Friday, 15 April 2011

Wetherspoon’s Curry Club

Prior to the Jonathan Powell album launch at Clwb Ifor Bach last night, we decided to eat on Womanby Street, Cardiff. Disappointingly, the club’s sister bar Y Fuwch Goch no longer serves Pieminister Pies, so we went through the back doors of Wetherspoon’s The Gatekeeper, because Thursday night is their Curry Club night.

Wetherspoon's do around ten different curries and two luxury curries on Curry Club night, with a 5-star rating as to hotness (curry plus drink £5.99). I had Lamb Rhogan Josh, with a pint of Hoppy Otter (a guest ale from the Otter Brewery in Devon). My partner had Chicken Bhuna with a Thatcher’s Gold cider. My partner’s was the better of the two curries – serves me right for choosing the more boring option.

Good on J.D. Wetherspoon’s for furthering the British pub curry tradition. The names of the other Wetherspoon’s pubs in Cardiff are: The Crockerton (Greyfriars Road), The Prince of Wales (St Mary Street), The Great Western (St Mary Street), The Central Bar (Windsor Place), The Ernest Willows (City Road), The Ivor Davies (Cowbridge Road East) and The Aneurin Bevan (Caerphilly Road).

We had previously seen Jonathan Powell at last year’s Green Man Festival, where he bravely soldiered on despite losing his voice. He was in fine voice last night. Look out for my review on

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