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The Bumble Bee

) #32 of 47 Restaurants in Blackwood $$ - $$$ , British,
Unit 8 Blackwood Gate Retail Park, Blackwood NP12 2FS, Wales
+44 1495 227319
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible17%
Travelers talk about
“scampi” (4 reviews)
“chain pub” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Unit 8 Blackwood Gate Retail Park, Blackwood NP12 2FS, Wales
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1 - 10 of 315 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were not impressed with the staff at this place, they seemed to look on us a s a way to get wages but if we were treated better we may have left a tip. I will NOT be returning to this place for a...More

2  Thank HuskeyKevUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor service ! Waited 20 mins whilst seated, no service ordered our food and drinks at the bar,ate our food no body checked on us and again had to go and get our own refillable drinks, have now finished our food for a hour...More

2  Thank lej94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to have lunch due to the location of the pub being close to where we were shopping, i cannot remember what I ordered but I do remember deciding not to use this chain of restaurants again. The food is so unhealthy, there are no...More

1  Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second and last time. Should've learnt first time. We were told when we were sitted that there was a 30 minute wait. We ordered hot chicken and bacon salad times two and from the kids menu sausage and waffles and burger and chips. The 30...More

6  Thank GrandmaD0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been visiting quite regularly for quite some time and have noticed the food getting gradually worse on each visit recently. Visited a few days ago as a party of 5. Found it very difficult to chose a main from the menu of very little...More

2  Thank Alocin25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have frequently had food from this establishment with my wife, however when we visited with our daughter that does suffer with ASD things could not be as satisfactory. I understand that dealing with requests away from the main menu is inconvenient at the best...More

2  Thank foodluvr80
Carl K, Manager at The Bumble Bee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear foodluvr80, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry to hear that this has happen on your visit to you. It appears that from your review there has been a break down in communication between the waitress and the kitchen,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time I have visited the Bumble Bee. The menu has appeared to have shrunk since the refurbishment of the kitchen although I may be wrong. There are always plenty of specials on the board if nothing takes your fancy on the...More

Carl K, Manager at The Bumble Bee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ANDYRATTLER, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I do believe that you are correct in regards to the menu getting slightly smaller versus our previous menu. This is simply to put more emphasis on our Special Boards and the Special Clipboards...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere staff very helpful and food of a good standard . Seating however needs a bit of an update some seats had rips in which were repaired by tapeMore

Thank bmamma5
Carl K, Manager at The Bumble Bee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear bmamma5, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Thank you for the 4 star rating, I am glad to hear staff and food have met expectations. I will certainly look into getting seating repaired. Hope to see you with us again very...More

Reviewed May 18, 2017

have been to the bumble bee several times and they have gone down hill every time , went last week , ordered our drinks and waited 15 min. so had to go to the bar and complain , my drink was full of ice and...More

Thank caterqueen
Reviewed April 15, 2017

The kitchen has just been refurbished.They appear to have installed new microwaves and a water bath. the standard of the food was well bellow average and looked and tasted like a boil in a bag frozen meal.More

1  Thank garethmadley
Carl K, Manager at The Bumble Bee, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Dear garethmadley, Thank you for taking the time to review us, although I do not understand the title of your review....."Who is sue Veed" You are correct, we have just had a kitchen refurbishment and we have had new microwaves and a pasta boiler. (Not...More

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Are you or your beer garden dog friendly ?
August 19, 2016|
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Response from Carl K | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed in the beer garden as long as they are kept on a lead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 8 Blackwood Gate Retail Park, Blackwood NP12 2FS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Caerphilly County  >  Blackwood
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 227319
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The Bumble Bee is a beautifully decorated newly refurbished pub offering everything you could want from a visit. From the elegant surroundings of the quaint Welsh town of Blackwood in Gwent, to the high standard of food and customer service within a traditional pub setting, whatever your needs, you are sure to have a pleasant experience each time you stop by. When the sun is shining there is no better place to be than enjoying a refreshing drink in the Bumble Bee's outdoor seating area
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