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Butterflies Bar & Kitchen

$$ - $$$, British,
31 Queen Street | Pontypool, Blaenavon NP4 9PN, Wales
+44 1495 791044
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Queen Street | Pontypool, Blaenavon NP4 9PN, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Butterflies. After several recommendations from friends , my daughters booked a table to celebrate my birthday. The food and service was excellent . The staff were very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went out for a weekday lunch with friends for a birthday meal. Have never been to this restaurant before -was very impressed would definitely come back and am already looking to come back within the week! Pros- Food was amazing! Cooked to perfection! I had...More

Thank breany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I organised a group lunch here (21 people) and we were all very impressed. We enjoyed a three course Sunday lunch that was absolutely superb - the roast lamb was simply divine!! All courses were beautifully presented and it was great to have a selection...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little gem of a restaurant. Which you wouldn't necessarily come across unless you live In the area or have been recommended. Tucked away in the heart of Blaenavon in the South Wales this is a lovely restaurant. We had an evening meal...More

Thank Margie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in the area for work and went to Butterflies for dinner on my own. The staff made me feel extremely welcome and the food was amazing! A real gem of a local restaurant. It was the best meal I've had a long...More

Thank aliclare
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food far out weighed unlikely location. Restaurant and bar is furnished to a welcoming, comfortable standard which exceeded expectations. The whole experience was delightful.

1  Thank Katie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard of this restaurant through friends so we booked and went and was not disappointed service was great food was excellent could not fault anything will be back

Thank iansmith1970
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lovely relaxing restaurant, interesting menu, delicious ribeye steak and black truffle butter homemade chunky chips with all the trimmings! fantastic service.

Thank 49Rebecca1965
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Food was very good. Could not fault it on sevice, quality or price. Bar looked well stocked but found many of the beers and largers were not available. Also had £18.00, (3×£6) added to our bill by mistake, error rectified immediately but should not have...More

Thank AlfieandDiane
dayne-watkins, Owner at Butterflies Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you very much for your recent review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. The night you visited was the night before we had our bar products changed, we have had a few draught products replaced with others so naturally...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Butterflies Restaurant on Friday lunchtime for my daughter's birthday meal. Pre booked but there was plenty of room. Very efficient waitress who showed us to our table. A lovely room with some views of the mountainside but this restaurant is in a residential street....More

2  Thank karl o
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Nearby Attractions
Blaenavon Ironworks
297 reviews
.63 km away
Rhymney Brewery
74 reviews
1.03 km away
The Blaenafon Cheddar Company
20 reviews
.20 km away
Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
76 reviews
.49 km away
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Abbey L
18 September 2017|
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Response from Basingstone | Reviewed this property |
No, will not be easy for you unaided.
Jane J
22 June 2016|
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Response from dayne-watkins | Property representative |
Yes indeed, smaller portions from the adults menu or local sausage and mash or homemade chicken Goujons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Queen Street | Pontypool, Blaenavon NP4 9PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Blaenavon
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 791044
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Butterflies Restaurant is situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. We are proud to be a part of the Blaenavon story, we have Big Pit on our doorstep and Blaenavon Ironworks is within walking distance.

Our food reflects our heritage with many local dishes - Welsh lamb is the best in the world after all. Our two restaurant areas both have unique features, The Cwtch has an log burner set in a 19th century fireplace and the Garden Room as the name suggests offers views onto the courtyard and large walled garden. Our garden offers a South facing terrace which becomes a sun trap during the summer months with our greenhouse packed with tomatoes, cucumbers, chilies and other delights to use in the kitchen.
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