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Hermon Close (Dowlais), Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3DP, Wales
01685 722986
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I have to say it always a pleasure to visit the Bessemer. The carvers is always outstanding. The service is excellent, staff or so friendly and welcoming. The only downfall and sometimes it's a big issue as it makes it uncomfortable is the heat. No matter where you are a seated it is roasting in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have to say it always a pleasure to visit the Bessemer. The carvers is always outstanding. The service is excellent, staff or so friendly and welcoming. The only downfall and sometimes it's a big issue as it makes it uncomfortable is the heat. No matter where you are a seated it is roasting in there, this really needs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted somewhere reasonably local to us where we could have a tasty sunday lunch. A work colleague had recommended this carvery about 3 years ago but we never got around to going. I also read the reviews on here and the majority of them were very good. And so today we decided to give it a try. What we... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just witnessed the manageress of the Bessemer at the local Londis in Dowlais buying Youngs frozen fish shop fish. She claimed they had people wanting fish and they were out, so she bought this for £2.50 on offer. Makes you bloody wonder eh? That is wrong on so many levels, and after that, what else are they cutting corners with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

So... where to start?! Me &my friends booked to go to the Bessemer today for a carvery. Our one friend brought her newborn son. Upon arriving, we were about to be seated when one waitress rudely spoke over us "they have a massive pram. They can't sit there". The pram wasn't massive and it would have fitted. They told us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Been here several times and the carvery is right up there with the best. Only let down is having to book well in advance - but I suppose that is the sign of a very good restaurant

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

been here on loads of occasions and food spot on every time very friendly staff and bar staff very good and smartly dressed in uniform it gives that professional look we always had lovely meals give it go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This has to be my favourite carvery. It is delicious and they are known for their humongous Yorkshire puddings. The only downfall is that sometime it can be extremely busy and the queue for the carvery can be a long wait but as long as your not ridiculously impatient then you'll be fine. Other than that there are no faults... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Been here several times in the last year Its got great food and service and a great price for a family Its great with families and kids too :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a Hotel, at the top of Merthyr, called Dowlas. Great food, and at a price that will not break the bank. The carvery, has 3 meats, eg beef, pork, turkey, and all the veg you can eat. Sunday lunch you will have to book your table. The Hotel is clean and gives good value for money. All in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have been to the Bessemer many times whether for a function , just for a meal or indeed both.I can recommend it for both.The bar does get a bit crowded with people waiting for their meals but the carvery is excellent. I have attended both weddings and engagements there and it got to be the top spot in merthyr... More 

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Address: Hermon Close (Dowlais), Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3DP, Wales
Phone Number: 01685 722986
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil County  >  Merthyr Tydfil
Cuisine: British

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  • Address: Hermon Close (Dowlais), Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3DP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil County  >  Merthyr Tydfil
  • Phone Number: 01685 722986

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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