The Staff Club in Cardiff

The Glamorgan County Council Staff Club was a pub on Westgate street in the city centre of Cardiff. It was in that old red brick corner building just in front of the Millennium Stadium. It was frequented mainly by the employees of the county council. We called it simply the Staff Club. You could go there anytime and always see one or more familiar faces. A special place and a second home for many of its patrons.

The pub was suddenly closed down in October 2007 after almost 50 years of operation. At that time, the club was selected by the Cardiff branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) as the club of the year and had about 6000 members, the vast majority employees and ex-employees of the city council. All attempts and hopes to reopen it failed and in the end of 2008, a year from its closure, the building was sold to a company that planned to open a trendy club or music venue there.

In 2012 the place reopened finally and now it hosts a modern fashionable bar.