This traditional pub a stones throw from the Millennium Stadium is blessed with very friendly bar staff, attracting a lot of regulars, including office workers. It is very much a locals pub in the town centre.

It is decorated in cream and dark red, with a lot of boxing and football photographs on the walls, including a team photo of the 1905 Cardiff City team.

Becomes very lively in the small hours at weekends, and of course on match days.

CAMRA's Cardiff Pub of the Year 2012 and highly commended 2013.

21 Mar 2014 : I popped in again yesterday, curious as to why the pub is number one voted so far. I can kind of see why as it is an all-out traditional pub with Spartan facilities far removed from the more prevalent gastropub. This was a Thursday mid afternoon - I suspect that night time or on match days it is heaving.
Built in the 1880's as the Cattle Market Tavern. It was later renamed to the Dovers Arms, finally becoming the City Arms in 1905 in celebration of the new Cardiff status.

Allegedly haunted by a poltergeist.
 Opening timesFood times
Mon11amto11pmNoonto4pm
Tue11amto11pmNoonto4pm
Wed11amto11pmNoonto4pm
Thu11amto2amNoonto4pm
Fri11amto2amNoonto4pm
Sat11amto2amNoonto4pm
Sun

The City Arms is so far ranked joint 2nd with Pen And Wig
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JohnM
Sunday 7 May 2017
We're new to Cardiff, but this is our favorite pub so far. Great selection on tap, nice mix of customers.