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Public House, free entry

Cardinals Hat

Cardinals Hat


31 Friar St,

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Situated in the ancient heart of the city, the Cardinal's Hat is Worcester's oldest inn and thus has plenty of experience when it comes to pleasing hungry and thirsty visitors over the years.

Long-considered a local landmark, this historic watering hole is now a labour of love of local food, drink, live music and traditional pub culture where fine wines, well-kept craft & cask ales and Continental beers are served with pride and satisfaction.

With its imposing red brick façade and stunning location in Friar Street, the Cardinal's hat is a handsome example of an English city pub. Three storey’s high and oozing with charm this independent free house - which originally hails back to the fourteenth century - is the perfect place to meet family, friends and colleagues.

With over 30 years in the pub trade Nigel, Sadie and the team will make sure you feel welcome. Whether passing by for a quick pint or settling in for a leisurely platter of the region's finest fare, or stopping to sup a cool draught Wye Valley HPA, the Cardinal's Hat has something for everyone.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)English Heritage PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Dogs accepted

Opening details

Monday 4pm - 11pm
Tuesday - Thursday 12pm -11pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm-11.30pm
Sunday 12pm -10.30pm


Free entry



See location of The Cardinal's Hat on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 851545  Lat: 52.18937 Long: -2.21860

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Worcester Foregate Street station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted