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£2 - £12
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucas very nice friendly very clever with good attention for requirements of customers particular orders good organising skills & customer service Thank you

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice spoons, the bathroom here is like the chamber of secrets. Staff are great always good service. Come here every week

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024 via mobile

When for dinner one night. Atmosphere was cracking.A good mix of clients, food spot onon the Friday evening. Saturday we went for breakfast. The bacon let the freedom breaky down(no taste at all) But definitely redeemed its self on Sunday morning. The Freedom breaky was...spot on as too was the fruit & youghurt.Staff were nice and friendly and the bathrooms spotless.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

Heather very nice friendly with great customer service good food reasonably priced thank u keep up the good work very pleased

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

I didn't realise but this weatherspoons used to be a car dealership and the toilets are absolutely huge and not to far to get too. We came for breakfast and it was very nice and good value. Like any spoons, resident alcoholics frequent this place.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

This delightful Pub only 2 blocks from our hotel was perfect. Part of a coach tour in Wales brought us into Cardiff for the evening. It was dark by the time 2 of us wanted to go to supper. We only walked 2 blocks, made...a left and "there it was", this lovely pub. Nothing fancy; but, substantial for our supper. The nicest server approached our table with a smile. Tyler E was very helpful. I ordered the Tuesday special steak with jacket potato. The potato was hot and delicious. Unfortunately, the steak was a little tough. When Tyler E. checked on us, he noticed I was having difficulty cutting it. He then replaced it with another which was much better. Such a pleasure having a server who is friendly AND competent at their job who cares about quality making the customer happy. Surely would return if in Cardiff again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Nicola very nice friendly & helpful very good with customer service & skills a credit to the organization well done Nicola

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

Draught ale is never consistent,topped off with Tim's 20% head,EVEN on ciders 🤣🍻. And what bugs me the staff are adamant, you have to beg to get it topped up along with a stinking glare as if your in the wrong.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

The willows is not your typical warm and friendly pub, More of a frosty smokey premises. The rear doors right by the smoking area are nearly always open allowing smoke to billow in while your eating drinking and trying to socialise whilst having to wear...your overcoat, sometimes you get a refreshing cloud of strawberry/vanilla vape urgghh.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

A busy ‘spoons, not different from many. Was put off by three blokes in one toilet cubicle all loudly talking about snorting stuff off a girl.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

Got there for opening time just for breakfast & it’s was very clean.. guys behind bar where great & food was lovely when it came… toilets were spotless fair play… most spoons toilets are rough but not these ! Good job

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022

This is my local bar 5 mins from my home been coming here for 13 years the a young man served me I asked for a pint of cider and double Southern Comfort and coke and a large glass off black cordial with water and...ice he came back with black cordial with southern comfort and on cider I said what's this he said black cordial with southern I said politely sorry I ask for coke and southern he argued back at me threw the drink down the dink in temper then I said sorry where's your manager backed me I said would u drink black cordial with southern comfort I spoke politely all through the service and a lady who is a regular also said that was awful what a terrible place this has become and the manager has no back bone control and train your staff manners cost nothingMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

Cardiff has quite a few spoons so thought I would give this a try on a recent visit to the city. It’s a little stroll outside the main shopping centre area but not too bad. It looks out over a busy high street with large...windows all along so it is nice and bright inside. I stopped for a couple of drinks, to finish a book and do some people watching. There were certainly some characters in today! The thatchers haze was great but the thatchers gold was a bit sub par but it can happen. I ordered on the app and even though the bar was busy they arrived in a decent time. The staff looked really busy there and this was just a weekday afternoon so fair play to em. There were still plenty of free tables as it’s a pretty big pub.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2021 via mobile

Visited for lunch one Sunday while staying in Cardiff. Very impressed. The food ordered was freshly cooked and actually a cut above what would normally be expected for the price. Staff were professional and friendly and even gave us a (generous) sample of their fish...and chip special. Would return.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 July 2021

The place was freezing cold with the air conditioning on full on a cool evening. it's all well and good when there is a heatwave but too uncomfortable in normal weather conditions. It has put my wife and I off from going to this pub...which is a shame because otherwise it provides excellent value although the service is sometimes slow.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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no we don't I am afraid!
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Hi I have asked the staff and unfortunately no one here knows her, We will ask some of the regulars if they know her and we will get back to you on Monday, giving us plenty of time to ask Thanks The Ernest Willows
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The Ernest Willows is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4