Wye Valley HPA, the Cardinal's Hat has something for everyone. Opening hours Monday 4pm -11pm Tuesday to Thursday 12pm -11pm Friday and Saturday 12 - 11.30Pm Sundays 12 - 10.30Pm