Goat Major, Cardiff

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A famous city-centre pub known until the mid-1990s as the "Bluebell" (and many moons before that, simply as the "Goat"), we understand that the Goat Major gets its curious name from the mascot of a Welsh royal regiment which carried a live goat on the Russian front line during the Crimean War. The Major miraculously survived and returned to the UK, where it was introduced as a war hero to Queen Victoria. A Victorian building itself, the pub is part of the local Brains chain, and hence several of their brews are available - Bitter, SA (a stronger bitter), The Reverend James and the excellent Dark. It attracts visitors from all over whilst remaining noticeably "native" - we heard Welsh being spoken in one corner. That said, a lot of English were present on our visit and there was no observable animosity at all. The interior is quite plush, in an "L" shape, with black leather settees, a couple of intimate corners and a tiled floor. Standard pub grub is available, as well as traditional Welsh dishes. The staff are a cheerful bunch, too. Pop by if in town.
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High Street, cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 1PU
029 2033 7161
Opening times
Mon-Sat 11:00-00:00
Sun 11:00-23:00
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