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The Bunch of Grapes

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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40 Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd CF37 4DA, Wales
+44 1443 402934
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the food the chef makes for the bar meals and the restaurant For myself and the wife it's better than any Cardiff restaurant and on par with The Hardwicke and Walnut tree restaurants at Abergavenny but nearer for us. Ate in Restaurant last night and all was good,however I have just one bugbear I know that good food... More 

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Thank Gudfort
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here at luchtime and evenings and the food has always been of an excellent standard freshly prepared

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Thank carolandallen
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this pub, it was booked another family member, I expected it to be a little classier than it was, and pleased I didn't dress too OTT. The pub was very busy, we bought some drinks and waiting about 10 minutes to be seated. The menu had plenty of choice, pretty much to suit all tastes, it offered... More 

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Thank Aelodnewydd
Swansea
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for my son's birthday after he checked out reviews. It was really busy mid Sunday afternoon and we hadn't booked. They didn't have any free tables so we decided to sit in the bar on the only free table and have one drink before moving on. The atmosphere was lovely with the warmth of real fire radiating toward us.... More 

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Thank LeahSwansea
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I and a colleague stopped here on a recommendation for a light lunch when we were in the area. We both had club sandwiches which were excellent with freshly cooked ingredients. There was an extensive range of draught beers, the one I chose, with the lowest ABV, was very good. The pub was not that full, it was a Monday,... More 

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Thank Philip A
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a very varied Lunch Menu,went twice six months apart more or less same menu.I expected better. Had a dessert on first visit that was excellent

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1 Thank Elaine L
Wales
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here twice over the last month or so, once in the bar and once in the restaurant. I can't work out whether the restaurant is pretentious, or whether posh food just doesn't suit me. The food was really tasty, but there's not much of it. Good job I was on a diet otherwise I'd have been really disappointed.... More 

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Thank mikeplonk
South Wales
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got around to eating here after hearing several friends recommendations. It didn't disappoint. Not what you would expect as you turn off the road to it - but once inside a pleasant surprise. Ambience was lovely, restaurant decor and seating nice. Well lit and not cramped. Menu ( see photo) a little different. We chose the steak which was... More 

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Thank Gricey61
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Lunch on a Wed so no high expectations. Just as well really. My Goan beef from the specials board was hot and tasty but could have had more sauce (no mango chutney available?) My wife's fish & chips was a plateful but the batter tasted oily. However the dessert was exceptional and brought my overall score to three stars. It... More 

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Thank Paul-Gwyn
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for a bar meal on Saturday after a golf round. Had sold out of most dishes as it was 17.30 and they stop bar meals at 6.30. I have been there before and had a better meal than the one we had. Fish n chips was about all that was left. 10 quid for the pleasure fish was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd CF37 4DA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Rhondda Cynon Taff  >  Pontypridd
  • Phone Number: +44 1443 402934
Description
The Bunch of Grapes at Ynysangharad Road Pontypridd backs onto one of the last few remnants of the Glamorganshire Canal which was constructed in 1792.

Built circa 1800 to satisfy the thirst of the hot forge masters who were making all the heavy anchor chains for the British Navy and all the passing canal workers on their way with to Cardiff with full loads of Coal and Iron Ore, business was brisk with male dominated ale consumption. This trend continued to well into the mid 1900's. It is rumoured that when Isombard Kingdom Brunel came to visit the Chainworks he was so impressed with what he saw and on securing the deal to supply him he celebrated with an ale in the Bunch of Grapes.

Now tastefully and sympathetically refurbished the Bunch of Grapes offers a warm relaxed atmosphere both in the public bar and the restaurant where the emphasis is on quality, locally sourced foods, ales and ciders.

The Bunch of Grapes at Ynysangharad Road Pontypridd backs onto one of the last few remnants of the Glamorganshire Canal which was constructed in 1792.

Built circa 1800 to satisfy the thirst of the hot forge masters who were making all the heavy anchor chains for the British Navy and all the passing canal workers on their way with to Cardiff with full loads of Coal and Iron Ore, business was brisk with male dominated ale consumption. This trend continued to well into the mid 1900's. It is rumoured that when Isombard Kingdom Brunel came to visit the Chainworks he was so impressed with what he saw and on securing the deal to supply him he celebrated with an ale in the Bunch of Grapes.

Now tastefully and sympathetically refurbished the Bunch of Grapes offers a warm relaxed atmosphere both in the public bar and the restaurant where the emphasis is on quality, locally sourced foods, ales and ciders.

The Bunch of Grapes at Ynysangharad Road Pontypridd backs onto one of the last few remnants of the Glamorganshire Canal which was constructed in 1792.

Built circa 1800 to satisfy the thirst of the hot forge masters who were making all the heavy anchor chains for the British Navy and all the passing canal workers on their way with to Cardiff with full loads of Coal and Iron Ore, business was brisk with male dominated ale consumption. This trend continued to well into the mid 1900's. It is rumoured that when Isombard Kingdom Brunel came to visit the Chainworks he was so impressed with what he saw and on securing the deal to supply him he celebrated with an ale in the Bunch of Grapes.

Now tastefully and sympathetically refurbished the Bunch of Grapes offers a warm relaxed atmosphere both in the public bar and the restaurant where the emphasis is on quality, locally sourced foods, ales and ciders.

Built circa 1800, locally sourced food, ales and beers. Public abr and restaurant. Family friendly.

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