I spent the late evening on Friday in Cardiff with the Mrs, her brother and his mrs.
We watched the early fireworks from a great vantage point and went out for a few pints of ale and some food around 9.30pm, but there was not much choice.
To my horror all my normal watering holes were closed by this time, The City Arms, the Goat Major and most of the other Brains houses.
We managed to get a few pints (Wye valley HPA & Black Sheep) in the recently reopened Rummer Tavern which was half empty before a quick dash over to the Civic centre to see in the new year with a T-rex tribute band and an overpriced Guinness in a cracked plastic glass.
I can understand that people don’t want to work on New years eve (well I was working till 8ish), but to have a so called exciting capital city’s decent pubs closed mid evening is not a good advertisement for Cardiff as a “Destination City”
Some of the large chain pubs/clubs were still open but we decided to go back as spending the rest of the New years night in a ‘spoons (even if they may have had ale on) was not something we wanted to do (drunken gangs being one reason), of course Iam happy to go to them most nights the rest of the year 🙂
anyway a good time was had by all even if I do sound like a moaning wossname.
Happy New Year and hope you have a great beery one.