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25th June 2018


Camerons brewery are delighted to announce their first The Head of Steam venue will open in Wales in Autumn 2018.  The site will open in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, as the brewer continues their expansion plan of their craft and cask pub brand.

The bar, located at the former Harvester site on Church Street, will become the brewers 16th site in the UK.   The new Head of Steam venue will include an eclectic selection of UK and world beers, featuring 19 lines with a selection of rotating craft keg, plus ten cask ale lines, with beers sourced from the local area as well as from brewers across the UK.  A range of premium cocktails, beer cocktails, wines, spirits and soft drinks complete the drinks range.

Food will be served daily and include a selection of traditional British pub classics with a contemporary twist, plus fresh artisan stone-baked pizzas, burgers, 12” hot dogs and new for 2018, ‘The Besler’ – a light bite and beer flight taster board.  The menu will also include selected dishes using beers on sale in the bar as ingredients, including the Full Head of Steam Burger (made with the brewers Röad Crew beer).

Chris Soley, chief executive at Camerons Brewery, said “Cardiff is a wonderful city and we have been looking to find a suitable location for a The Head of Steam venue here for some time.  We are delighted to have found a venue right in the heart of the city and we feel our range of beers and foods will complement the fantastic array of pubs and bars in the area.  The pub is situated close to the Principality Stadium so will benefit from the many major events held at this great arena”

Chris said.   “We are really moving at a rapid pace in terms of pub expansions and this will be the sixth new venue we have opened in 2018.  We are still looking at a number of other potential sites across the UK and hope to open a couple more before the end of the year” Chris added.   The brewer opened its 15th The Head of Steam venue in Birmingham on the 7th June.   If you’re interested in working at The Head of Steam, please view our latest vacancies at

ENDS   Notes to Editors: Camerons Brewery Ltd is one of the largest private breweries in the UK, with the capacity to produce more than 1 million hectolitres of beer annually.   Formed in 2002, following its purchase by businessman David Soley, the company’s origins date back to 1865 when John William Cameron was engaged to run the original brewery.Camerons is headquartered in Hartlepool at the historic Lion Brewery site, which was built in 1892, and its Visitor Centre is located nearby on the site of the former Stranton pub – one of the town’s oldest pubs.

As well as brewing its own high quality beers and lagers, including its flagship beer, Strongarm, a well-rounded 4.0% ABV ruby red ale and new Motörhead collaboration brew Röad Crew APA, Camerons is a major contract brewer for the likes of Heineken and Carlsberg, as well as other major multinational companies.

In addition to its core brewing operation, Camerons possesses a growing retail pub estate of more than 70 venues – ranging from community pubs and city centre venues, to restaurant and accommodation-based outlets. This includes the popular The Head of Steam brand, which the firm acquired in 2014 and seven new venues purchased from Leeds Brewery in July 2016


Picture 1: The Head of Steam logo

Picture 2: Camerons Brewery logo

Picture 3: Artists impression of the new venue in Cardiff

Picture 4: Internal image from The Head of Steam Leicester

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