He says: "As a regular pub goer in my younger years, I'd every now and then find myself in the Rummer
Tavern with some friends.
Tavern on Duke Street, Cardiff, which was also a popular drinking place in 1814
from 1800 shows very small traces of gilding - the cold gilding used on glass has frequently worn off over the years, as here.
Mr Melbourne, the proprietor of the nearby Rummer
Tavern, says that he will not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Tavern, Duke Street Peter's verdict: "A traditional pub.
The Globe, which has had several changes of name over the years, was 94 yards away while the Rummer
Tavern , which is still serving pints, was 113 yards away.
Inn opposite the castle opened 40 years before the Vulcan and comes complete with poltergeist in the cellar; the Old Arcade, one of the world's most famous rugby pubs, opened in 1844, the Goat Major, still the Bluebell for old-timers, in 1813.
The Llandoger Trow, the Hole in the Wall and the Rummer
are situated here.
Opposite Cardiff Castle, the Rummer
Tavern has an unmistakable black and white timber frontage, but this is no early 20th-century Brewers' Tudor pub but an older building that dates back to 1713.
Mr Roberts, 54, who lived in Llanwern Road, Ely, in 1996, said he would occasionally go for a drink with Pope and other work colleagues at city-centre pubs, including the Rummer
Tavern and Old Arcade.
How they met: Julie and Gavin met five years ago at the Rummer
Tavern, Duke Street, Cardiff.
BABY BAN: David Gates of the Rummer
Tavern, Cardiff, which has banned children and babies from its premises PICTURE: Richard Swingler