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Exhibition seeks memories of Cardiff's pubs

The Golden Cross in Cardiff city centre. Photo: Christopher Langley

The landmark pubs of Cardiff will be featured in a new exhibition, and the artist's seeking pub-goers' memories.

Works by Christopher Langley features past and present pubs like The Cow & Snuffers, The Vulcan, The Golden Cross, and The White Swan Hotel.

My aim is to tell the story of the pubs of the city in a historical and cultural context. So, it would be wonderful to find out more about their interesting histories or stories attached to them..

Cardiff’s pubs have been at the heart of the city’s life for centuries. As many pubs are closing or facing an uncertain future, it’s important that their role is recognised and documented.

– Christopher Langley, Artist
The Cow & Snuffers, Llandaff Credit: Christopher Langley

Did you know:

  • The Cow & Snuffers was originally called The Red Cow
  • Cardiff band The Future of the Left recorded their video for their single The Hope That House Built at The Vulcan
  • In 1849, The Golden Cross was called The Shields and Newcastle Tavern

The exhibition starts at Insole Court, Llandaff, on Saturday May 13.

Anyone with interesting information about the pubs featured in the exhibition can email Chris on