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The Boar's Head

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Tylagarw, Pontyclun CF72 9EZ, Wales
+44 1443 225400
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not all that! We had Sunday lunch here which wasn't great at all. Having to order drinks at the bar our selves wasn't appealing either. As soon as we sat we were prompted by a waitress who just asked what meat we wanted - no menus? We ordered all Sunday dinners as that's all they served on a Sunday. Chicken... More 

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Thank rebeklk
wales
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here quite a few times. Friendly staff lovely food great pub and well run. We book and go there in a large group including all the grandchildren for birthday gatherings. They have child meals as well and look after you really well.

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Thank rolsey
Talbot Green, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We discovered this pub just over a year ago and cannot fault it on all levels. My partner enjoys sampling all the real ales and you can't fault the good value food - both evening meals and Sunday lunch. We have experienced watching the 6 nations here and really enjoyed the half time food. The beer garden is lush in... More 

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Thank Cherylwill
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Arriving after a decent bike ride around the Vale the welcome at the Boars Head did not disappoint. Window seat, fire burning, superbly kept cask ales, and a glowing atmosphere - cliches but very true! It was all there. No rush, no hassle, and very much idyllic. If you want to impress your friends this is the experience and quiet... More 

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Thank brentwalker763
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I have been quite a few times and never disappointed! It is a beautifully decorated, quirky pub with a lovely homely feel. The food is delicious, there is a good selection of drinks and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. In the summer the beer garden is great, we have brought our husky to the beer garden and he... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a charming old inn where good feed is assured. I was there for Sunday lunch, a wide choice of meats, perfectly cooked veg and friendly, efficient service. Oh, and the dessert was pretty amazing too!

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Thank Julie C
Miskin, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here one evening for my birthday and on another couple of occasions for lunch. This place has lovely victorian character style decor which feels nice and cosy. The food, in my experience, has been really really tasty and not over priced too. Fab! The only thing that could be perceived as negative from mt visits is, and this is... More 

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Thank mellin0
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Well first time there and a very warm welcome from the staff we had soft drinks and orded our food 1 gammon 1 prawn with jacket pot and 2 lasagne did.nt wait long for food but well worth wainging for all stunning can.nt wait to go again you got to try it

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Thank David E
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Fabulous meal and drinks. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Has great food for anniversary treat. Will definitely go again.

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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I'm generally a massive fan of the Boar. Terrific place for locals and 8 pumps which is unheard of in the area. Just a couple of recent worries though 1) beers are heavily dominated by Salopian and Glamorgan. Please more variety! Where are Tiny Rebel, Wild, Bristol Beer Factory etc? Real shame not to have anything interesting on bottle either.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tylagarw, Pontyclun CF72 9EZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Pontyclun
  • Phone Number: +44 1443 225400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?