The Castell Y Bwch Inn

The Castell Y Bwch Inn

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Mon
12:00 - 22:00
Tue
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£3.00 – £12.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant have live music
About
The Castell-y-Bwch is a traditional family run pub. Dating back to the 17th century, the family-friendly pub wears its history with sublime style, providing an authentic, atmospheric setting in which to enjoy fine food and drink. Possessing a jewel in the crown of any countryside pub - a proper log fire, for those cold winter nights, along with its old oak beams, and separate dining area, it is the picture-perfect Welsh country pub. As well as being warm and cosy inside, there's also extensive outside seating for the 3 days a year that it's actually sunny in the UK, an undercover area for the year round rain in Wales, with fantastic new children's play area and to top all of this off, it is renowned far and wide for our absolutely spectacular view, which alone is worth the visit
PRICE RANGE
£3.00 – £12.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles967 reviews
Excellent
588
Very good
140
Average
66
Poor
66
Terrible
107
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Kerry070272
Cwmbran2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
I ordered Sunday lunch to be delivered last Sunday, 29th March. Although we are going through the Coronavirus pandemic, the Castell y Bwch are still delivering food from their menu. I ordered three lamb adult dinners @ £8.95 each, which were generously portioned and absolutely beautiful to taste. I also ordered a side order of cauliflower cheese @ £2.95. These are for two persons. Again. the portion was extremely generous and beautiful to taste. I will be ordering again next week without a doubt. I highly recommend the Castell y bwch.
Written 3 April 2020
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Steve M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 family
I placed a pre-book order a couple of days in advance for myself and my mum's lamb Easter dinner and strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake with a cheeky bottle of I♥️ rose for mum, ( That's mum's Easter presents sorted lol thank u lol) . We was given a delivery time between 1-2pm and it turned up nice and early we opened it up and it was huge we sat down to eat it in the comfort of our house it's was bloody lovely best cooked dinner I had in a long time. And the strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake was to die for. The delivery driver she was polite and minimal contact in the testing times we are in . It has been a easy process from phoning up the castle to pre-book to have it delivered on time and to sit down and enjoy the spectacular food received so I'd like to thank all the staff for making my Easter lockdown Sunday a bloody good one thank you keep up the good work and will definitely order again stay safe guys Many thanks Steve Ps forgot to take a photo of the cheesecake it was mmmmmm amazing .
Written 12 April 2020
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Tabitha L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
We had a lovely big family meal here in December. The staff were kind and attentive and made it special by having a Santa visit to give the kids presents. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and considering the amount of people they were very well organised. Thomas the barman was very knowledgable about the alcohol on sale there and was very polite and helpful. Well done all 💙
Written 27 January 2020
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Debcal1966
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
I am very disappointed with their service. I ordered 2 adult beef dinners & a side order of cauliflower cheese to be delivered today. I was quoted 4 different prices which varied from £27.90 to £54.75 😳 It arrived in time for tea with no cauliflower cheese. I text & phoned the pub to complain & they said someone would bring the missing side order straight away. After waiting a few hours & nothing I phoned again & was told that someone had come back with the cauliflower cheese & they said no one answered, but I was in all day so don’t think that’s true. So they again promised to deliver ANOTHER cauliflower cheese with a promise of 2 complimentary desserts and guess what . . . . , no delivery. This is not the way to run a business, false promises , very disappointing!
Written 9 May 2021
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JAMES C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
I used to love going here, so visited yesterday 22/05/21 and was truly disappointed. At first I could understand the longer wait as only 2 staff were working but then several more staff arrived and stood around not doing much. We waited over an hour for our starters which were nachos and couldn't eat them due to the cheese that were put on them and the sauce (salsa) that they were dressed in. Eventually our mains came and my burger was covered in grease, and came with burger sauce which was not stated. My partner waited over 10 mins for her main which when it come she took 2 mouthfuls and couldn't eat no more. The staff noticed we didn't eat much of the food but didn't query this or ask how was the food. Very disappointed as used to go here often, don't think I will be returning, their personal friends were, which were going behind the bar and in the kitchen were given a good service but us normal customers did not receive the same treatment.
