The Ancient
Society of
Est. 1637

Cardiff Country Meeting 2018

The 2018 Country Meeting will be in South Wales on Saturday 14th July, following the format of previous country meetings.


Peal attempts

1930 -    Supper in the "upstairs boardroom" of The Yard Bar & Kitchen in the Brewery Quarter, 42 St Mary Street CF10 1AD.


Peal attempts

1930 -    Supper on the balcony of Zero Degrees, 27 Westgate Street, CF10 1DD

The Junior Steward is coordinating peals these days. Please send expressions of interest to Swaz Apter (


Saturday is to be a quiet day of general ringing in Cardiff. There will be a short business meeting in the late afternoon with evening dinner at the Swalec Stadium in Sophia Gardens, close to the castle and city centre. This is the home of Glamorgan Cricket Club and the venue for internationals including the Ashes. The dining room has spectacular views of the ground and, if the weather is fine, the stadium is a pleasant riverside walk through parkland from the city centre hotels or from the Cathedral Road boutique hotels and guest houses.

1030 - 1130    Llandaff Cathedral
1200 - 1400    The Brewhouse and Kitchen in Sophia Gardens
1430 - 1530    St John's Cardiff
1545               Business Meeting in the church
1800 - 0100    Dinner at the Swalec Stadium in Sophia Gardens (meal at 1900)

It is practical to walk between these venues and the hotels or, if the weather is poor, local buses are £3.80 per day, or £1.00 per quick hop. Note that a senior bus pass from England is not accepted. There is plentiful free parking at the dinner venue.

The dinner menu is:

- Home dried tomato and mozzarella tart, with walnut and basil pesto
- Char grilled chicken breast in roast garlic and lemon marinade, spring onion and herb potato cake, wilted greens, vine roasted cherry tomatoes and salsa verde
- Chocolate and orange cheesecake, with orange sorbet and chocolate sauce
- Coffee with Welsh chocolates or cakes

Please notify names and any special dietary requirements to the secretary, Simon Meyer ( The cost is £32.50 per head payable as follows:
Bank: HSBC
Sort code: 40-02-44
Account: ASCY
Account No: 82104652