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The Bumble Bee


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The Bumble Bee is a beautifully decorated newly refurbished pub offering everything you could want from a visit. From the elegant surroundings of the quaint Welsh town of Blackwood in Gwent, to the high standard of food and customer service within a traditional pub setting, whatever your needs, you are sure to have a pleasant experience each time you stop by. When the sun is shining there is no better place to be than enjoying a refreshing drink in the Bumble Bee's outdoor seating area
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Grill, British, Pub
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been past this place many times and kept saying i had to try it , well tried it today as a trial run before booking for next week having a large birthday group meal ! have to say we were very disappointed did not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alison b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and great value for money at this very clean and tidy pub. Our steak was as we asked it to be, there were no issues at all. I would recommend this fine pub come resturant .

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Philip G
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We've been to the bumble bee numerous times over the years at first the food was amazing then standards slipped somewhat so gave it a wide berth opting to use others in the Marstons chain. We gave it a try recently & seemed promising. Our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tinks007
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Popped in with hubby for a steak. Food was brought quickly. Both ordered sirloins as ran out of ribeye. While mine was lovely however husband found a short red hair in his food. Spoke to waitress (lovely Girl) who took his plate apologised and said...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

My partner and I came to eat with two friends and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our mixed grills were huge. I wasn't expecting so much meat, especially for a 2 for 1. The waitresses were fantastic, all chatty and were genuinely nice ladies who provided...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RhiannonH89
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

2 for 1 chain pub. Was nice but not the best. Chips are frozen and food seems.to be a little rushed..but I could of been there on a bad day

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulpL8955FN
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Good overall experience Served quickly food good quality only niggle portions are inconsistent We had same meal one was good size other one was at least a third smaller

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Darren C
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Absolutely discusting i dont need to say much as the pictures say it all. This is my second visit in two weeks and they ate exactly the same as they were. On top of that over charged for meal by manager not great wont be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Ignore the poor reviews. This is an excellent place for a meal.4 of us ate there on a Saturday evening having booked table. It was very busy but we were served with drinks at bar and shown to our table quickly by pleasant young man....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 10Val05
carlk49, Manager at The Bumble Bee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Dear 10Val05, Thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for a 5 star review. I am glad to hear your visit met all your expectations. We all look forward to seeing you again with us very soon. Thanking you, Carl...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the Bumble Bee on a Sunday evening to enjoy a family Christmas meal.Unfortunately the Christmas meals two for one were all sold out. We then ordered a gammon and chips, Steak and chips and a lamb dinner. The gammon had to be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jas G
carlk49, Manager at The Bumble Bee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Dear Jas G, Thank you for taking the time to review us. The Christmas meals are subject to a pre-order and paying a £5 deposit per person. If you did not do this then you would not receive a Christmas meal. All the Christmas menus...More

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Response from carlk49 | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed in the beer garden as long as they are kept on a lead.
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