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The Bunch of Grapes

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Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
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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...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Top food!!

Visited last month after some recommendations.... Couldnt fault it. Food was great, staff were excellent. You've gained a regular!! Keep up the good work!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Geoffandjulie
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited last month after some recommendations.... Couldnt fault it. Food was great, staff were excellent. You've gained a regular!! Keep up the good work!!!

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Bad service. Or should I say No Service. Short staffed. NOT OUR FAULT. Only had our starter of bread and olive oil after over half hour waiting. And practically chasing the waiter../waitresses to get noticed, they ran around with downturns eyes hoping not to get stopped. At the time there was no apology or explanation given to us. Just avoidance.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A bit pricey (main meals start at £15), but really good quality food that's beautifully presented. All accompanied by a fantastic selection of real ales. I have to say that I didn't find the meals as satisfying as I would have wished as none of the dishes that our table ordered had either enough vegetables or sauce/jus/gravy, but it's undeniably... More 

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Aberbargoed, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went there for a family Sunday lunch, the choice of meals on the menu was fantastic Quality was outstanding, everything was cooked beautifully, not one of our party had any complaint at all, even the choice of real ales was brilliant, really enjoyed. The week day menu looks amazing also will be going back to try that. defiantly.

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Pontypridd
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Always try to keep The Bunch of Grapes for sneaky, escape dates with my husband. Always have special offer boards and a varied menu. Really lovely fpod .... LUSH in fact x

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I took my 89 year old parents here for our first visit today ,despite having lived in Ponty all their lives ! We were so impressed we booked to go back on the 1st of April to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary . The food was delicious ,pleasant surroundings and good service,Definately happy to recommend .

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Wales, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We eat here regularly but I felt I had to write this review as the Mothers Day lunch was lovely, the service excellent while the restaurant was extremely busy. We all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and a big thank you to Gareth for fitting us in.

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pontypridd
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A group of 4 of us eat last night. The presentation of the food was exceptional The taste and flavour of the food was some of the best I have had in South Wales and beyond. I will always choose quality over price and I would suggest that some of the other reviewers should try their local harvester if they... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had the pork burger, it was lush. Moist with a great bun and good, tasty, coleslaw. The chips were hand-made, there weren't many but they were chunky and yummy. Ordered a side of onion rings - again hand-made and perfectly done. They serve a wide-range of real ales and I had a lovely hoppy light-beer from Otley brewery just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food really isnt up to much despite the presentation and price. The only redeeming factor would be the good selection of real ales and cider. Dont come here to eat if you are either expecting value for your money or top quality cuisine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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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