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The Halfway House

Upper Gelligroes | Blackwood, NP12 2HT, Blackwood NP12 2HT , Wales
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I attended with a party of friends. The décor is great and the whole place has a great family feel to it. But then it goes down hill. The food served was fine but the service was poor. We had pre-ordered but we were not served together. The place was quite full and meals seemed to be arriving for everyone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited tonight in a party of 30 for a 50th birthday. Due to large party expected delays and some mistakes. All went well until waitresses served the wrong steaks to the wrong people resulting in a domino effect of wrong meals and some people ending up without and having to wait for fresh to be cooked. Again, due to large... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Been to the Halfway numerous times now for a quick meal early evening, Friday & Saturday evenings on our own or Sunday's all together with all the family - always great service, meal and atmosphere a lovely setting and great pub environment that can be as formal or informal as reqd for the occasion - food and drink always wonderful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We had pre booked a table for a friends surprise birthday meal. Upon arrival the lady behind the bar was pleasant and told us where the table was. The younger waitress came and took our orders for starters and main. After waiting 50 mins I went to ask if the starters would be long, it then took another 10 mins... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Having booked for a 3-day stay in September I was surprised to note that the full cost had been taken from my credit card in August, a full month before my visit. The inn was advised in advance of our health issues but there was neither a response nor was this taken into account when we arrived. We were, therefore,... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Booked a meal for me and my partner here a few weeks ago - upon arrival; in a relatively quiet restaurant with lots of free tables we were seated next to what I can only assume we're the remainders of an earlier function where there were men banging on the table drunk and shouting very loud - along with a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Been to the Halfway House for husband's birthday. Very rare event to go out without whole family in tow, so decided to go local to be near at hand, even booked a taxi! We know how to live! Waited over an hour for our starter, waitress apologised that she had put our order in her pocket instead of giving it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited this great pub last week with my twin brother and our partners. The food was excellent and would definitely return for another go at some delicious food. I myself had a jack stack starter and followed by the venison 10/10 guys loved it. Just one small criticism check everything is on the menu as my husband was a bit... More 

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Cwmbran Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Booked in one night stop due to wedding in area. Glad we did, little gem of a place, room good size, very clean and mixture of old fashioned with plenty of real wood and modern bathroom. You could smell the wood polish as you entered the room, lovely. Separate entrance to pub so could come and go at any time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This part of Wales lags behind most of the rest of the UK in most pubs being old fashioned (not in the good way) serving largely unhomemade food in big portions at surprisingly high prices. Halfway House wasn't perfect but it was above average for the area, even if that lags behind the rest of the UK. Some efforts had... More 

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