The Cardiff & County Club - Reciprocal Review

I have visited the Cardiff and County Club on several occasions. It is located in a fine building on Westgate Street, right in the centre of the city, a short walk from Cardiff Central station, backing on to the Principality Stadium. I am told that match days are a huge source of income for the club!

The club bar is a very nice room. Smaller and more intimate than the Clifton Club, it has a relaxed atmosphere, with small pub tables. The wine list is very good and the bar serves a good selection of beers. The dining room is a grand space, perhaps not as fine as ours, but an impressive room, nevertheless. They serve breakfast and lunch, but, other than on Fridays, the club is not usually open in the evening. The lunch menu is more traditional than ours, but they do have a very good salad bar in summer.

There are a variety of other impressive rooms, many of which feature examples from the Club’s extensive and very good collection of modern Welsh art, including paintings by Sir Kyffin Williams and Josef Hermann.

Overall, The Cardiff and County Club is a good, sociable and friendly club, which is well worth a visit. The location makes it very easy for travel from Bristol, or as lunch venue in Central Cardiff.

Stephen Edwards