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The Bunch of Grapes

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Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
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Description: The Bunch of Grapes at Ynysangharad Road Pontypridd backs onto one of the...
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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    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT LUNCH

Went for lunch of graduation day. Had fab food good service and wonderful drinks, they even have a gin list! There was a good selection of lunch dishes, perhaps another veggie option would have been even better but everything was fresh, well presented and tasty. Desert was lovely and we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went last night with my family as we were looking for a nice pub meal Had probably the best meal we've ever had in South Wales - it was amazing Have lived in Doha for many years and eaten at many five star restaurants but the steak we had last night was simply the best. It's locally sourced from Brecon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

10 of us visited the Bunch of Grapes to celebrate my daughter's graduation from university and we had a really great evening. The waitress was very helpful and patient and brought our drinks order to the table on arrival. We all ordered our food which arrived at the table with nobody having to wait long for their meal. I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Had a family get together for a birthday Meal very nice and friendly staff Bit pricey and food not huge But tasty 😀

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Went for lunch of graduation day. Had fab food good service and wonderful drinks, they even have a gin list! There was a good selection of lunch dishes, perhaps another veggie option would have been even better but everything was fresh, well presented and tasty. Desert was lovely and we were happy, full and contended at the end of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went here to wish my twin sister a safe journey back to Canada, was very disappointed. Meals very small for the expense and what is essentially a pub meal. Food was dry and in some cases forgotten. We asked twice for drinks as we had been waiting a while with empty glasses, which at the end of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were recommended the Bunch of Grapes by a couple of guys we met at the first Ashes Test in Cardiff. After a long walk, we stumbled across it, an how glad we were. Having never tried Otley beer before, I was delighted at the quality and taste. If only my local sold it! We ordered food, and the Goan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great local pub good atmosphere and unusual real ales I recommend the Goan curry it is great the food is gastro pub food and a good selection of meals each day on a board If you are local you should go If you are not local you should go Just go great meal 😀

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Friday night meal, busy with a nice atmosphere. As usual the menu was inventive and tasty. Scallops with an Oxtail bonbon on a samphire puree,beautiful and tender char grilled Duck breast and toffee buttered carrots 😜

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Came for a meal with some family and thought it was too expensive for a little pub. Took a look at the menu but left without ordering anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went to BoG on Saturday with mu parents and it was lovely as usual. Amazing chips! I had the lentil burger (always have that) and my parents had fish and chips which they both loved. I love the general feel of the place, feels like you're in the countryside somewhere.

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Address: Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Rhondda Cynon Taf  >  Pontypridd
Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub

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  • Address: Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Rhondda Cynon Taf  >  Pontypridd

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  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub

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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