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Join us for a Welsh Banquet, an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle.

Join us for a relaxed and informal evening where you can enjoy the best of Welsh entertainment, Welsh food and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts, who will entertain you with a selection of traditional and contemporary songs in both English and Welsh.

Hosted in our atmospheric, stone-vaulted 15th century Undercroft; this is a great value night at just £90.00 per person. Price including mead-tasting on arrival, a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine per person (or soft drinks) and all the entertainment.

  • 19:00 – Arrival
  • 19:30 – Dinner and entertainment
  • 22:00 – Dinner and entertainment to finish
  • 22:30 – Curfew
  • Dress code: informal casual wear

You won’t be able to resist joining in the hwyl*.



Leek & potato soup with Welsh rarebit croutons and micro herbs.
(Vegan, GF)


Chargrilled chicken supreme with roasted Welsh vegetables and lentil and spinach broth.
(GF, dairy-free)


Roasted Welsh root vegetables with lentil and spinach broth, served with wild rice.
(Vegan, GF, dairy-free)


Served with minted Pembrokeshire potatoes.
(Vegan, GF, dairy-free)


Welsh honey and blueberry cheesecake topped with Halen Mon salted caramel sauce.


Apple and elderflower crumble with lemon sorbet.
(Vegan, GF)


  • Monday – Thursday from January – November, subject to minimum numbers.
  • Weekend banquets may also be possible, please contact us and enquire.
  • Welsh Banquets are not held every night, therefore pre-booking is essential.


For the small additional charge of £6.00 per person, a tour of the Castle apartments can be arranged before the banquet begins (minimum numbers apply).

*Hwyl / noun (Welsh) – a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my banquet take place?

  • The Welsh Banquets are mainly hosted in the atmospheric, stone-vaulted 15th century Undercroft, however, other rooms in the Castle may be used on exceptionally busy evenings.

Can I take a tour of the Castle?

  • Tours of the Castle can be arranged before the banquet, at an additional cost of £6.00 per person. Please note that the tour will involve steps and lasts approximately 30 minutes. The tour route will vary depending on which rooms are available. If you would like to enjoy a full tour of the Castle, we are open daily from 9am with House Tours available from 10am.

What happens when I arrive?

  • Banquets start at 7.30pm, and we ask that you arrive no later than 7.15pm. If you are taking a tour of the Castle before the banquet you will be advised of your arrival time. Castle staff will be on hand to direct you when you arrive, and the banquet will then finish at approximately 10pm.

What should I wear?

  • The Welsh Banquet is a relaxed evening and we want you to be comfortable. We would suggest that smart casual wear is appropriate.

Where can I park?

  • The Castle is located in the city centre, with plenty of car parking available. The nearest NCP car park is on Quay Street, and there is on street parking around the civic centre. Further travel advice can be found on our website:

Is the banquet suitable for children?

  • We would recommend that the banquet is suitable for older children (aged 14 and over) although parental discretion should be used. Please note that children are served the same meal, and the same price would apply.

What is the menu?

  • There is a set 3 course menu included in the package, and we can cater for dietary requirements (including vegetarian options) with prior notice. A sample menu is provided above. You also get a mead tasting on arrival, and half a bottle of wine or soft drinks during the meal. Additional drinks are available to buy from the bar.

How do I book?

  • Banquets are held regularly and you can book by contacting us: 029 2087 8100, The cost is £90.00 per person and we will need a £20 deposit per person when you book, with full payment 7 days before your banquet. Pre-booking is essential as availability is limited.

Do you have disabled access?

  • The Undercroft is fullu accessible with disabled toilets located nearby. If you or anyone in your group has mobility issues, please let us know at the time of booking. Unfortunately, tours of the Castle are not accessible to wheelchairs.

What are the seating arrangements?

  • We have round tables, usually seating 10 guests to a table. As we like to keep things informal, there won’t be a seating plan but the Master of Ceremonies will call you through and let you know where you will be sitting. Depending on the number of guests, larger groups may be split, and if you are in a smaller party you may be asked to join another group.


Please fill in the form below to make an enquiry via email, alternatively, if you’d like to talk to a member of the team then please call us on 029 2087 8100 and we will be delighted to assist.



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