A Cardiff Bay pub has been asked to take down an Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party poster by its owners after the image sparked calls for a boycott.

The Packet, one of the longest-standing pubs in Cardiff, caused a backlash after images showed posters supporting the party appeared in their windows.

Dozens of people said they'd never visit the pub again after the apparent show of support for the party, which wants to get rid of the Senedd.

Now, the operator of the pub confirmed they have asked the licensee to remove the posters.

After an image of the poster was shared on Twitter on Thursday dozens hit out at the move with some calling for a boycott of the pub a short walking distance from the Senedd.

The pub is a favourite of Senedd staff, with Bethan Sayed MS tweeting: "Lots of Senedd staff went there. Never will again."

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Another added: "What an idiotic decision that is to put those up. That’s most of their business gone. Won’t catch me in there again."

One added "won’t ever go there again" while another person on Twitter said, "shame. Used to like that pub. Will never cross the threshold again".

The pub describes itself on Facebook as "friendly" and "one of the last remaining traditional pubs left in Cardiff Bay".

The Abolish party has sparked controversy several times ahead of the Senedd election, including when one candidate called Black Lives Matter a hate group and defended golliwogs and another who accused of sending an "appalling" tweet to Plaid Cymru politician Leanne Wood.

The party recently released their manifesto ahead of the election in May. The seven-page document opens by promising the party has "one policy" - predictably, to abolish the Welsh Assembly, now known as the Senedd.

"We should be one United Kingdom again, with one UK government".

But it goes on to say it would repeal the minimum alcohol pricing ban, return taxation powers to the UK Government and use money from charging for prescriptions to "help the NHS recover from Covid".

It wants "fewer public sector jobs to be reserved for Welsh speakers". You can read more here.

The Packet is named after the packet ships that carried mail to and from British outposts and has been a part of the docks’ history since 1864.

Although the docks are now unrecognisable, The Packet is one of the few remaining institutions from that time when the area bustled with trade.

Apparently, there’s an unwritten rule that if a sailor is in the venue when the tide is out they should be given free lodging for the night. You can read more about how other Cardiff pubs got their names here.

On Tuesday the pub's operators Marston's confirmed they had already asked the licensee to remove the posters.

The Packet has been approached for comment.