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Carpenters Arms

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Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
+44 1291 672621
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there today for our Sunday lunch and I have got to say the food was absolutely fantastic. So tasty and fresh,10 out of 10 for myself and my good lady wife.

Thank Andy J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had family visiting from afar so we took them here for a meal. It was wonderful. Lovely service, great drink selection, beautiful food served in large portions and very reasonably priced considering the quality.

Thank Samledabb
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found it last minute looking for the nearby reservoir, great friendly customers, great staff, beautiful setting and lovely tasty well presented food.

Thank Alun W
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been there in a while but booked a table for our wedding anniversary meal. Lovely surroundings and not too busy. Had to wait a little while for our meals as my wife wanted her lamb a bit more cooked than they normally do but it was worth it. Meals were large and difficult to finish. Excellent too! Shared a... More 

Thank benvendetta
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying near by at a local holiday cottage. This pub was fantastic. Lovely food, beautifully done out inside. Matt the landlord was really welcoming. When we returned a few days later, he came and sat with us. Such a lovely gem of a pub and would highly recommend it.

Thank SarahLiddicoat
Caerleon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went lunchtime Saturday March 25th. Early Mother's Day meal. Been before, and this 2nd visit just as good as the first. Wonderful service, and the food was exceptional. This is a must visit restaurant. My daughter said its the best restaurant she's ever eaten in.

Thank Happynewportboy
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great choice recommend the fish cakes . Good service and lovely location . Proper home cooked food .

Thank austinflowers2
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Always a nice atmosphere and good food. I've been here well over 20 times and have always enjoyed the food. My favourite dishes are the steak, garlic prawns and Sunday dinner. It's lovely sitting outside in the summer.

Thank GRD1981
Torfaen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting yesterday evening. My dad is disabled so having been before I knew the facilities were good for him. I have to say the food was out of this world. One of the nicest meals I've had in a very long time. We sat in the bar as it's easier for my dad to manoeuvre... More 

Thank syranjohnhair
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went last Saturday for my birthday treat.I have to admit, this wasn't our first time here, but always our place to go when we want good food and beer at a reasonable price. There is not one thing on the menu that I don't like. Serving portions are on the large size which when the food is so good can't... More 

Thank g_e_coulson

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1291 672621
Privately owned and run for the last 9 years. We buy all our ingredients as locally as possible. We make all of our dishes in house, including desserts!As well as great pub food, we also have a huge selection of fresh meats and fish.We can cater for parties up to 100 in our function room,(200 if you would like to book the whole pub)We have a civil marriage licence and have a great deal of wedding experience, and can help plan your perfect day. We tailor make each day to suit your needs and budget.We also cater and host all family functions such as birthdays, christenings and wakes.We'll always do our very best to help so please drop in or give us a call.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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