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The Bunch of Grapes

Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
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Ranked #11 of 69 Restaurants in Pontypridd
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Have been to the bunch many times before and can honestly say how well prepared the food is here. Prices reflex in the quality. Never had issues. Would 100% recommend.

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Cardiff, Wales
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited the Bunch of Grapes a year ago with two friends as I was going to see a concert in Pontypridd and really enjoyed it. Although it was a bit pricey, the food was different and delicious. Last night, as a treat for my fiancés birthday, I took him to the Prince of Grapes for a meal. The weather... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In all the meals my family and I have had here,all have been well cooked and well presented.The guest beers are the ones to try,last time I tried a welsh cider,it did have a punch.the bunch is one pub I would recommend to one and all.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Bunch of Grapes has a lot of variety on the menu. Staff are friendly and I like the atmosphere. High quality of meals. Difficult to find but worth a visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice food, very well presented, slightly expensive but you get what you pay for. Lots of ale selections. Otley beer highly recommended

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely beer on tap this evening. Food was top class with a steak cooked exactly as ordered. Great deserts. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we travelled in hope for an excellent meal after reading the reviews but were left feeling badly let down. we have been before for lunch but this is the first evening meal we have eaten there. we had cockle and laverbread starter which was poor with the bread greasy, i had the pork main which was not what i expected.... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's never easy to cater for an extended family group that includes two young people, but we called ahead to ask for one VERY plain chicken with potatoes and green vegetables and the chef was more than happy to oblige. The rest of us enjoyed more exotic fare (my choice - twelve-hour pork belly with a garnish of crackling and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went for a Sunday lunch. Was very reasonably priced with a good varied menu. Food was great along with service! They also have a wide selection of Ales, which sweetened the deal! Highly recommended and would go again!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went here with family as my one son is a real ale fan and had visited before. We booked a table the previous day and it was packed out even at 3pm. A good selection of freshly cooked meats, fish dishes and vegetarian meals available. The service and lunch was excellent - we all had 2 courses and felt it... More

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

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