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Red Cow Inn

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Pontsticill $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Road, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UN, Wales
+44 1685 387775
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UN, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across the Red Cow on a trip to the Four Waterfalls walk and were not disappointed! The staff welcomed three soggy travellers (and a dog) into their cosy Inn and nourished us with proper pub grub - the homemade chips were to die...More

Thank Katy Sian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my family were on a trip to the Brecon Beacons we called in to the red cow to see if we could have Sunday lunch we were greeted by warm staff which was lovely.we then got told by staff that they had to...More

1  Thank dean0j0nes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited The Red Cow for Sunday lunch and received a really friendly welcome by the staff. The pub itself is full of character and cosy with a good atmosphere. We ordered the beef dinners which were served with a selection of seasonal vegetables. The meat...More

Thank Meganrose1902
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a Saturday lunch after a scenic ride. The pub was rammed with most people drinking outside. One family decided to leave as everything they ordered wasn't available. I had the ham egg and chips and partner falafel sausage wraps. Ham and chips...More

2  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Lovely pub lovely staff great service we were looked after after long walk around the brecon beacons would definitely recommend it

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

old partner been there but proper old school pub grub nice home made chips and the pie is mega but not like the pie you get in the chippy down the road butt and a nice pint

Thank paullewis54
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Have called here previously for a drink following walking in the Brecon Beacons and on a sunny day the small garden can be full of thirsty walkers. It is a small pub inside that has a great deal of charm and original features. However on...More

1  Thank Maria515
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Admittedly it was bank holiday Monday but the service in this pub was appalling. We placed our order for 6 bar meals and nearly an hour later the waiter came out to tell us there was no rice for my sons chilli. My son therefore...More

2  Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Very friendly atmosphere, first class food and service.The staff were outstanding. We called in as part of a day trip to celebrate my mother's 88th birthday, she enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much that she talked about it almost all the way home and...More

Thank edwardhowells
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Ended up here with a stag party on a saturday night. Greeted with friendly chat and pre-booked us a taxi for closing time (as it was a busy festival weekend). Very impressed with the service and food quality. Awesome lasagne with crispy edges!

Thank Nic M
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Questions & Answers
gaynor h
16 April 2017|
Response from Bethan T | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your enquiry. We serve a small selection of our menu items in addition to the Sunday roast. For example, choices could include Hunters chicken, curry or cod and chips. There is usually a choice of 5... More
Jean D
7 May 2015|
Response from Bethan T | Property representative |
Hello Sorry for the delay in replying. Our phone number has changed. It is now 01685 387775. We serve meals between 12 and 4 every day including Sunday. We offer an extensive range of home-cooked bar meals but not Sunday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, 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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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