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East Street, Newport SA42 0SY, Wales
+44 1239 820575
Wed - Sun 18:15 - 21:00
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My husband and I dined at Cnapan whenever possible during the long time the Lloyd/Cooper family has been running. Lately, eating there with friends the meals have been better than ever. The attention to detail is quite amazing and there is such a friendly atmosphere. But the tragedy is that the restaurant is closing and Judi, Mike and their son... More 

Thank sandpwms
Crawley, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We heard that the owners of Cnapan were retiring and decided we had to have one last dinner with our local friends. So we travelled from Sussex for the occasion, we had a superb evening meal which will be long remembered. So just to wish Michael and Judith well for the future and thanks for so many memorable meals and... More 

Thank PAH1953
St. Dogmaels, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Another visit to Cnapan this time for a birthday meal, usual friendly welcome and drink in comfortable reception room. The food is wonderful, beautifully cooked and presented and says ' eat me', vegetables are a joy, always different, this time there was a pureed parsnip and baked beetroot to compliment the potatoes and carrot dishes. I love this place, it's... More 

Thank JoHutchings
Whitland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We have always had an excellent experience at Cnapan which makes it even sadder that it is closing as a restaurant ! For years it has been at the forefront of good dining in west Wales.Somewhere that we could take friends and family with confidence. I would recommend that you visit soon in the hope that we can persuade the... More 

Thank Garry B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great restaurant in charming old house.Family run and always very welcoming - very strongly feel it should be number 1 restaurant in Newport. - by far the best.The two and three course menus are good value.I have heard that Cnapan is closing its restaurant business but retaining the B and B - hope this is not true as it would... More 

Thank Jill H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We've been dining at Cnapan since 1991. It was then, and still is now, a wonderful place. Excellent service, use local produce, great chef. A real pleasure and a very special place.

Thank LynnTJ
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If TA allowed six stars, that's what we'd give Cnapan. We had one of the best meals here that we've ever eaten. The reception is warm and friendly, the ambience is charming, and the food nothing short of superb. My main course was the seafood pancake, but everything that both of us had was delicious. There's a well-chosen wine-list, and... More 

Thank Philip K
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204 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Once again we had a lovely evening at Cnapan. The food and serice is excellent. There were 14 of us. The food comes quickly and is refreshingly different. Lots of lovely vegetable dishes with the main courses. Home cooked, delicious and great value. We look forward to coming back!

Thank TheGeminiTravellers
Fishguard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Eating at the Cnapan was a truly memorable experience. The quality of the food from start to finish was incredible, and made our evening a special event. Our meal was a birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. The starter was a delectable mix of many small parcels of taste which paved the way for the best fillet steak we... More 

Thank charlie996
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great tastes provided by Judy, a real explosion in the palate. A real gem located in a family orientated environment.

Thank Corralejo415

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$40
British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:15 - 21:00
18:15 - 21:00
18:15 - 21:00
18:15 - 21:00
18:15 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Street, Newport SA42 0SY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Pembrokeshire  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1239 820575
Cnapan is a fine listed Georgian townhouse located in the historic centre of Newport/Trefdraeth which, in turn, lies nestled where the beautiful Preseli Hills roll down to meet the spectacular Pembrokeshire National Park Coast. It is a house with a “lived-in” and loved feeling and from the generous hallway with its traditional oak Welsh dresser crowded with old family treasures, to the spacious pretty bedrooms, you will immediately feel at home in this comfortable house.Three generations of the Lloyds and Coopers have run Cnapan since 1984 and have featured in the Good Hotel Guide and The Good Food Guide continuously for more than 25 years. Michael & Judith Cooper and staff will give you the warmest of welcomes on your arrival at Cnapan.

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