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The Gatekeeper

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9-10 Westgate Street | CF10 1DD, Cardiff CF10 1DD, Wales
+44 29 2064 6020
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
9-10 Westgate Street | CF10 1DD, Cardiff CF10 1DD, Wales
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This is a superb pub across the road from the principality stadium the real ales are advertised on a board along with a managers special the pub was packed to the rafters but the service was excellent the steak pudding and chips and the chilli...More

Thank John M
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for these kind words, I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us, Please do come again soon. We look forward to seeing you

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Wanted a snack before going to the Principality Stadium so called in. It was horrendously busy but we managed to find seating. Drinks were served in plastic glasses, not my favourite but I could understand the reasoning. There was a limited menu, don't know if...More

Thank Lin S
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Hi, Thank you for these kind words, I will pass them onto staff, We unfortunately have to serve in plastics during events as per the licensing and we reduce our menu to help speed up service times on these busy days, We hope to see...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had lunch here and food was good! Environment at the place is so relaxing. This is the first place I got the chance to drink non-alcoholic beer! Location is so strategic for people visiting Cardiff. I will come again!

Thank Clueless279
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi, Thanks for the feedback, Glad you enjoyed your visit and your first non-alcoholic beer. Your comments will be forwarded to staff. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The service was not the best. It was a Sunday night, and not particularly busy. We ordered a round of drinks which were served reasonably quickly. We then tried to order food. There was only 1 person behind the bar who was filling the fridges....More

Thank Dave B
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi, Thanks for the feedback. I will look into this. Hope you come back and try us again

Reviewed 25 June 2017

With standard menus, the variation in Weatherspoons' pubs tends to be on location, interior layout, service, quality of food and cleanliness. The Gatekeeper is, in my view, one of the better ones. Split over three levels, the top level (which has its own bar) tends...More

Thank EricBzr
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi, Thanks for the feedback, Glad you enjoyed your visit and your comments will be forwarded to staff. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Accross the road from the iconic stadia (or rear entry from the legendary Womanby Street), as other reviews suggest, the Gatekeeper "is okay”, but not a welcoming joint really. The place was less than half full, but bar service a bit tardy and rather incommunicative....More

Thank Daf1
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi, Glad you enjoyed your food and drink while you visited but sorry you felt there wasn't an atmosphere, hope you come back again soon

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I went for a drink with a few mates and got some food , had a few drinks the rice wasn't good at all , it actually came to us still in the bag. Before this i did not know they sold microwave rice. Also...More

Thank kizz674
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi, We do have a zero tolerance on drinking before/during a shift. I will look into the rest of the issues you faced on this visit.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

It's a general wetherspoons we come here for cheap meal and drink deals good prices on drinks good for a quick stop

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi, Thanks for the feedback, Glad you enjoyed your visit and your comments will be forwarded to staff. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Someone else referred to the price hikes on the weekend of the football. We had the same thing happen. I asked the barman why it was more expensive but the place was empty. He said that managers had expected it to be busy and made...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This used to be a good pub, but there are Never enough bar staff on and they do line cleaning during busy periods on 'Monday Club'! 4 people at the bar and 9 mins to get served, absolutely ridiculous!!!

Thank Delitante
PubManager1749, Manager at The Gatekeeper, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi sorry for the wait time, we do try to serve customers as quickly and friendly as possible. Hope you still choose to visit us in the future

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Steve1007Cardiff
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
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-10 Westgate Street | CF10 1DD, Cardiff CF10 1DD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2064 6020
  • E-mail
Description
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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