Traders Tavern

Great food, great beer, great atmosphere

The Traders Tavern stands on the ground floor of one side of an office block built around 1971 and was originally named the Panarama, although the view of the pub today is somewhat obscured by the building of the new Admiral headquarters opposite. Before the pub was built, David Street consisted of nineteenth-century terraced houses until they were demolished in the 1960s. The name of the pub is a reminder that not too long ago there was a open-air market nearby.

The outside of the Traders Tavern features the squirrel logo of the former Birmingham-based brewery Ansells who used to run the pub, before they sold off their pubs to pub companies. The red and gold sign on the outside contrasts with the green window frames. In the present day Traders Tavern offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for the whole family with wheelchair access. 

The interior of the Traders Tavern is somewhat traditional, although some might revel in the nostalgia of old posters of bands such as Duran Duran and Erasure who played at the nearby Cardiff International Arena, now the Motorpoint Arena. The main bar serves two main real ales, Brains Bitter & Rhymney Bitter, which are perfect accompaniments to the great dishes on our menu. For more details on the food served at Traders Tavern check out our menu page. 

We offer a range of deals making us the place to go in Cardiff. Including Breakfast Monday to Saturday, daily specials, Monday to Friday 2 meals for £10.99 and delicious Sunday Roasts. Not only do we have special offers, we also have a range of regular events to keep you entertained, including local bands and the latest sporting action. If you are a student, here at The Traders Tavern we offer a 10% discount on drinks and 15% on food to students with a valid student ID. 

You can also get a Traders Discount card, which is available for people that work in the city centre. These discount cards allows holders to receive 2 meals for £10.99 Monday to Saturday until 7.45pm and happy hour Monday to Friday from 4.30 - 7.30pm. Get in touch to see if you are eligible. 

We are a short walk away from the Motorpoint Arena, a multi-purpose venue for live music and comedy, sports events, banquets, conferences and exhibitions. Click here for upcoming events, and make sure you pop in for dinner and drinks before and after the show at The Traders Tavern. 

We hope to see you very soon.