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“Visit to restaurant and play area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant

The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant
Elled Road | Wainfelin, Pontypool NP4 6DR, Wales
+44 1495 763148
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Ranked #4 of 38 Restaurants in Pontypool
Price range: $12 - $48
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Here at The Little Crown Inn we pride ourselves on making your visit as enjoyable as possible, whether you’re just popping in for a quick bite to eat, or staying for a 4 course meal and a relaxing night in one of our 5 en suite guest rooms. . Located in the heart of the valleys and situated next to the cycle track, we are ideally situated for cyclists and ramblers, and are able to cater for large groups as well as small parties. The pub boasts a large bar area, with a restaurant and function room, and is equipped with a pool table and dart board. We’ve themed the corridor leading to the new restrooms on a mine shaft, equipped with real miners’ lamps and gas masks! It’s definitely worth a look! For more information, why not follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or please visit our webpage!
Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Visit to restaurant and play area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We visit the pub each term break as we live close, a great family pub with a play area and family room that has its own toilet with baby change.

The restaurant is very well laid out with seating for couples up to larger parties (book in advance). A varied menu is on offer with smaller meals on their early bird menu together with a wide range of meals off the main menu, all at very reasonable prices.

The food is locally sourced with meals ranging from game, chefs specials and a good vegetarian section. The children's menu is varied but I did try the homemade chunky chips and chicken nuggets, best I have tasted.

I have tried most meals but have avoided the huge mixed grill, so and see for yourselves! They have special nights Monday to Friday with pasta night on a Wednesday. Sunday lunches are very popular so you will need to book in advance, failing that you can order a takeaway Sunday lunch - I have not come across this before!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LittleCrown, Front Office Manager at The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Hi Stuart

Thank you for taking the time to review The Little Crown Inn on Trip Advisor - we welcome all feedback and enjoy hearing what our customers really think!

We're so pleased to read that you rate us so highly - and that you enjoy all of our food! It's lovely to hear from a customer who clearly knows our menu and our style of food inside out!

We hope to welcome you and your family back in the near future (maybe October half term!).

Kind regards

Emma
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“Fantastic venue and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

had an amazing sunday lunch as always yesterday food and service always fantastic and top quality staff are aways very friendly and professional and the atmosphere is very calming

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LittleCrown, Front Office Manager at The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Hi Lisa,

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, we always love to hear what our customers think!

We love reading that you enjoy our Sunday Lunches, and I will pass onto the staff the lovely comments about the service and the atmosphere!

We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

Kind regards

Emma
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“Wow best pub food in Torfaen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to eat in Torfaen on Tripadvisor and found the reviews for the Little Crown in Pontypool. My partner and I decided to try it and we must say it was first class. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. All homemade. We will definitely be going back and spreading the word for this hidden little gem. Can't wait for our next visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LittleCrown, Front Office Manager at The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Hi Pooler757

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We welcome all feedback and love to hear what our customers really think!

It's lovely to read about a couple who actually used Trip Advisor to find us, and agreed with the reviews that we've already been given!! I'm so pleased to hear that we lived up to your expectations and hope that we'll welcome you back in the near future!

Kindest regards

Emma
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is the place to go for value for money and a good variety of delicious well cooked meals. The portions are extremely generous and the staff are very freindly. Since discovering it this has become our regular restuarant and we always take our family and friends there. They also cater well for vegetarians. Can highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LittleCrown, Front Office Manager at The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi Natalie

It is always with great pleasure that I read reviews such as yours! Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review of the Little Crown and it's staff!

I always share our reviews with the staff, and we hold regular meetings so that we can discuss the feedback we receive and how to deal with any issues... They will love to hear that you enjoy visiting the Little Crown so much as it makes all of our hard work worth it!

I hope we continue to impress you, your friends & family.

Kindest regards

Emma
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“Friends Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Been here a couple of times and the food is lovely, try the garlic mushrooms as a starter it's fab. Been here for a Christmas meal as well, the food for the Christmas meal was good but the choice was of a set menu which I'm not to keen on as there was only a couple of options. But all in all still a lovely place to eat.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LittleCrown, Front Office Manager at The Little Crown Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi Soosie12

Thanks for taking the time to share your views about the Little Crown on TripAdvisor!

We welcome all feedback as we are continuously trying to improve on our standards to give our customers the very best in food and service.

It's great to hear that you love our Garlic Mushrooms (that's one of our favorites as well)! Unfortunately our Christmas menus are designed to provide a four course Christmas meal that caters for meat eaters, fish lovers and vegetarians, all for a reasonable price... But if you do decide to visit us this year around Christmas, feel free to chose something from the main menu instead! The only day we only offer Christmas dinner is Christmas day!

We hope to welcome you back in the near future!

Best wishes

Emma
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