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Carpenters Arms

) #4 of 39 Restaurants in Pontypool $$ - $$$ , British,
Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
+44 1291 672621
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I felt inclined to write a review after reading an awful review from last night about the (apparently) appalling food and service?! I also visited last night and I am somewhat shocked. First of all, the food was amazing. I highly recommend the Bailey's chocolate...More

Thank Lucyy947
matt h, Owner at Carpenters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Lucy, we agree. Matt x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed with the service and food last night. No decent wine glasses , pre ordered food late being served, red cabbage with everything, side dishes for 11 served in to large dishes, sauté potatoes looked like roasted new potatoes, not asked if everything ok...More

2  Thank Red056
matt h, Owner at Carpenters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Matt here, Carpenters Arms owner, I feel compelled to respond on behalf of my team. Before I start by addressing your complaints, I must point out that we have had numerous apologies from the actual party that you were with, for your behaviour and manner....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in a small village, in a beautiful location, the restaurant is very pleasant to sit in as is the bar area. All the staff are friendly and attentive, we arrived early and we were very pleased with the service. Drinks arrived quickly, and we...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 5th time we have visited and loved each visit. The food is stunning never had an issue. The place is very clean. The service is very friendly and efficient. Can't wait for the 6th visit. Thanks guys!!! Make sure you have their...More

Thank Lewis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently and whole experience was excellent our food was beautiful and if it is a little more expensive than some other restaurants it's definitely worth it can't wait to visit again and would highly recommend 👍

Thank herbie6789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this place, the food is spectacular and reasonable, the interiors are beautiful and relaxing, lovely for an intimate dinner

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was reasonably good. Would no complaints. Wasn't as good as I had heard though from reputation. But no complaints

Thank shanej2k
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for my mums birthday and again didn't disappoint. Always fresh, always tasty and always a decent portion, without making you feel over full. All staff were friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. The pub has a nice atmosphere and it's slightly more rural...More

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had lunch here with friends and were very pleased with the experience. The place was very cosy and comfortable and the food was both plentiful and tasty. The staff were friendly and very helpful, I am happy to recommend this place. The ride there...More

Thank jimpilgrim
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the carpenters arms in April for a friends wedding and I have to say I was very impressed! The pub and location was superb and the food for both day and evening was outstanding, probably the best food I have ever tasted, it...More

Thank cazzym1979
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3 April 2016|
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Response from paul007hale | Reviewed this property |
The website has some sample menus, but they change regularly. Have a look at the menu page on thecarpenterscoedypaen
4 June 2015|
Response from welshmum77 | Reviewed this property |
honestly we were very dissapointed with our experience. I find his replies to people criticism very condescending to be honest but i didnt get to meet 'Matt' when we visited the carpenters. The place itself is lovely...but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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