The Campaign for Real Ale is the leading consumer organisation that campaigns for real ale and the rights of those who drink it. CAMRA's membership is drawn from across the world and now stands at more than 150,000, many thousands of whom volunteer large quantities of their time in furtherance of CAMRA's aims. As an independent body we represent the consumers, not the business interests of any brewery or trade organisation.
CAMRA has named the Cardiff “Pub Of The Year”. It is the Hopbunker in Kingsway in the city centre.
The bar, which opened in June last year, is in a cellar on a site previously occupied by rock clubs Barfly and Bogiez and, previously, before the site was redeveloped, by the Rose and Crown pub.
It forms the tap house of local brewing companies, Pixie Spring and Hopcraft.
Despite its small size, the Hopbunker has become a mecca for beer and cider connoisseurs. It boasts 15 handpumps serving real ales plus a number of craft keg beer taps.
Saturday 21 May
With elections taking place just around the corner in Wales, now is the time to make sure that your elected representative support beer drinkers and pub-goers.
Cardiff CAMRA recently voted the Hopbunker in Kingsway its Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year. Runners-up were the Gatekeeper and winner for the last two years, the Queens Vaults.
Presenting a certificate to Hopbunker Director, Steve Lewis, Cardiff CAMRA Chairman, Rick Zaple said that when the Hopbunker had opened a few months previously, CAMRA members had anticipated a great range of beers. They had been pleasantly surprised to find also a great range of ciders and perries.
Saturday 16 April.
Cardiff CAMRA is currently deciding what will be its next Pub Of The Year and, if you are a CAMRA member living in Cardiff, we would like your help.
A shortlist of candidates has been drawn up as follows:
* City Arms, Quay Street.
* Gwaelod y Garth Inn, Gwaelod y Garth.
* Hopbunker, Kingsway.
* Lansdowne, 71 Beda Road, Canton.
* Urban Tap House, 26 Westgate Street.