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The Bunch of Grapes

Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary
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Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
01443402934
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here a few times over the last few years and always enjoyed. Last time was with the family a group of about 14- everyone enjoyed and not one bad meal or hiccup! The rabbit on the last visit was amazing. Shared the sharing dessert which was again brilliant. Some people comment on price- yes a little more than... More 

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Thank Leannegy3
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited with family on various occasions we have always had a warm welcome and a beautiful meal.

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Thank Nadine G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere with delicious food and drink. Loved the sample platter of local Ale. Service could be more warm.

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Thank SanityNet
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A good pub with a vast selection of real ales and ciders. Good lunch menu and ideal for celebrating an occasion with friends and family.

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Thank glanmor56
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal lunch here after a long cycle from Cardiff with my better half. Great service, burger was one of the best I've ever had (and I'm a chef!) great beers, she had the ploughman's (which she's still ploughing through now!). Will definitely be back. What a find!!

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Thank Wiggyy
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good individual service when with a large party. Great value food loved the cheeseboard. Only reservation is that the chairs don't fit easily under the tables so difficult to move around etc but this is outweighed by food and service.

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Thank RosieBeales
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eaten here for Sunday lunch and dinners and have been satisfied. Not anymore- service and quality of food is now way below previous standards. Portions are smaller and no longer value for money The concept and experience of eating and drinking here is no longer a pleasant experience

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1 Thank Geraldo P
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in at the Bunch of Grapes on Monday evening for a celebration meal after my daughters Graduation. There were 7 of us in the party altogether and were seated at our allotted time of 7.30pm. It was well after 8pm before someone took our order and after 8.30 pm before we got our starters. Dreadful service. The food... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read the This Is Wales guide and seen that the restaurant was highly recommended so was keen to try it. Went with a friend who had also heard good things about the food. I did check out the website in advance but saw no mention of the fact that only the bar menu was available at lunchtimes. To... More 

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1 Thank deborah c
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped here after my university graduation and it was a superb treat. We had a cheese garlic bread starter which was a home baked bread and unreal local cheese. Followed by 20oz sirloin steak which rivals any steak I've ever eaten. Top top food! Unreal staff welcome on a Monday afternoon. I will return... (Forgot to add the award winning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Rhondda Cynon Taf  >  Pontypridd
  • Phone Number: 01443402934
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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