Radyr could see new pub after a 15 year wait

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    mrspastry
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    The Vale of Glamorgan Brewery has applied for permission to open the Radyr Tap, a micropub in an empty unit in Station Road.
    Radyr has been without a pub since 2003 – and for years it reportedly has been the only Cardiff suburb without its own public house.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-44293371

    #7508

    chris8
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    Great to see!! About time

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    Template
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    Glads you posted on here otherwise our councillor would have not seen the campaign on twitter…

    #7510

    My friend set up and runs a micro-pub in Canton. https://www.facebook.com/stcannas/
    He has a great relationship with real ale breweries and the place has a great sense of social community, with games and food nights, open mics, talks, live music and trips to breweries etc. The 20-40s love it. My only complaint is that it is a bit small and like most breweries hardly ever has anything other than India Pale Ales and not many proper Cider.

    PS: I am assuming that everyone knows that I am not the Councillor that some people want to see on twitter. Personally, I don’t think twitter is a great forum. Information and conversation are too easily manipulated and distorted by deindivuation and accelerated immediacy (Suller). 🙂

    #7514

    gordon
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    Anything resembling a pub will be extremely welcome in Radyr, but I suspect a micropub will not be able to accommodate the social need for a pub in the village. I remember the days, particularly in the summer, when the Radyr Arms (RIP) was crowded both inside and out. The ‘village’ has grown substantially since then and, I fear, a small premises on Station Road will not suffice. I never understood why the Radyr Arms disappeared, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of custom, even back then.

    #7515

    You are right, Gordon. I think a micro-pub would fit in well with the current retail and hospitality mix on Station Road. Maybe, we will get a Weatherspoons on the new Plasdwr/Waterhall estate? 🙂

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    #7530

    boris
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    Whilst I was saddened the Radyr Arms closed, it was near its end not very enticing. It was like one of those Brewers Fayre places which is not in my eyes a pub but a large restaurant selling plates of overcooked 3 meats and a communal gravy with overcooked veg and the ubiquitous yorkshire pudding with an ice cream sundae.

    I will support a micro pub as the focal point will be drink and not the aforesaid mass produced pub grub.

    Pity Radyr cannot entice a decent gastro pub or independent restaurants like Whitchurch and Llandaff.

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