Old Brewery Quarter

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View of the Old Brewery Quarter, showing the old brewery clock on the redeveloped 1887 premises

The Old Brewery Quarter, also known simply as the Brewery Quarter, is a modern mixed-use development in the centre of Cardiff, Wales, on the site of the original Brains Brewery, with entrances on St. Mary's Street and Caroline Street. S. A. Brain bought the land in 1882 but the site was already known as the "Old Brewery",[1] the first such establishment on the site dating back to 1713.[2]

Brewery Quarter apartments on Caroline Street

Despite an expansion in the 1980s, the site became too small for the brewery,[3] and in 2003 Brains vacated the Old Brewery, which was redeveloped into the 85,000 sq ft (7,900 m2) "Old Brewery Quarter"; a Brains pub, the Yard Bar and Kitchen, remained on the site. It is a mixed development of 55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2) of leisure space around an open-air piazza in Cardiff’s growing city centre together, with 42 long-leasehold loft style apartments and penthouses and office space for small companies.

The development has attracted a range of bar and restaurant operators including Starbucks, Nandos, Thai Edge, Pancake House, La Tasca, and Chiquito.


  1. ^ "Site of first Brain's brewery, Cardiff". History Points. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Lesley Richmond; Alison Turton (1990). The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records. Manchester University Press. pp. 77–. ISBN 978-0-7190-3032-1. 
  3. ^ "End of an Era". S.A.Brain - Our Heritage. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 

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Coordinates: 51°28′43.18″N 3°10′37.64″W / 51.4786611°N 3.1771222°W / 51.4786611; -3.1771222