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Carpenters Arms

Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
+44 1291 672621
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

This place certainly does have a lot of charm. Lovely location and from what I could see, a lovely outside area. Looking around the place, I got the impression that it would be a lovely place for a couple as long as you were not...More

1  Thank BallouBear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, lovely staff and good atmosphere. Little way out from the main roads but definitely worth it!

Thank melaver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Carpenters and ate from the 2 courses lunchtime menu. The ambience was warm and inviting with very hospitable staff. The food was excellent, delicious and well presented and very good value for money. We'll definitely be visiting again.

Thank col432
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We went here last Saturday and the food was very good. There were 4 of us and every steak was cooked perfectly. Quality of the food was great. We have been before and the sauteed potatoes are not what we are used to getting elsewhere...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

recently had a dinner and a lunch at the Carpenters, good food at a reasonable prices good variety for dinner and an OK lunch menu a nice atmosphere when not full , might be a bit small for big groups

Thank robertjA8653EO
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Paid restaurant prices for mediocre pub food. 'Thai Fish Cakes' were very bland with no Thai spice flavour, allegedly made on the premises. Stroganoff appeared to have been microwaved as the dish wasn't heated consistently and hot enough. Mussels were tough, vegetables soggy and overcooked....More

3  Thank exitpath
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying nearby and went on trip advisor to discover the carpenters arms. We were welcomed as soon as we entered the building and after ordering our drinks were taken to our table in the lovely new restaurant. As we had four children ageing...More

Thank indahtenerife
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were greeted with a smile by a lovely young lady and offered a choice of tables. We chose the room down the steps , a mixed surprise of pink plush velvet covered chairs more in keeping with an Indian Restaurant not a lovely old...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went for an early evening meal on a night when around 17 people were expected for a celebration meal and so we needed to order around 6.30pm. Despite that we were treated as valued customers and didn't feel rushed at any point. Each meal...More

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

So disappointed with the service and food last night. No decent wine glasses , pre ordered food late being served, red cabbage with everything, side dishes for 11 served in to large dishes, sauté potatoes looked like roasted new potatoes, not asked if everything ok...More

4  Thank Red056
matt h, Owner at Carpenters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Matt here, Carpenters Arms owner, I feel compelled to respond on behalf of my team. Before I start by addressing your complaints, I must point out that we have had numerous apologies from the actual party that you were with, for your behaviour and manner....More

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Questions & Answers
3 April 2016|
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Response from paul007hale | Reviewed this property |
The website has some sample menus, but they change regularly. Have a look at the menu page on thecarpenterscoedypaen
3 June 2015|
Response from welshmum77 | Reviewed this property |
honestly we were very dissapointed with our experience. I find his replies to people criticism very condescending to be honest but i didnt get to meet 'Matt' when we visited the carpenters. The place itself is lovely...but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1291 672621
Privately owned and run for the last 9 years. We buy all our ingredients as locally as possible. We make all of our dishes in house, including desserts!As well as great pub food, we also have a huge selection of fresh meats and fish.We can cater for parties up to 100 in our function room,(200 if you would like to book the whole pub)We have a civil marriage licence and have a great deal of wedding experience, and can help plan your perfect day. We tailor make each day to suit your needs and budget.We also cater and host all family functions such as birthdays, christenings and wakes.We'll always do our very best to help so please drop in or give us a call.
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