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“Top notch beautifully cooked food”
Review of Cnapan - CLOSED

Cnapan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $42
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
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
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Top notch beautifully cooked food”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

A happy return to Cnapan with its quirky and homely restaurant. But the food is exceptional. Combinations of flavours so clever. Wonderful scallops on a cauliflower purée. More of a choice of vegetarian dishes than previous years. Vegetables delicious (beetroot with horseradish; shredded cabbage and caraway seeds) and plentiful. Desserts - a great choice of inventive dishes with subtle and clever flavour combinations. Squidgy apple and almond pudding with calvados caramel sauce - mmmmm. We will return.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank HerefordAnnie
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Always wonderful - and I've been visiting for 25 years”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant. The service is so welcoming without being cloying or false, the atmosphere is great, and the food tremendous. Always cooked to perfection, and the side vegetable dishes are a delight in themselves.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank noelprivett
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Herts
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pembrokeshire Must Do Restaurant”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Several people have told me about how good the food is at Cnapan. When I finally got round to going I was not disappointed. Went as part of a group of seven and everyone said the food was wonderful.
Firstly had drinks in the relaxed atmosphere of the lovely lounge. The price for 3 courses seems very reasonable at £32 pounds. Each of the main courses comes with plenty of local vegetables as side dishes and were replenished when finished. The standard of the cooking was very high and the service excellent. I had the tenderloin of pork which was melt in the mouth stuff.
They served a decent sized cheeseboard of four Welsh cheeses. All excellent.
This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Pembrokeshire. Even if you are travelling from south or middle of the county it is well worth the trip.

I am told it is very busy establishment even out of the main season so make sure you book ahead.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank JohnBlakeHerts
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Rye, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great Eating in West Wales”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

A very impressive dining experience at Cnapan, welcoming and helpful staff, a lovely dining room and creative and beautifully presented food. My only gripe was being rushed through the meal to accommodate the next sitting.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank David W
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great night”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a little gem of a restaurant and our meal was the highlight of our five day trip, great quality local produce, great service, great food, great value- highly recommend

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Chris B
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