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The Bunch of Grapes

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary
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40 Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd CF37 4DA, Wales
+44 1443 402934
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Eaten many times at the Grapes. Service and food midweek was always hit and miss, but the Sunday Lunches were excellent value and extremely good. Are they now? I'd probably say still ok but nowhere near as good. A degree of stinginess has crept in. Our starters and desserts were nice, but were hardly a mouthful in some instances. Fine... More 

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1 Thank PeteHusky
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

\we went for lunch mid week , the restaurant was very quite but we were seated and made to feel at home . The steak, sourced from Brecon, was the best I have tasted this side of the atlantic and very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit and I will go again

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Thank rogerpt1
South Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times. Change of menus. I had duck faggot. I was in heaven. Delicious Then hake with spice sauce and spicy potatoes. My God what can I say. Again nothing left on the plate. Try something different than Steak board. Even garlic bread was special. Service attentive at all times. Wonderful evening all around. 😁

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Thank helen h
Inverness, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the bunch of grapes before, and I don't think I will be back! The staff were all friendly but the food was very disappointing, very small portions and a poor choice for vegetarians. I started with the pan fried cod, which was over cooked and tough and on cold cucumber, which left the whole dish Luke... More 

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1 Thank Alland459
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Often pop in for a jar after a bike ride with mates up the road. Fantastic selection of beers with bar staff that appreciate you may want to try a drop before you commit to a pint. Food is good quality pub fare, nice flavours and a good portion size. Will continue to pop in when I'm passing by.

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Thank Daniel O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a good meal at the BOG. recently tried one of their Sunday lunches after hearing my friend rave about them for months....! It was a real game changer for me. The only problem is that you wouldn't want to eat it every Sunday because you wouldn't then appreciate how good it is. Superb job!

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Thank Lewis T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of nine of us ate here on Saturday for my partner's birthday. We live in Pontypridd and have eaten here numerous times over the last few years and have always loved it. But we haven't eaten here since the menu has changed and won't be returning. The food was nice. The reason for two stars is because the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing lots of people talk about this place we thought we'd give it a try for a birthday. I don't like leaving a bad review but we left very unimpressed with it here. It was a Monday evening and after having the waitress come back and tell us most of the drinks we were asking for were unavailable, we... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Bunch of Grapes a number of times over the years and have always enjoyed the style of food that they produce. However, the style of food on this visit had cleaely changed. It has gone from hearty Welsh inspired seasonal dishes, to an attempt of fine dining. Whereas before the menu would include cheaper cuts... More 

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1 Thank emmzy2001
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was quite nice but I'm afraid the service let it down. Waited 25 mins for a drinks order We had to go to the bar to order our food the same time as we couldn't wait any longer ! You just need that floor staff service to improve and you'll have a nice restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
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: 40 Ynysangharad Road | CF37 4DA, Pontypridd CF37 4DA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Rhondda Cynon Taf  >  Pontypridd
  • Phone Number: +44 1443 402934
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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