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The Unicorn Inn

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Albion Road, Pontypool NP4 6LE, Wales
+44 1495 751304
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for a birthday meal i had the surf & turf it was lovely good size meal very friendly staff would definitely be going again

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Thank Dianep D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing along with great pricing would recommend for a family tables were big and stable the bar also had a great selection of drinks

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Thank Owen M
Truro
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a group of us, we stopped for Sunday lunch as this venue had been recommended to us. First of all the upstairs room had very little atmosphere and was very cold. We waited ages for our food, I did not get my starter even though I reminded the waitress! but gave up as the rest of the group... More 

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Thank Margaret F
TiffanyDoc30, Manager at The Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for comment, i'm sorry that you feel that you had a bad experience with us. As your group was of 38 people we had to take each tables order individually, as our kitchen is very small and can not produce food for a group of your size all at the same time. I was personally running the floor... More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped her for lunch with a friend based on the TA reviews. It was ok, nothing special. The decor was straight out of late 70s early 80s town pubs. Plush reds and dark brown wood. Drinks were ok and there was plenty of choice. We had two pies which seem to be a bit of a favourite in the pub.... More 

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Thank Loncat
TiffanyDoc30, Manager at The Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we will take your comments on board to help us improve on the decor etc. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem up in Pontypool. Posh pub grub with massive portions! Gorgeous food, and really friendly staff who make this pub. Definitely a place to go if you're looking for a good meal out with family and friends. A lot better food and service than your typical harvester or table table restaurant. Highly recommend and looking forward to coming... More 

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Thank Natalie P
TiffanyDoc30, Manager at The Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are looking forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with work colleagues. Menu is usual pub grub ham,egg & chips, pie & chips, burgers, lasagne and baguettes etc for lunch. Portions are very generous. Good was freshly cooked and very tasty. Will visit again soon.

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Thank Slp209
TiffanyDoc30, Manager at The Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, hope to see you again soon! More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have never had a bad meal in this pub. It's a special find, it's rare to find good food and good friendly service. Excellent

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Thank Freezingwater2016
TiffanyDoc30, Manager at The Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Kind regards! More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Myself my partner and my best friend dropped into the pub this Sunday for a catch up and last minute decided to ask if we could be squeezed in for dinner. The pub was extremely busy as it usual is on a Sunday but despite this they made up a table for us and advised if we were happy to... More 

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Thank Natalie T
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Again we had a lovely meal at the Unicorn. Don't let the fact that it is an old fashioned looking pub put you off as the food is great. They are very accommodating so if you don't want a side like rice ask for something else they will always do their best to change it for you. We live a... More 

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Thank Michelle M
TiffanyDoc30, Manager at The Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment. Hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards More 

Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had my daughters baby shower here Saturday 01/10/16, Fabulous!!!!! The food was amazing, the staff were also amazing, really helpful. Have also had an evening meal here, and i have to say I could not fault a thing!!! Thanks to all the staff who were working Saturday.

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Thank Tracey D
TiffanyDoc30, Manager at The Unicorn Inn, responded to this review

Glad you had a lovely time, thank you for your kind review. Kind regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Albion Road, Pontypool NP4 6LE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 751304
Description
Pontypool's best kept secret! Serving freshly cooked food, including homemade desserts, mouth watering steaks, all your pub classics and chef's specials. Also serving some great real ales and freshly made coffee. All served in a warm relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?