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Caradogs Restaurant

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Penderyn Road, Hirwaun, Aberdare CF44 9SX, Wales
+44 1685 813433
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Certain sides on the menu were not served. When asked we were told they had run out. Small portions and potatoes/chips extra. Food well cooked. Expensive.

Thank ralphy1680
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Very nice restaurant, set menu three courses at £22.50. Good choice, very tasty and well presented, just the right quantity. Pleasant staff.

1 Thank CT E
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Lovely smart resteraunt, great service and absolutely delicious food served quickly. Worth every penny!

1 Thank tjohnson82
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast, lunch and dinner here. Food of a good standard, typical British cuisine. Nice staff. However it won't blow your socks off.

1 Thank David J
Rhondda, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My wife and I decided to visit Caradogs Restaurant to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary as we had held our wedding day reception at the hotel. We arrived and my wife instantly noticed the food hygiene rating displayed in the window which showed a rating of only 2 out of 5. We entered the foyer and the reception desk where... More 

Thank julieanddaveWales
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch for very special 80th birthday. Even though we booked well in advance (9 months) we were told that we could not be accommodated until 14:15, we were then seated in the cold conservatory where there was no atmosphere. Asked what meats were available on the car very we were told 'beef, lamb, pork and chicken'!... More 

Thank Alud S
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stayed overnight at the Ty Newydd hotel and had booked a table in their Caradogs Restaurant. The restaurant is modern, clean and comfortable. The young waitress was very nice and helpful, and the three course meal we had was beautifully presented and delicious. Their wines are also very reasonably priced. A most enjoyable evening. We also had breakfast there... More 

1 Thank gilwernboy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Just a quick review of recent dealings with this restaurant.Intended to book a party of 20 family members for a birth day.Management requested a deposit(fair enough) but menu was not available and deposit would have to be paid anyway & menu would follow.Paid deposit(big mistake)& on seeing the menu realised why they wanted deposit upfront.The menu consisted of 3 choices... More 

1 Thank Rob T
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely delicious food. Service could have been a bit better but the staff were polite and friendly. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Dan A
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went as part of a group celebrating a family birthday. A couple of weeks before we went I was presented with the minimal menu which we had to select from as we were a party of 10+ All I can say is 'Hello, this is the 1970's and we'd like our menu back please!' When we arrived I asked... More 

1 Thank DevonMillieBrown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penderyn Road, Hirwaun, Aberdare CF44 9SX, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Rhondda Cynon Taff  >  Aberdare  >  Hirwaun
  • Phone Number: +44 1685 813433
Caradog's serves the best of Welsh local produce. The seasonal menu offers the finest dishes with ingredients from the Brecon and Neath Valley region.

We work with our local farmers, growers and purveyors to source outstanding quality products and incorporate these seasonal produce into our menus.

Using ingredients at their peak and preparing them with respect allows us to capture the essence of the season and bring it straight to your table.

The result is food that is honest, straightforward and pays homage to this outstanding part of Wales we are so privileged to call home.

Whether an intimate occasion, a celebration dinner or entertaining corporate guests, we will deliver the best hospitality experience!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?