New bar is on track for city opening
A NEW railway-themed craft beer bar is set to launch in Cardiff later this month.
The Head of Steam will open its doors on Tuesday, October 30, and will replace the former Harvester on Church Street in the city centre.
Part of a chain operated by the Hartlepool-based Cameron’s Brewery and spread across the north of England, the bar will feature ales from all over the UK and around the world, with 45 cask and keg lines – including the wares of homegrown breweries such as Pipes Beer, Bluestone Brewery, The Treforrest Brewery & Vog Brewery.
It will also serve premium cocktails, beer cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Food will be “traditional British pub classics with a contemporary twist”, including pizza and 4oz beer-infused beef and chilli burgers topped with chilli jam, guacamole and nachos.
The venue will be next to the recentlyopened Beelzebubs.
It’s another new venue for Church Street, which is also due to get a muchanticipated branch of acclaimed Vietnamese restaurant Pho early next year.
The bar, which mixes old train ephemera and neon beer signs, will create more than 30 job opportunities for the city, including bar staff, chefs and management positions.
“We are really excited to bring the Head of Steam to Cardiff, this will be our first venue in Wales, and we feel it is ideally located in this brilliant city, so it should be a real success,” says director Jim Bentley.
“We have launched a number of venues across the UK this year already and we really love to embrace the locations we move in to by hosting local breweries and taking inspiration from the local history for our decor.
“Our aim is for the venue is to go back to basics and make this to be a place for everyone – even dogs are welcome.”
The Head of Steam in Birmingham – now one is due to open in Cardiff