A typical Head of Steam bar interior. This is the group’s Leicester venue


Camerons Brewery is to open its first Head of Steam venue in Wales in the autumn. It will be in Cardiff, as the brewer continues the expansion of its craft and cask pub brand.

The bar, located at the former Harvester site on Church Street, will become the brewer’s 16th site in the UK.

The new Head of Steam venue will include an eclectic selection of UK and world beers, featuring 19 lines with a selection of rotating craft keg, plus ten cask ale lines, with beers sourced from the local area as well as from brewers across the UK. A range of premium cocktails, beer cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks complete the drinks range.

Food will be served daily and will include a selection of traditional British pub classics with a contemporary twist, plus fresh artisan stone-baked pizzas, burgers, 12-inch hot dogs and, new for 2018, The Besler — a light bite and beer flight taster board. The menu will also include selected dishes using beers on sale in the bar as ingredients, including the Full Head of Steam Burger (made with the brewer’s Röad Crew beer).


Wonderful city

Chris Soley, chief executive at Camerons Brewery, said: “Cardiff is a wonderful city and we have been looking to find a suitable location for a Head of Steam venue here for some time.

“We are delighted to have found a venue right in the heart of the city, and we feel our range of beers and foods will complement the fantastic array of pubs and bars in the area. The pub is situated close to the Principality Stadium, so will benefit from the many major events held at this great arena.

“We are really moving at a rapid pace in terms of pub expansions, and this will be the sixth new venue we have opened in 2018. We are still looking at a number of other potential sites across the UK and hope to open a couple more before the end of the year.”

The brewer opened its 15th Head of Steam venue in Birmingham on June 7.

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