Brains – Wales largest brewer and pub operator – is set to open the UK’s first underwater pub in Cardiff Bay.
Aqua Nova will be situated five metres below the surface and accessed via a jetty, located a short water taxi ride from its sister pub, the Brains-owned Terra Nova. With panoramic views of the Bay, the aquarium style venue will offer customers a once in a lifetime experience.
Bruce Newman, head of marketing at Brains, said: "Customers are always looking for something new and different. Aqua Nova won’t disappoint. As well as a great range of beers, such as Brains’ All at Sea IPA, customers can also look forward to a fresh seafood menu, including Cardiff Bay fish of the day."
Head of UK Naval Technologies, Captain Burt Sye, has been working closely with Brains, supervising the development. He added: "This is a complex but revolutionary project and one that is sure to be popular with the British pub goers."
Work is due to start next month and it is expected that the bar will be open in the summer of 2015.
In the meantime, Brains is looking for volunteers to be the first to test its beers underwater to ensure they’re unaffected by changes in pressure. Volunteers will wear specially adapted dive suits, allowing them to sip a pint below sea level. For more details, and to sign up, call Brains on 029 2040 2060, quoting ‘Aqua Nova’.
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