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The Gatekeeper


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The Gatekeeper is a 2 bar, 3 floor operation, specialising in real ales & ciders. We offer a wide selection of food and drinks at value for money prices.The site was formerly Phillips Auction house, until 2001 when JDW breathed new life into the building.Only a stones throw away from the Millenium Stadium the home of Welsh Rugby, the pub generates an amazing atmosphere on match days that is unique in the city.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews jacket potato fish and chips wetherspoons pub cheap food millennium stadium match days pre match busy pub lovely meal principality ales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 20+ came down to cardiff for the first 6 nations 2019 weekend. Thought we would come here to watch the Scotland v Italy game. The game was being shown on all screens but when we asked for the sound to be turned...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank caecapel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Group of work colleagues & partners (6 from out-of-area) who met up at the Gateway before a meal at a nearby restaurant. Ok, so you don't expect 5* from a Weatherspoons, but you would expect to see the place looking clean & presentable. Pros: There...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last Friday around 9:30pm, I went to the Gatekeeper to enjoy a relaxing drink with a few friends - usually this has been a good experience. On this particular occasion however, staff were being abusive to us. My friend had very politely asked the bar...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here for my birthday, we ordered pitchers which took 20 mins to be made. We then ordered food, 3 of my friends received theirs while I was left waiting a further 10 mins. I'd requested a medium steak an received an extremely overdone...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Had a meal here last Saturday with my family great pub grub excellent Price and served very quickly, by your staff who were very attentive to detail especially a young man named Jack who doesn't stop working, he is a very good assett to your...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank James H
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Great place to start your evening with cheap drinks & plenty of choice. Comfortable if you can get a table when it's busy. Food is pretty decent too. Enjoyed a few hours there with friends recently. Only 1 issue that when it got really busy,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank huw j
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in here with family & friends. We all had something different and some required variations of what was on the menu. The staff were friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. The place was busy but we didn't have to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Went there today for food and drinks & had excellent service from the bar woman called Chloe. She was helpful and really easy to talk to. Will be coming back again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joshjayy
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The pub was busy on our visit due in part to it being half-term break for schools. Found a table which was full of dirty plates and glasses and had to move them to another table already full of dirty dishes. Noone came to wipe...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JAC446
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

I’m sorry for your experience, I will use your feedback for improvement

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Took 40 mins for food to arrive, when it did it was awful we had fish and chips, the chips were cold the fish a size of a child's portion and so tough I could not swallow it. We complained that nobody told us that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

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21 June 2017|
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Response from Steve1007Cardiff | Reviewed this property |
As you are obviously unaware as you obviously can't see that well but I am in a wheelchair due to MS I do not have energy or money to go around to different places so wind your neck in
Linsey W
11 August 2016|
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Response from PubManager1749 | Property representative |
Hi, Not really, we do have a small external area with some tables & chairs
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