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The Gate Inn

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Caerleon Road | Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran NP44 8DQ, Wales
+44 1633 861822
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I booked The Gate for a Mother's Day meal and get together. There were 10 of us in total ageing from 1 to 84. We were given the menu and asked what drinks we would like shortly after sitting. The menu was lovely with a good selection of starters, mains and desserts. There was also a vegetarian... More 

Thank Tricia M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

meal Fantastic, hot and good value for money, service polite and accommodating. atmosphere pleasant.

Thank Joe S
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a special family outing for Sunday Lunch but it was very disappointing. Although the restaraunt was not busy the service was extremely slow. Lengthy waits between courses. Very salty gravy which overpowered the meat. Vegetables dominated by cauliflower and not very hot. While we were still eating the staff started hoovering at nearby tables! Unclear how they calculate... More 

5 Thank PamelaHeadon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had hake with chorizo, chick peas and coriander - absolutely lovely - i would highly recommend this main course and then lemon and yogurt mouse for dessert . Absolutely perfect meal .

Thank lindabendell
Newport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gate is a lovely place to sit and have a drink that's what keeps the good name. The last time we ate here was for xmas we had the xmas menu but not as good as other years. The beef was ok some parts tough also tough a year ago. Also the starter was so small it was hardly... More 

Thank ann327
South Yorkshire uk
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148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving at ten to twelve we were there before the start time for lunch, so we had a drink in the bar. Very soon we were invited to table. The food was excellent with a good choice and plenty of it. The décor was clean and quite interesting. The service was excellent throughout the meal. We had the place initially... More 

Thank SPR-amble
Caerleon, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was an Italian wine and food evening. We'd been to previous ones and had enjoyed them. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent and the wine on offer was a really good selection. These evenings are really great value and most enjoyable.

Thank jeparfitt
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Gate has always been a nice pub, and on occasion it's gone through a few different restaurant incarnations, most of them pretty good. At the moment it's back to just decent, home cooked British food. We ate in the bar rather than the main bit, which was very busy on a Friday lunch time. There was a roaring fire,... More 

Thank Loncat
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic evening at The Gate for their Italian food and wine night. Will be checking their events diary for the next date!!

2 Thank lorraine t
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Absolutely the best meal we have had in a long time. Excellent choice on the menu. Excellent service and a vast variety of drinks to choose from. Outstanding value for money. If you haven't visited the Gate, I strongly recommend it.

Thank WGaywood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caerleon Road | Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran NP44 8DQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Cwmbran
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 861822
There has been an Inn/Pub/Hostelry on this site since the 16th Century. It was closed for two years before the current proprietors took it over and refurbished it ready for opening in mid-October 2012. It is privately owned and operated and is not part of a chain. It has a 150 seat restaurant divided into a number of areas and rooms, from a small cosy private dining room ("The Gate Room") to a room which can comfortably sit a function for 50 diners. The Bar area has ground floor access with no steps and there is a wheel-chair ramp outside for access to the restaurant. There is a disabled toilet in the bar area. There is a car park with up to 48 bays. The restaurant style is 'bright and roomy' and not cluttered. Dogs are welcomed in the BAR area - but not in the restaurant. There is out-door seating for up to 40 people.

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