Croeso Pubs Ltd, the South Wales pub chain which already runs six venues including The Philharmonic and Brewhouse in the Welsh capital, has added The Discovery in Lakeside to its portfolio.
The pub, formerly run by Knife and Fork Food Ltd, will undergo a £400,000 major refurbishment in January and will be run by the team behind The Philharmonic, Brewhouse, Retro, Blue Bell, Daffodil, and The Dock in Cardiff Bay.
The Discovery is the first ‘community pub’ that will be run by Croeso Pubs.
Craig Davies, Director of Croeso Pubs, said it’s an exciting acquisition: “When we heard the lease was up for sale in June we didn’t hesitate. It’s always been a popular gastropub for the locals and we look forward to welcoming visitors to sample some of the best locally-sourced food and drink.
“The Discovery will be opening seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will also show live sport. We can’t wait to welcome former regulars and new customers through the doors.”
Croeso Pubs Ltd has a great track history in breathing new life into venues. It took over the lease for The Philharmonic and reopened it in 2017 after a £1million refurbishment and turned it into Cardiff’s most popular nightspot. Croeso also took over former Brains pub 33 Windsor Place in December 2022 and reopened it as Daffodil, a food-led venue, that has gone from strength to strength, and whose Sunday roasts regularly sell out.
In January 2023, Croeso also added former Marston’s Brains pub The Dock in Cardiff Bay to its portfolio and in March, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of Cardiff’s best loved sport and live music venue, Brewhouse.
Fellow Croeso Director Simon Little added: “We are enjoying huge success at our establishments in central Cardiff and Cardiff Bay. The Discovery has huge potential to be a bustling community pub and it’s fantastic to add it to the Croeso pubs family.”
The bar will also be showing all major sports events with full Sky, Amazon, BT and Viaplay packages.