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“Posh nosh, no tosh”
Review of Cnapan - CLOSED

Cnapan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cnapan is a fine listed Georgian townhouse located in the historic centre of Newport/Trefdraeth which, in turn, lies nestled where the beautiful Preseli Hills roll down to meet the spectacular Pembrokeshire National Park Coast. It is a house with a “lived-in” and loved feeling and from the generous hallway with its traditional oak Welsh dresser crowded with old family treasures, to the spacious pretty bedrooms, you will immediately feel at home in this comfortable house.Three generations of the Lloyds and Coopers have run Cnapan since 1984 and have featured in the Good Hotel Guide and The Good Food Guide continuously for more than 25 years. Michael & Judith Cooper and staff will give you the warmest of welcomes on your arrival at Cnapan.
Hereford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Posh nosh, no tosh”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

What a delight to stay at Cnapan and experience the very special talent of Judith and her team of helpers.
We stayed for four nights, as a birthday treat for my husband, two friends joined us on one evening and we were all bowled over by the happy ,warm,friendly,professional service. The food exemplary, at the very best London restaurants you would not experience anything any better, the fish was done to perfection, as was the lamb, and the vegetables, normally an after thought in most establishments, were imaginative, delicious, and cooked perfectly, really it was a treat, and one looked forward to the vegetables, I could go vegetarian if that is the standard of dishes one would be served,and to top it all puffs were delicious too.
Thank you to the whole team for making our stay so enjoyable, the family, Judith,Mike and Oliver, and Oliver thank you for allowing your photos to be displayed on the stairs, such a nice touch. We also thank the Chambermaids, waiting staff, and the various kitchen staff too.
If you would like a wonderful, rare experience go to CNAPAN you will have an experience of a lifetime.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank chris w
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“Cnapen - delicious food, friendly hospitality”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We went to Cnapen for a family meal and were extremely impressed. The hospitality is genuinely welcoming without being intrusive. The food is outstanding and delicious and as ever the main course was accompanied by around eight different vegetable dishes, all cooked to perfection. Meat and fish are sourced locally and the restaurant is family-run and friendly. The service was excellent. We will be returning again!

Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best restaurant meal we've had in a long time.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

So good we went back the following night. Not only the best food in the area but two of the best meals we've ever had anywhere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“PRETTY SPECIAL”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Managed to get a reservation on our first day in the area. One of the best meals I have had in a restaurant in the UK. Great welcome,nice table,good chat with the waiting staff,but,the best bit was the "accompanying vegetables". Often this is two carrots,two sprigs of broccoli and a hard caulie,but,here it means several dishes of perfectly cooked veg,just right with the meat.

Sadly,it is a long way from Aberdeen to Pembrokeshire,so,unlikely to return,but,would recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank alan_campbell49
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Newport Dyfed
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best food in town”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I went to the resturant for my birthday treat it was such a nice evening . I wasmade to feel very at home by Judy and Mike and their son Oliver
the pre drinks rest before the meal is so relaxing it gets you ready for the main event.A meal fit for kings and queens it was scrumptious very very tasty and such a variety of meals to chose from all home cooked and sourced locally
I couldn't find any where as nice as this for miles if you can eat 3 courses you are very very hungry great value for money and tasty too try it prove me wrong if you dare

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Terry H
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