The centre of Cardiff has already had its fair share of new boozers, but another new craft beer spot is heading to Church Street.
Camerons Brewery have announced their first The Head of Steam venue to open in Wales in Autumn 2018. The site is a continuation of the brewer’s plan to expand their craft and cask pub brand. The bar, located at the former Harvester site on Church Street, will become the brewer’s 16th site in the UK.
Camerons Brewery Ltd is one of the largest private breweries in the UK, with the capacity to produce more than 1 million hectolitres of beer annually.
As well as brewing its own high quality beers and lagers, including its flagship beer, Strongarm, a well-rounded 4.0% ABV ruby red ale and new Motörhead collaboration brew Röad Crew APA, Camerons is a major contract brewer for the likes of Heineken and Carlsberg, as well as other major multinational companies.
The new Head of Steam venue will have an eclectic selection of UK and world beers, featuring 19 lines with a selection of rotating craft keg, plus ten cask ale lines, with beers sourced from the local area as well as from brewers across the UK. A range of premium cocktails, beer cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks complete the drinks range.
Food will be served daily, including a selection of traditional British pub classics with a contemporary twist, plus fresh artisan stone-baked pizzas, burgers, 12” hot dogs and new for 2018, ‘The Besler’ – a light bite and beer flight taster board. The menu will also include selected dishes made using beers on sale in the bar as ingredients, including the Full Head of Steam Burger (made with Camerons’ Röad Crew beer).
Chris Soley, chief executive at Camerons Brewery, said “Cardiff is a wonderful city and we have been looking to find a suitable location for a The Head of Steam venue here for some time. We are delighted to have found a venue right in the heart of the city and we feel our range of beers and foods will compliment the fantastic array of pubs and bars in the area. The pub is situated close to the Principality Stadium so will benefit from the many major events held at this great arena.”
“We are really moving at a rapid pace in terms of pub expansions and this will be the sixth new venue we have opened in 2018. We are still looking at a number of other potential sites across the UK and hope to open a couple more before the end of the year” Chris added.
The brewery opened its 15th The Head of Steam venue in Birmingham on the 7th June.