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Islwyn Inn

££ - £££British, ,
29 Glanhowy Road, Blackwood NP12 2HN, Wales
+44 7927 907491
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“flatbread” (3 reviews)
“lamb rump” (2 reviews)
“theme nights” (16 reviews)
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British, Pub, Welsh, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
29 Glanhowy Road, Blackwood NP12 2HN, Wales
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Booked the restaurant for a large function. Well set out and amazing food. The smoked salmon stuffed with mackerel was to die for. The best starter I have ever had! Dinner just got better and better. Nothing too much trouble for the staff. A friendly...More

Thank Ceri F
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I attended a group Christmas lunch. Despite the fact we'd packed out the whole place, the food and service was as excellent as it is for regular Sunday lunch. The bar and waiting staff are always friendly and accommodating. The food is always of a...More

Thank J0Dav
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My third time here and as good as the the two other visits .I recommended this place to my family who has never heard of the place ( living half hour or so away ) they joined me on this occasion and they were as...More

Thank karl s
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Booked for Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday. Two adults and one teenager. A very good choice of starters, main course and desserts. The food was very well presented and tasted good. The service was efficient and very friendly. Many thanks to you all. It...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I attend EVERY theme night at the Islwyn Inn. The last few (Australian, Portuguese and German) have all been new nights, and it was great to experience these new foods. The nights are always sold out... which shows just how popular they are, with many...More

Thank nathansmith0
Reviewed 18 November 2016

My partner and I recently attended a themed 'Australian Night' for an anniversary. We had been told about the Islwyn Inn by a colleague and after weeks of looking forward to a treat and a good night out we were very disappointed by the whole...More

2  Thank Tigerbella1964
Reviewed 17 November 2016

When phoned up for a table for 5 and this was 4 Adults and 1 Child they said sorry but No because there was loads of Alcohol on the premises and Children were not allowed after 7pm. Very Very Diappointed with this especially this day...More

2  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Attended as part of a formal function. November 2016. 3 courses. Soup, roast, sweet. The food was presented well. It all tasted very good. The service from the bar to the restaurant was fantastic. The pub I believe was a former school house years ago....More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very nice restaurant, well laid out, fast service and excellent furnishings. Veggie Sunday lunch option was weird though.

Thank T1JMO
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I booked this place for a family meal to celebrate my parents' fortieth wedding anniversary. We were a party of ten; none of us had been here before, but it was highly recommended. I can say it definitely did not disappoint. My only cautionary advice...More

1  Thank minthepup666
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Questions & Answers
2 September 2017|
Response from Judith R | Reviewed this property |
As far as I am aware. Try Sunday 11.00 am. Normally preparing lunches .
6 August 2017|
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Response from Judith R | Reviewed this property |
No. Open for themed evenings but Lunches only on Sunday.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Nichola H | Property representative |
The restaurant serves food up until 4.30. The bar is open all night then.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$33
British, Pub, Welsh, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:30
18:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Glanhowy Road, Blackwood NP12 2HN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Caerphilly County  >  Blackwood
  • Phone Number: +44 7927 907491
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The Islwyn Inn is a modern, friendly restaurant and lounge. We are a family run business with a Welsh theme, and we are proud to source our food from local Welsh suppliers whenever possible, which is then freshly prepared on the premises.The Islwyn Inn offers a range of food and dining options, as well as serving tapas and a lounge menu. We also run a variety of theme nights. Throughout the year we have Italian, French, Chinese, Caribbean, Mexican, Indian, American & Cajun, Spanish, Scottish (Burn’s Supper), Welsh, Mediterranean, Australian, Portuguese & a special Six Nations Rugby Theme.
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