Stocking a fine range of Welsh real ales from the independent Rhymney Beers brewery, the Andrew Buchan bar in Albany Road is one of my favourite pubs in Cardiff.
The pub is named after the Scottish founder of the original Rhymney Brewery, which was founded in 1838.
Closed down by Whitbread in 1978, the name was resurrected by the Evans family in 2005, who now run a brewery in Blaenavon, with other pubs in Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare and Pontypridd.
Regularly playing in the Albany Road bar are the Vinyl Cruisers, a South Wales-based DJ collective playing vinyl only.
They’re a lovely bunch of chaps and they kindly invited me to play a few tunes on their Boxing Day event. I had a wonderful time – beer and music!
The bar regularly showcases work from local artists and I’m chuffed that a selection of my work from the Bluebird Jones football fanzine is currently on display there.
It’s a great little bar with some friendly locals and charming bar staff. Here’s some more photos from my night:
The Andrew Buchan Bar
29 Albany Road,
Cardiff CF24 3LH