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Red Cow Inn

Main Road, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UN, Wales
+44 1685 387775
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“ham” (4 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UN, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb location, pub is very atmospheric and staff very helpful and nice. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Dog and walker friendly. Activities for little ones. Was warm with a fire and good radiators and tested on cold day! Will go again if on the...More

Thank ChrispyCurls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long walk over the Brecons in very wet Welsh weather, all we wanted was somewhere warm and dry to have a drink. As the Red Cow was the first pub we came across, we wandered inside. A quick look at the bar showed...More

Thank beefmonkey
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at the Red Cow for a a pint after our walk. It has stone floors and friendly staff and clientele. The beer is well kept and we enjoyed a couple of excellent pints. We didn't have food but it looked pretty good....More

Thank BishBashBosh66
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

A great historic place. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Most meals are home cooked. A good menu choice is available. Cosy place for dining

Thank wendybevan77
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Arrived as a late Booking on Saturday night. The locals were welcoming and very accommodating to a tired group of 5 walkers. Food was excellent! Highly recommend the chips and real ale on tap. Exceptionally priced and loads of parking. Highly recommend the steak and...More

Thank Clair S
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

An oldie world pub, with good food and drinks, also singing and guitar playing sometimes. Walkers and hikers frequent the place almost daily, good atmosphere.

Thank 8,222,015
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Nice wholesome food, but not much of a selection, would have liked to have seen Jacket Potatoes on the menu, but what we had was tasty..

Thank Julie J
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

So.... I'm just gonna lay it on the line. Basic food at basic price. No frills and no extras. What you get is what you are given!! After an epic Sunday hike it served it's purpose. But probably expected more due to location in brecon...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Friendly. Tasty food. Good service. A small range of real ales. Oh!,and a welcoming log fire on cold days.

Thank dougwill54
Reviewed August 23, 2017

It was late afternoon and, after a 9 mile trek around Penyfan, my family and I drove through Pontsticill and stopped at the Red Cow Inn for some well earned refreshments. We were warmly welcomed at the bar and served decent draught cider and lager...More

1  Thank WalesLinda
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gaynor h
April 16, 2017|
Response from Bethan T | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry. We serve a small selection of our menu items in addition to the Sunday roast. For example, choices could include Hunters chicken, curry or cod and chips. There is usually a choice of 5... More
Jean D
May 7, 2015|
Response from Bethan T | Property representative |
Hello Sorry for the delay in replying. Our phone number has changed. It is now 01685 387775. We serve meals between 12 and 4 every day including Sunday. We offer an extensive range of home-cooked bar meals but not Sunday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil County  >  Merthyr Tydfil  >  Pontsticill
  • Phone Number: +44 1685 387775
Under new management as of 1/2/2015
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