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The Bunch of Grapes

British, Pub, Contemporary
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Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd, Wales
01443402934
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups
Description: The Bunch of Grapes at Ynysangharad Road Pontypridd backs onto one of the...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for cask ales

Bit snooty on occasion but good variety of beers and wines. Good quality pub grub and excellent restaurant with locally sourced ingredients

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TraceyH1972
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit snooty on occasion but good variety of beers and wines. Good quality pub grub and excellent restaurant with locally sourced ingredients

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub started our cricket watchers get together 2015 and what a nice start it was. The beer was brilliant as was the food although one or two of my friends did moan about the fact they only had 5 chips ( although they were nice chips ) . The staff are polite and friendly and are happy to recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Bunch of grapes with my husband and another couple of friends, arrived and was seated immediately....no waiting around. Staff were friendly and helpful, we all ordered 3 courses; the food was delicious, fresh and nicely presented. I ordered the frech onion soup to start...yummy, then had the Welsh chicken supreme with beetroot and heritage carrots...this was so tasty... More 

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1 Thank Kate G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny portions, pretentious seriously overpriced menu, but excellent beer. My minuscule 'whole plaice' was obviously the 'Posh Spice' of the fish world, all skin and bone...and tasteless! Veg accompaniment was more like a garnish. Waste of money. Avoid!

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb range of ales, good lager /cider selection, food absolutely stunning, best to book on weekends.

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1 Thank stevemini61
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service was excellent, however, when the majority of the tables are taken the noise levels make the dining experience quite unpleasant. Parking is a nightmare as part of the wall opposite has collapsed reducing the already cramped conditions still further.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for Lunch on New Years Day. perhaps it was the time of year, or the fact that it was lunch time, but I found the menu a bit limited for choice. However, the food that did come was excellent. I had a starter with devilled kidneys that was outstanding and my wife thought her steak was one... More 

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Thank Michael C
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great selection of beers and ciders and also own Otley brewery choice/ Food is simply fantastic, all locally sourced produce used to create unique but familiar fare

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Thank Gary J
Wales U.K.
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I took my mother to The Bunch Of Grapes after reading a very good newspaper article on it. The location was hard to find because it seems to be in a back street of Pontypridd, and from the outside you could not readily see that it is an eating place. It looks like an old pub but there is no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Went on a Saturday Lunchtime with Friends and was impressed from the beginning - word of warning - no Signage on the frontage and you have to take the road that is a dead end and it on the right - the building is an Old Pub and has not been destroyed by the large conglomerates - Selection on Craft... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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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