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Red Cow Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Main Road, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UN, Wales
+44 1685 387775
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 20:30
Tue 11:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is what I call a good traditional village pub. A lovely welcome and a cosy atmosphere on a cold and rainy November day. We had a well cooked, tasty and very reasonably price lunchtime meal. We were really well looked after and the good reviews for this pub are well deserved.

Thank BBrown51
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had sunday lunch there twice now. We took friends last time and they loved it too. The turkey was moist and tender, veggies perfect, especially the roasties!!!

Thank RheezyRhi
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try the Sunday roast as I've heard it's good. That's an understatement! The beef was the best roast I've had anywhere. It was so tender, the Yorkshire puddings were amazing and rich meaty gravy to top it all off. I desperately wanted dessert as the cheesecake was homemade and recommended but I couldn't possibly manage it. I can't... More 

Thank helewal
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening ,nice simple food and lots of it, cheap beer and very pleasant staff let us sleep in our motor homes in the car park and best of all let us watch England play football on the telly, keep it up will be back

1 Thank riggyrigby
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food was cooked lovely no complaints what so ever friendly and polite and well manored been a few times to this place and most certainly go back

Thank dawnhoop
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a Birthday Celebration meal at the Red Cow for my Father who was 89 in October. We had a table reserved near a window because he has bad eyesight. it was during a lunch time so we had the Lunch menu which offered a good selection and was very reasonably priced. Fabulous service and the staff were very... More 

Thank lesleycjones1970
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch, food was lovely particularly the pudding! Fed a family of 4 2 courses and drinks for less than £40! Place is quite small and a bit shabby in places...but service was so friendly and was very clean so it didn't bother me :-) Lovely place to stop after Brecon mountain railway as is just a... More 

Thank EJB83Southampton
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Took my 9 year old daughter for lunch at the Red Cow during half term. The food was first class. Everything was home cooked and the chips alone are worth a visit. I was advised not to order an adult meal for my daughter as the portions were quite large. We were not disappointed! Will definitely eat here again ...... More 

Thank Gwenhwyswr
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A mid week lunch at The Red Cow was lovely. Always a good welcome and service is great. Tried the Hunters Chicken and my husband had the Posh Fish Finger sandwich, both meal were lovely and a suitable portion served with choice of potatoes and salad. No dessert today as too full after lunch. Very busy with lots of people... More 

Thank Cwlcats
Frome, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Not sure why this gets good reviews waited 15 minutes to place our order . Roast pork 2 pieces of pork 1 tiny roast potato veg was soggy cabbage tinned peas and boiled to death carrots...did I want a dessert? Definitely not

Thank Fiona E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil  >  Merthyr Tydfil  >  Pontsticill
  • Phone Number: +44 1685 387775
Under new management as of 1/2/2015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?