The Bear Shop Cardiff
On the 1st July 2010 Havana House Windsor bought The Bear Shop in Cardiff.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales with a population of 325,000 people and since the 1990’s the city has seen significant development with a new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay which contains the Senedid building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex.
The Bear Shop Cardiff was founded in 1870 by William Arthur Lewis. After his death in 1928, controls were passed onto his daughter Winifred and her husband Harold Darbey. The shop stayed in the Darbey family until 2000 when it was bought by A.E.Lloyd & Sons Ltd and subsequently acquired by Paul Gilmour of Shave & Coster, Reading in 2007.
The Big Bear known as Bruno was bought by W.A. Lewis and stood in the shop at 84, St. Mary Street from about 1900 until he moved in 1990 to the Wyndham Arcade where he resides today. He is reputed to be 200 years old.
For 140 years this business has served the smokers of Cardiff and far beyond. The Bear Shop stocks one of the largest ranges of pipe and rolling tobaccos in the UK, not only online, but in store too for the customer to see and have a smell before they buy. It is the largest tobacconist in Wales and now boosts an incredible range of cigars from all over the world which are all beautifully displayed in our spacious cigar room. We now carry the Cuban Limited Editions, Regional Editions and the Cohiba Behikes.
Our array of products also include an elite range of Gentleman’s gifts such as shaving sets and shaving products, hip flasks, lighters, tankers and old-fashioned games to name a few.
Havana House prides itself on service and knowledge and this is what we have brought to The Bear Shop. Being the only tobacconist is South Wales we look forward to its continued success.[ezcol_1quarter]
Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 5.15pm
Telephone: + 44 (0)29 2023 3443
Havana House “The Bear Shop”,
12/14 Wyndham Arcade,