Opening Times

We're keeping our opening times under review. At present, you can join us for drinks as follows:

Thursday - Saturday 2.30 - 11.00 p.m.

From 6 April 2022, we'll be open Wednesdays too from 2.30, and probably earlier during the day.

Gin Blending Experiences will also be available by appointment from 6th April 2022.

Welcome to Bar 45

Tucked away behind Cardigan Castle, just off the High Street, in the west Wales market town of Cardigan/Aberteifi, you'll find Bar 45 - Cardigan's first - and only - gin bar!

Cardigan's gin bar, Bar 45, is an intimate, welcoming space perfect for enjoying a drink, whether you're on the way out for dinner or the cinema, or want to spend more time exploring our range of gins, locally bottled Welsh and specially selected wines. We also offer a selection of cocktails showcasing some of our gins.

We have a range of seating areas, from a cosy sofa by the fire, to bar stools round barrel top tables. Although booking isn't required, if you're planning to join us to celebrate a special occasion, you can reserve a table using our online booking system. We ask for a deposit in advance equivalent to the first round of drinks*.

Our locally distilled Welsh gins

As you'd expect from a gin bar owned by a distillery, In the Welsh Wind Distillery's full range of gins is available at Bar 45, 45 St Mary Street, Cardigan - In the Welsh Wind Signature Style and Palo Cortado cask-aged gin, and the Eccentric range of spirits.

We have a selection of mixers and signature botanical garnishes designed for each serve, and our team like nothing more than discussing what we have on offer to find your perfect G&T.

Gin Blending at Bar 45

Create a unique bottle of gin from a library of botanical distillates prepared by our distillers, and then create a cocktail with your gin all under the guidance of our experienced team. The experience is for 2 people and includes a welcome G&T, a tutored gin blending experience, cocktail and your 70cl bottle of gin to take home.

Events at Bar 45

We're putting together a calendar of carefully curated events throughout the year. These will make the most of the space we have available, including, when the weather allows, our secret courtyard garden - sheltered from the worst of the elements, this is a real 'hidden gem'. The events will be publicised through our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

*Bookings at Bar 45

Booking is not essential at Bar 45 but if you are planning to come along for a celebration or with a bigger party, you might choose to book space using our online booking system. We charge a small deposit equivalent to the first round of G&Ts for your party when you arrive.

If you're interested in hiring the venue for a private event, or for more information, please get in touch with us. You can email or call Bar 45 on 01239 920341 or the distillery on 01239 872300.