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The Bunch of Grapes

Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
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Ranked #12 of 70 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

After reading a mix bag of reviews we decided to give the bunch of grapes a try. Staff on arrival didn't make us feel particularly welcome I thought here we go. I had the potted crab and salmon for a starter this was utterly tasteless severely bland, for my main I ordered the pheasant and had to send it back... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Bunch of Grapes yesterday for a friends birthday, and I loved it. I've lived 5 minutes away from the place for 7 months but had never been before, but I'll make sure I go regularly now. There were 10 adults and 4 children in our party and we all ate. The food was amazing. I had the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My only criticism of the Bunch of Grapes is that it's really really hard to find. Tucked away down a side street with no sign to mark the way! However, once you get there it is worth it. The menu is seriously impressive - they use local produce and they use it well. There's an ever-changing blackboard of specials to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The second disappointing meal at what once a favourite of mine. Deviled kidneys as a starter - tasty but my ribeye was a disaster! I needed to order sauce to make the meal palatable!! My request for medium to well done (no blood) was on the expectation that the steak would be thicker than it was!!! Not good; As part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a table on Christmas Eve for 12:30, we were seated promptly and the restaurant started to fill. Even though every table was taken we were served promptly and with the usual high quality food. The quality of the food here is excellent and the staff are always very polite and helpful.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I visited the venue last night with my girlfriend's family for dinner. Tucked away down a little side street this take on a gastro pub is very well set up, with the entrance leading in to a traditional pub front with rustic wood tables, timber beams and a warming atmosphere. The restaurant area is located behind the main bar through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went to The Bunch of Grapes yesterday for a late lunch with my partner and some friends expecting good things, which sadly was not the case! Good points: - Quality produce; - Nice atmosphere; - Some unusual dishes. Bad points: - Poor service (from one particular member of staff, not all of the staff); - Food not particularly hot; -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Was disappointed after recommendation. Crammed in, had to ask to be moved from a large table that was blocking path of other diners. Food was greasy. Service ok. Doubtful would return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went along with two other couples on Halloween. There was some fun cocktails served at the door and most customers in fancy dress so great atmosphere. Ordered drinks at the bar and shown to table. Menu on blackboard and our waiter could not be bothered. Menu basic and over priced for pub food albeit was pleasant enough when arrived.... More 

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

For too long the sign of a quality restaurant in the valleys was a plate piled high and a low price. Although good restaurants remain rarer than we would like being “valleys people” there is always the Bunch of Grapes. Time after time they have failed to disappoint us and this Saturday was no exception. Each year I visit Otleys... 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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