Written 22 May 2021
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Ms S Tara
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 solo
Ordered a roast dinner today for easter Sunday. Dont usually order a Sunday dinner out because I'm fussy when it comes to a good roast but fair play Castell y Bwch was absolutly 10/10... From ordering, paying over phone, quick delivery, great price and the dinner its self was spot on. Very hearty cooked food. My favourite was the roast potatoes! The meat (I had the beef) was cooked absolutly perfectly and lots of it! Giant homemade yorkie, lots of tasty vegetables & gravy and very nicely made mash. Really enjoyed the whole dinner and service. Kind of worried I'm going to be ordering a lot of these and become lazy in the kitchen ha ha! Thank you for a lovely Easter dinner!!! Highly recommend **I'd seen a status half hour before ordering on Facebook of an local man saying he had a lamb dinner delivered and how lovely it was which made me order and it did not disappoint**
Written 12 April 2020
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Gareth Rodrigues
Newport1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 friends
So, I came to the restaurant with a friend and not sure that any type of review could justify the horrors that I was subject to on this day. This restaurant is run by delinquents. From a horridious bartender creating deals on her own accord to her threatening to spit in my shots i’m absolutely horrified. The chef decided to go home at 7:30PM over 3 hours before the restaurant closed, which rendered us without food. The location couldn’t be worse, if it wasn’t for the picturesque countryside I don’t think I’d ever of ventured to this desolate establishment. The staff were worse than WORSE and overall may of been one of the worst restaurants that I’ve ever been to. To the parents of children, do not under any circumstances take your children to an establishment like this as you will leave disappointed and mortified. If only there was a way to review a restraint negatively. Stay safe before travelling to such a horrific restaurant. Disappointed, but not suprised.
Written 19 September 2021
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craig a
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
Easily the worst dining out experience ever encountered. Table booked for 5pm for 15 people. Ordered food just after 5.40pm first meal arrived at 6.50pm last meal arrived at 8.10pm!!!! We only ordered mains no starters. First meals out were really nice but they progressively worse and the last ones out were burnt and inedible. Three meals were completely wrong on arrival. One person ordered fish but got fish cakes when questioned were told " well we didn't have fish so the chef did that instead" no consultantion just a different meal. This could have been done as three other meals had been changed due to them not having any left ( understandable with the current UK delivery problems so I'm not complaining about them not having something ). 5 mixed grills no black pudding but not told this until it arrived out on the table two hours later. We Cancelled the side orders in the end as they hadn't come out an hour after those main courses had been out. Kids pizza came out 50 mins into the courses arrivals and when it arrived it was a Chicago town frozen pizza so could have easily come out at the beginning. To be fair the front of house staff worked hard and were very apologetic the whole way thru but things were very heated towards the end which is completely understandable after main meals were still arriving over 3 hours of us being there. The bill was very heavily discounted at the end but that's not enough to anywhere near make up for the awful experience and definitely isn't enough to encourage us to return. Knowbody wants to see a business fail but this one is doomed unless some serious changes are made immediately.
Written 26 September 2021
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C a J
Stourport on Severn24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
Arrived and our table wasn’t ready, no high chair for my son which I asked for when booking. Nobody took our drink orders and we wasn’t given a menu, the woman told us off the top of her head. Dinner came, it was hot but the roast potatoes where black and the meat was very dry. We asked for mint sauce and pepper, this never came. A couple where then sat next to us, may aswell of been sat on my lap they where that close. Absolutely no social distancing in place what so ever. The pub was full!! We will not be returning
Written 6 September 2020
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Kaia O'Sullivan James
Pontypool87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 friends
We've been wanting to try a new place for a while so this place seemed like the obvious choice after seeing pictures on Facebook. We ordered jalapeno and lime chicken wings, the Mexican loaded fries and a minted lamb shish kebab. The delivery time was communicated well, the food turned up bang on time and the driver was friendly, helpful and more importantly, found us which takes a bit of effort. The chicken wings were cooked well and the flavours really complimented each other brilliantly. The lamb shish was lovely. The portions were generous but not to the point where we were unable to move afterwards. You could really tell the lamb was cooked fresh and the marinade wasn't too oily. Tasted lovely, too. A quality kebab. The thing we were most excited for was the loaded fries after seeing them posted everywhere online and we weren't disappointed. Usually loaded fries are very heavy but somehow these felt about twice as light as normal, which always helps. The toppings weren't too greasy either and the flavours really came through without being too overpowering which suits local taste perfectly. Very good, high pub grub and all for less than £20, delivery included. Somewhere on the list of places we need to revisit once we're allowed back out again.
