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The Coliseum

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The Coliseum Lion Street, Abergavenny NP7 5PH, Wales
+44 1873 736960
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08:00 - 01:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Remarkable value and good service on our lunchtime visit proved the Weatherspoon's formula still works well. Their beers are invariably a good accompaniment for their meals too.

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Thank Paul M
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback on your visit, your feedback is invaluable to helping us understand customers views on their visits and I have passed on your feedback to the team. More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is my fith visit here, first visit was ok ish Second and third visit, service was very slow food not great, salad not very fresh and steak over cooked, also took one hour and ten mins for food and that was chasing them up to ask where meal was Fourth visit told food was going to be at least... More 

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Thank Jackie B
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Hi Jackie B, Thank you for your feedback here on TripAdvisor, I was sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with us here at The Coliseum and have passed your feedback on to the team to ensure we can try and improve the aspects noted during you visit. Hopefully you will give us another chance to improve... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Came over to Abergavenny for the day and decided to have some breakfast we had the poridges with honey and banana full pot of honey on each very good, nobody asked if food was ok and empty dishes were left there, but the staff are OK in general though we found

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Thank Steve P
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback on your visit, your feedback is invaluable to helping us understand customers views on their visits and I have passed on your feedback to the team, sorry to hear you didn't get a check back or your table cleared during your visit though. More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I don't ever write reviews but it has to be said, I visit this pub quite regularly and it's been getting very wearing and tired lately, I have been thinking of not visiting as often because of the lack of care and enthusiasm from staff but my mind has been changed after visiting more than my usual once/twice a week... More 

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3 Thank hunter512
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Hi Hunter, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback on your visit, your feedback is invaluable to helping us understand customers views on their visits and I have passed on your feedback to the team. More 

wales
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Arrived approximately 11.30 am on Saturday for drinks and lunch. Almost half empty. All unoccupied tables littered with dirty dishes, cues at the bar. Generally the place looked dirty and under staffed. Have had similar experiences in past few weeks, cleared our own tables previously, slow service. Not this time, walked out, not returning for a while

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Thank rcaffrey
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Hi rcaffrey, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on your visit at the Coliseum Wetherspoons. Sorry to hear the visit did not meet up to your expectations and we will have a good review of the staffing levels at the times mentioned in your feedback and hope you give us another chance soon to see if... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My husband has coeliacs disease so for us wetherspoons are a 'go to' place to eat. We have been to many all over England and Wales with no problems at all but at the coliseum it was one thing after another. First of all after 25mins they brought out our meals with bread on, after a 15min wait we received... More 

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Thank Julie F
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thanks for your feedback here on TripAdvisor. With regards to the glueten free we do offer a menu with details on it if this may help and wasn't shown to you during the visit and carries the following information with regards to the curry in question: "Our curry club dishes below do not contain gluten, if ordered with... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a Wetherspoon pub. It is situated in an old cinema. The clientele appeared rough. The food was below average. The place was scruffy.

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Thank Freezingwater2016
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review here on Tripadvisor. We are in the process of reviewing each feedback left on the site previously and wish to thank you for taking the time to leave yours. More 

Abergavenny, Wales
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

What has happened over the last few months? The wait for breakfast on a Saturday morning has been getting longer and longer- today we waited almost an hour before our food arrived. We cleaned our own table using hand sanitiser spray and tissues, and all around us were tables piled with dirty crockery. Yes, it's cheap and yes, the food... More 

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Thank lovelivinginwales
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review here on Tripadvisor. We are in the process of reviewing each feedback left on the site previously and wish to thank you for taking the time to leave yours. More 

Hereford
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We visited this pub/restaurant early evening with friends for a meal. Our friends ordered sausage mash and mushy peas to be told there was no mash and they would have to have chips - take it or leave it. We ordered coffees only to be told they would be brought to our table as there were no clean cups! After... More 

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Thank DenisHereford
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review here on Tripadvisor. We are in the process of reviewing each feedback left on the site previously and wish to thank you for taking the time to leave yours. More 

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

When I arrived pub was packed everyone seemed to be having a great time just the atmosphere me and my friends were looking for. Although extremely busy the staff were really friendly and had a joke over the bar and full of smiles. Food was surprisingly cheap, very nice and came to us really quickly. Nice pub definitely worth the... More 

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Thank jessccc
Coliseum A, Manager at The Coliseum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review here on Tripadvisor. We are in the process of reviewing each feedback left on the site previously and wish to thank you for taking the time to leave yours. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Coliseum Lion Street, Abergavenny NP7 5PH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Abergavenny
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 736960
Description
Pub History This Wetherspoon pub is the former Coliseum cinema, which opened in 1913 and screened its last film in the 1990s. The first permanent film show in Abergavenny was around 1912, when a Victorian corrugated iron hall on Park Road was used as the Picture Palace. The following year, the Abergavenny Coliseum Company acquired land in Lion Street, and the Coliseum opened on 3 November 1913. In mid 1989, the cinema's stalls were converted to shops with a cinema above. By 1998, the Coliseum had become a bingo hall, with various shop units, and is now this Wetherspoon pub.

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