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Carpenters Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
+44 1291 672621
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“mussels” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Coedypaen, Pontypool NP4 0TH, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Has a lovely night at the Carpenter’s Arms for our choir Christmas Meal. Food was delicious and piping hot, and we couldn’t fault the service - all of the staff were friendly and efficient. I will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DEMC4163
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

After working and managing 3 steak restaurants in Bristol I can honestly say this place has great steaks and they cook them brilliantly. Well seasoned and beautifully tender. Starters great too ! Lovely atmosphere and personable service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bristolboy89
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Have visited several times for food and never been disappointed. Lovely home cooked tasty meals, lamb was delicious. Great setting.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hollieg843
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I went here with my fiancé and 2 daughters to meet another couple for dinner on a Saturday night. The venue is lovely and the atmosphere relaxed. The dining room is really well done out and the menu offers some very interesting dishes. The steaks...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank KirstenJ494
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Whether it’s a drink or fine dining this pub has it all. Covers the complete spectrum whatever you want you can get it here. Great beer and special food always available

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ben A
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Food was good but expensive and vegetables are not served with the main meal but the server didn't explain this and offer to add them to our order when our order was taken. Nice busy atmosphere, friendly bar staff. I found the furniture quite uncomfortable...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank mischief47
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The staff are very good and welcoming. Delicious and nutritious food and beverages. The highly trained staff were there to help me throughout my amazing experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tomnapper51ten
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

For any occasion or a pop in visit, this pub is great for any. The staff are really welcoming and friendly, with a fast service. The food is delicious and always hot. Prices are reasonable too! The decor is modern and cosy, located in a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TaylorJaeSmith
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I came here for a wedding earlier this year. The field at the back was used as the main part of the event and it was a lovely day making it all the much better. The location itself was lovely and the pub was good...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Rocked up on a busy Thursday evening ,no booking , no dramas in getting seated . Fantastic food , good service, veg curry was fantastic, in typical valley commando , I took it half and half. Looking forward to booking a meal with family. Dai

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daigow1967
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Restaurant Details

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