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Review of The Ernest Willows

The Ernest Willows
Ranked #665 of 1,235 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: US$3 - US$16
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Ernest Willows is situated in the heart of Roath, Cardiff We serve premium spirits, ales, craft beers and food all day everyday. We have a big screen and several plasmas for sporting events and if you fancy sitting in the fresh air we have a beer garden to suit all
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“rubbish”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

food was cold , portion sizes terrible , and the staff where miserable and did nothing to resolve my issue on the day .. will not eat there again

Visited August 2013
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Wetherspoons through and through.”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

If you've visited a JD Wetherspoons pub before then you should know exactly what to expect from the Ernest Willows.
The food is cheap, and it tastes like it.
The beer is also cheap, a pint of Guinness priced at £2.40 is probably one of the cheapest in Cardiff. They have five or six real-ale pumps, although these can often be hit or miss: if your pint is just slightly cloudy or tangy then that's probably the best you can hope for.
The staff are actually pretty good. Friendly, capable and chatty.

To summarise, the Ernest Willows is like a McDonald's restaurant but with beer.

  • Visited September 2013
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London
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise!”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

A fantastic pub conveniently located near the Mercure hotel where I was staying. I usually feel quite conscious about going to a pub alone but really felt very welcome. The staff were amazing and always friendly. The food and specials are well worth the money.

Visited June 2013
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“Best pub in Roath”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Just stopped off for a couple of cheeky ones. The ale range was nothing short of spectacular, with even an American craft beer available... Good work!

Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrible”
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

If you go to this place be prepared to wait to get served staff have no idea. they serve who they want in no particular order.unless they know you.

Visited July 2013
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