Big Wriggle congrats to The Grange pub in Grangetown, which has just been named as the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA)'s Cardiff pub of the year.

This delightful boozer was brought back to life in March 2017 by the owners of The Lansdowne pub and Milkwood restaurant, after being left derelict for a period of 18 months. In its first year back in business, it has employed 15 people, served over 4,000 Sunday roasts and poured countless pints of real ale from some of Wales’ best independent breweries, and now has scooped this year’s coveted CAMRA accolade. 

Success runs in the family it seems, as last year's winner of the same award was The Grange’s sister pub, The Lansdowne in Canton, which opened in 2012. 

Dai Dearden, Manager of The Grange, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have received recognition by CAMRA in our first year. A lot of hard work has gone into restoring The Grange and this is credit to our brilliant staff and customers."

CAMRA is a campaign which aims to ensure that everyone has access to quality real ale, ciders and perries - they also work to keep pubs and clubs thriving in every community. To win this prestigious award, pubs are nominated by CAMRA members and chosen by a panel of ale-boffin CAMRA judges (tough gig).

Brian Francis of CAMRA Cardiff said: “The Grange has been turnaround from a rundown pub with a limited selection of beers to an independent, inspired pub that champions real ales. They stood out as winners this year as this is a great achievement in just one year of business."

Now if you'll excuse us, we're off for a pint. 

Published -5th April 2018