Written 1 November 2020
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catcharlton
Cwmbran3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We ordered a meal to be delivered comprising of burgers, fries and a dessert. Food arrived a little early but delivery driver was incredibly apologetic that it was a bit early which was nice. Excellent quality food, especially for an establishment that probably hasn't been delivering for very long. Especially liked the stilton fries and the peanut butter dessert. Would definitely use again as a change from the standard Indian/Chinese takeaway options.
Written 26 October 2020
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Kaia O'Sullivan James
Pontypool87 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 friends
After having such a good takeaway from the Castell during lockdown, we were glad to discover they also did a Sunday dinner but unfortunately, we couldn't have had a more different experience. We preordered a lamb dinner for delivery but was then later told that lamb wasn't available so opted for chicken along with chicken goujons and an apple crumble. The delivery time was communicated clearly and the driver turned up within the time frame. The chicken goujons were lovely. They were cooked well and tasted fresh but unfortunately, the apple crumble we were expecting was replaced with apple pie. When we looked at their Facebook page, it was made clear that you could have either or but we were under the impression that the apple pie was an option if the crumble had run out and it wasn't clearly communicated that they randomly choose which one you have rather allocate them on a first come, first served basis. Despite this though, the apple pie was nice enough, I just would have picked a different dessert if I'd known about the way they operate it. The roast dinner, unfortunately, was the worst part of the meal. The chicken breast was overcooked, it was tough and dry and not easy to cut at all. The roast potatoes were hard and the mash wasn't nice at all, almost as if it was made from instant. The parsnips were soft and we couldn't taste any of the glazed honey, the gravy was very watery, the cabbage was hard, the Yorkshire pudding was soggy and the stuffing had no taste to it at all. Otherwise though, the veg was either soggy and boiled to death. Honestly, this meal was so different to the others we've previously had from this place that we think they may have a different chef in to do the dinners. It definitely seems so since we've had such lovely pub food from them before.
Written 2 December 2020
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Alex P
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
We arrived for a family lunch, having booked a table outside. Upon arrival we were told to find a table and take a seat (so far so good). 15 minutes later, our waitress arrived to take our drinks order. As she arrived, I asked the most simple of questions "What do you have on draft" - to this she responded "I don't know." with a Vicky Pollard type attitude/eye roll. To this I simply said, right - in that case surprise my with a pint of Lager of some sort.... This didn't turn up for 40 minutes. After chasing twice, I simply walked to the bar and offered to collect it myself to save them a journey. I would also like to highlight the fact that not a single staff member was wearing a mask.... My family then arrived and again placed another drinks order - the waitress again had no knowledge of what they sold, and simply shrugged and walked away having told us to go in and order if we want to know what there is. The staff member behind the bar, whom I can only assume was some sort of supervisor had the worst attitude I have ever experienced. I would recommend all future guests avoid asking for a receipt, you will be met with vitriol. Long story short, we decided not to order our food and instead simply walked away. We saw the quality of the sunday lunch being served, and it looked like something you would find in the microwave section of your local supermarket. In summary: Avoid at all costs.
Written 9 June 2021
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Anthony P
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
I thought it would be a nice gesture on my part to send two meals to friends who where without a kitchen as it was being refurbished during lockdown. I phoned the order through the day before and was quoted a price for the meal. Which I paid within the hour of order by bank transfer. The next evening I chased up the order as it was arranged to be delivered by 17:00. on the Sunday. It was 17:15 when I phoned. The food arrived at 17:35, was stone cold and one of the mains had been substituted for a cheaper meal. Upon checking the menu. It seems I had been quoted the wrong price initially. So my bank transfer would not cover the cost of the entire meal. Why didn't a member of staff contact me as they had my phone number and paying the amended amount wouldn't have been a problem. With 24hrs between myself placing the order and it being delivered, I think that is ample time to correct any errors made by your staff. I am totally disappointed by the unprofessionally executed home delivery service of this establishment. I will not be ordering anything again. Which is a shame, as I was told after blastng it in the microwave it was really tasty.
Written 28 February 2021
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Tt2
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
I dined with a friend and family here. Although the setting was lovely. It was reuined by the poor presentation of food and giving my vegetarian friend my meat burger...good job i spotted this before she took a bite. The staff were rude whilst serving when they were at the bar and waitresses dark hair x2 either stared at you or gave you attitude. Shame as such a lovely place location, layout and scenic view wise
Written 30 August 2020
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