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The Grand Pavilion

Esplanade, Porthcawl CF36 3YW, Wales
+44 1656 815995
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A Pavilion on the Prom

Hubby and I holidayed in Porthcawl last week. We walked past this iconic building several times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jilly2903
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Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
Awful

Met a friend on Porthcawl seafront and decided to call in the Pavilion for a drinks, we were hoping... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lesleyy
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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The Grand Pavilion Theatre is Bridgend county borough's premier entertainment venue. This iconic theatre on Porthcawl's seafront opened in 1932 and features many architectural features of the time but notably its domed room illuminated by 300 lights. The Grand Pavilion is a multipurpose venue hosting a variety of concerts, conferences and weddings throughout the year as well as regular comedy, jazz club and art exhibitions. The seafront cafe is open daily and has unrivalled views across the Bristol channel towards Exmoor.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“afternoon tea” (13 reviews)
“cake” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Esplanade, Porthcawl CF36 3YW, Wales
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+44 1656 815995
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"afternoon tea"
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"lovely theatre"
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"cake"
in 7 reviews
"staff were lovely"
in 3 reviews
"small theatre"
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"leo sayer"
in 2 reviews
"sunday carvery"
in 4 reviews
"lovely evening"
in 2 reviews
"balcony seating"
in 2 reviews
"dance floor"
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"sleeping beauty"
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"pre show"
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"seabank hotel"
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"last night"
in 5 reviews
"nice bar"
in 2 reviews
"plenty of choice"
in 2 reviews
"money spent"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I holidayed in Porthcawl last week. We walked past this iconic building several times. It opened in 1932. I liked its octagonal domed roof. As well as being a theatre, it also has a seafront cafe bar.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met a friend on Porthcawl seafront and decided to call in the Pavilion for a drinks, we were hoping to have a glass of beer, but the bar was shut, so opted for coffee. Our friend ordered the drinks, there was no table service, we...More

1  Thank lesleyy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location right on the sea front good for food or coffee they have good shows in the evening well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

First visit here. Great night with friends to see the Rhythm of The Night show, had a drink in the very pleasant and relaxing bar looking out to the beach. Huge queues for the toilet as there seemed to be only 6 (ladies) cubicles which...More

1  Thank suzie337
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visit as a family almost monthly. Great selection of shows. Friendly, helpful staff. Worth a visit.

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of different events taking place at Porthcawl Grand Pavilion ! Check out their website via a search engine at this historic building on the Porthcawl sea front

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Went to watch the alexander o neal show. Good show and the venue was ok. Not used the food or bar areas as of yet but will soon as off to see the south soon. In need of money spent on toilet revamp which i...More

Thank morgannwg64
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Visited for the high tea. Venue wasn’t busy, and we got a great table by the window overlooking the water. Service was great. Food was plentiful, sandwiches for 2 overflowed onto 2 plates. 1 scone each, and a great selection of sweets (cake, macaroons). They...More

Thank prettyinpink71
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Firstly, I'd like to say we saw Porthcawl Comp do Phatom of the Opera which is highly deserving of over 5 stars. This review is based on venue alone and not the production! A little dingy, smelt like old people. Cafe (and I mean "cafe")...More

1  Thank Laurageary
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went to see Cinderella in the grand pavilion. There are 3 generations of us and we all go for a wonderful afternoons entertainment every year. Yet again they excelled themselves. It was colourful, clever, funny and the children adored every minute. Well done again

Thank denz365
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