Brewing Up History at the Vulcan Hotel

Brewing Up History at the Vulcan Hotel

We're incredibly pleased to announce that our beers are in the St Fagans' Museum of National History as part of their restoration of The Vulcan Hotel!

The Vulcan Hotel was first registered as an ‘ale house’ in 1853 to serve the mainly Irish community of what was then called Newtown. During its long history it saw major changes as Cardiff grew to become an industrial powerhouse and then the nation’s capital, finally closing its doors for the last time in 2012. Following a campaign to save it from demolition, the owners of The Vulcan Hotel formally offered the building to Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales in 2012. Amgueddfa Cymru’s historic building team then dismantled the famous Cardiff landmark brick by brick before moving it to St Fagans.

The Vulcan Hotel has been restored as it was in 1915, an important year for the pub. At this time, it had just undergone a major refurbishment that saw the distinctive green and brown tiles added to the frontage, as well as a redesign of its interior. Now open to the public, The Vulcan is serving two exclusive Glamorgan beers - Vulcan Pale & Vulcan Ale - which have designed, developed and produced by our team at the brewery. Visitors can pre-book a table in the pub ahead of thir visit and pre-order a beer flight containing a third pint of three beers, including our beers.

Ahead of opening, Jane Richardson, Chief Executive at Amgueddfa Cymru said:

“St Fagans National Museum of History is an award-winning museum, and we welcome over 500,000 visitors annually. The Vulcan Hotel is a significant addition to the collection as it allows us to tell the story of Newtown and the Irish diaspora who lived there. Visitors to the pub will be able to experience what life was like in 1915 and we look forward to welcoming the first customers in May. I am also looking forward to raising a glass to celebrate and visitors will be able to enjoy a drink of our Vulcan beer on site.”

We'll see you at the bar!



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