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The Bunch of Grapes

Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
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Ranked #15 of 62 restaurants in Pontypridd
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Drink choice is very good craft beers and ciders and Otley brewery makes ales on the premises. The daily baked bread on premises is fab with the mixed olives. I only go here for a drink nowadays because the food is somewhat hit and miss and I have been disappointed 2 out of 3 occasions I have eaten here. The... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Bunch is my first choice of local restaurant as it always has a good, interesting menu with something for everything and they use locally grown produce so the menu usually reflects what's in season. Portion size is generous, two courses is usually enough. They also have a good selection of drinks, including local beers, ales and cider depending on... More

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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband had read about The Bunch of Grapes and said that we should try it. Last Monday we were on our way back to Hay from Cardiff. Perfect. Such a wonderful place in, what I would call, an unlikely area. Down a no through road and, when we went, no pub sign or logo on he front of the... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Never been here before but booked for Sunday lunch for family celebration. So glad we did, huge portions but the quality was excellent. Two different cuts of beef one cooked medium the other well done to suit your preference. Other family members had excellent lamb and roast chicken.Restaurant was light and airy and service was very willing and helpful. Only... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Been meaning to go here for the last 12 years! First time tonight, loved the place! Felt so relaxed, we all really enjoyed the meal and service, cracking place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Would definately recommend this pub for a warm friendly atmosphere. fantastic selection of ales wines and locally sourced foods. All staff very welcoming and an overall relaxing night out. Thanks all Sarah and Neil xx

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Wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

For a long time we have looking for a great pub with even better food locally to enjoy together or with friends and family. This has been a lot harder than you would think sadly. Then a review in the local press highlighted the bunch of grapes that was only 5 miles from home hence a visit was booked in!... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place is fab! Traditional Welsh cuisine with an alla carte French twist. Beautiful pub/ restaurant feels like your in Brecon or something. The food is divine so although on the pricier end it is worth every penny. Such a lovely atmosphere too. I always come here for a special occasion because the food really is superior

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have lived around the corner from this gastro pub for almost a year and finally booked a table with a couple of friends. When we arrived, the pub looked rather inconspicuous but once inside we like the traditional feel of the place. It was welcoming and full of character. We were immediately seated and offered drinks. There were no... More

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cardiff
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We haven't eaten at the Bunch of Grapes for a long time as we felt not only were the meals becoming overpriced but the menu was a little too adventurous for our tastes. However, we thought we'd try Sunday lunch and we were't disappointed. The meat was superb and the vegetables all complemented a traditional Sunday roast (no beetroot mas... More

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