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Chapel 1877

Chapel 1877Cardiff

Cardiff is well known for having a deep history; in particular, its religious past is most interesting. With the arrival of the industrial revolution and the coal industry, the city underwent massive expansion.

Built in 1877 and known as Pembroke Terrace Chapel, the architecture, designed by a young architect from Penarth, Henry C. Harris, was a complete breakaway from Welsh non-conformist custom.
The Chapel features strong elements of French gothic architecture, with its robust towers flanked by octagonal turrets at the front and semi-cylindrical stair towers rising from the basement. Its whole design was one daring for its time, with its interior of red brick walls, with cream and black diaper work. All of this, along with swapping the plain rectangle and using a capital T plan, resulted in the design being featured at the Royal Academy the following year.

Like many other places of worship, membership fell after the Second World War and the buildings went into decline with congregations merging together. Pembroke Terrace Chapel was rescued for use as an office by architects in 1983 but following their departure the building itself began to deteriorate.

That all changed when we adopted this forgotten treasure. Owner David Bevan bought the 19th Century gothic chapel in 2008, and, with decades of experience in building and revamping pubs, was the ideal candidate to sympathetically refurbish the Grade II listed building. David took the time to complete the work to a very high standard – he scraped back the plaster to reveal intricate brickwork, made features out of the huge glass arches, retaining the original beauty and sourcing two giant antique chandeliers.
It can once again be appreciated for its remarkable architecture and all from the comfort of a dining chair with a bottle of wine.

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1. Must call to book in advance (no online bookings)
2. 48 hours cancellation policy
3. Not valid on special event dates (e.g. graduation, concert nights etc)
4. Valid for use all day Monday – Thursday 12pm – 9pm, Sundays 12 – 4pm in the bar or the restaurant
5. Not valid on Fridays & Saturdays
6. Excludes Promotional lunch offers (love lunch & Express lunch)
7. Voucher must be fully used in one visit, no change given
8. Alcohol excluded and must be paid for separately
9. Vouchers Valid until Friday 30th September 2016
10. Maximum of 1 Voucher per 4 guests

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Chapel 1877

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The Chapel features strong elements of French gothic architecture, with its robust towers flanked by octagonal turrets.

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