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The Grand Pavilion

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Pleasant surroundings

this Restaurant/cafe has been refurbished recently bringing it up to date with modern outlook and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bridgend County, United Kingdom
Great little theatre with reasonable prices

My husband and I booked tickets to see Avenue Q. The ticket prices were very reasonable, as were... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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“afternoon tea”(13 reviews)
“lovely venue”(7 reviews)
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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...more
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Esplanade, Porthcawl CF36 3YW, Wales
+44 1656 815995
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All reviews afternoon tea lovely venue cake rich hall staff were lovely great night sea front up to date overlooking the sea elvis festival visiting porthcawl panto theatre cinderella performance cast interval
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great fun pantomime for all the family. No highly paid celebrities from TV, sport, etc. Just a great little theatre company providing a very slick show. My granddaughters could not stopped talking about it. They loved the fact that The 12 days of Christmas routine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlanR179
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to see Abbamania which was amazing! It’s got a lovely bar/restaurant attached to it on one side & then the theatre itself the other end it’s on the sea front in Porthcawl South Wales & is surrounded by hotels/ guest houses, restaurants, bars,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited many times, some great shows all reasonably priced. something for everyone in a spectacular location on the sea front

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nodnyl11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The theatre is a nice size bit the temporary seating is not comfortable and far too close to each other. Had a drink in the bar- relatively expensive g&t and no ice or lemon available til ‘later’. You k ow the show will be on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cider_sun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this Restaurant/cafe has been refurbished recently bringing it up to date with modern outlook and decor and is a comfortable restful position with tables chairs and settees overlooking the sea front of Porthcawl which is under construction and not far off completion. Outside on a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jandg553
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok venue Rich Hall was great. Bar queue way too long with officious bouncers telling you the bar is closed when all you want is a quick coke. Not really sure what some of the staff were doing. They'd be better off putting them on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ajexcel
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Recently visited the cafe bar for a coffee after hearing that it had been taken back in house by the venue management. Amazing improvements not just the decor but quality of coffee, menu and overall service. Keep up the good work guys and im sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Texmexducks
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked tickets to see Avenue Q. The ticket prices were very reasonable, as were the cost of our drinks at the venue. The production was enjoyable. We will be looking for future events!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sheep_green
Reviewed 4 October 2018

A great venue for this annual event. The atmosphere was great and the acoustic qualities of the building enhanced the quality of the fine performances of the acts. Nice to see this once labled “white elephant” being used to its full benefit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martynls
Reviewed 30 September 2018

In desperate need of good management (,I’m not sure but believe it’s council run ) it could be fantastic place the position couldn’t be better and yesterday Saturday 29th sept with the music coming from the roof was FANTASTIC the seating outside the pavilion had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Steve J
10 December 2018|
Response from Jilly2903 | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramped entrance and level access to all of the ground floor. You would need to contact the venue direct regarding assistance with disabled access to the balcony.
Will W
25 October 2018|
Response from peterlfc1964 | Reviewed this property |
yes and yes , but plastic glasses only.