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The Bull and Heifer is a small but vibrant little country pub in the heart of the village of Bettws Cedewain, near Newtown. It's a traditional black and white public house, with oodles of character and charm, where you are sure of a warm welcome, whenever you arrive.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Bull and Heifer is an excellent example of a really good dog friendly village pub… We are a family with two children (8 and 10) travelling with our four legged friend. The pub was warm and cosy with a lovely log fire burning and...the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. The staff were friendly and attentive and it really was a nice place to spend a few hours. We had the Salt Baked Beetroot and Goats Cheese, Tempura Pheasant and Tempura Chicken for starters. Cumberland Sausage, Root Veg Pie, Pan Roasted Chicken and Chicken Loaded Fries for mains. With the children having Bueno ice cream for dessert. All the food was excellent, well seasoned, well cooked and the portion sizes were perfect. There were no negatives with the location, meal or service and we will definitely be returning the next time we are visiting the area.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here for dinner. Very friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and most importantly, the food was amazing!! Shame we live so far away, I would definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this little gem while exploring mid Wales. Absolutely lovely little pub. Very friendly staff, kids had a game of pool before a fantastic dinner next to an open fire. Main course was lovely. We all tried something different and none of us were...disappointed (4 of us). I was well happy with a pint of Butty Bach, highly recommend if you like an ale. Finished off with what the wife described as the best double chocolate Brownie she has ever had. All in, it was reasonably priced, great food, beer and perfect service. Thank you for a very enjoyable visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have put that we were here for lunch, because we came on a Sunday and partook of the traditional Sunday Roast, but we actually booked a table for the early evening. I did have a little nagging concern that, going in the evening after...a busy Sunday lunch service, we might be getting the ends of the roasts and the kept warm sides, but my fears were completely ungrounded. We both went for Roast Pork and received large plates, stacked high, well presented and thoroughly delicious. A generous portion of meat and crackling, atop a veritable mound of vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Served piping hot, with hot plates. I really didn't think I was going to be able to finish, but the dessert menu proved too tempting and we indulged there as well. Service was friendly and attentive, without being too much and we felt very relaxed and in no rush. The menu on a Sunday is priced for either two courses or three, you would be challenged to manage three! We came away feeling very full but having thoroughly enjoyed the experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

This is a charming old pub in a pretty village with good food and friendly staff. I chose beef shin which I enjoyed, but I would have liked more saute potatoes and vegetables, as they were more of a garnish to the dish than a...portion served separately. This meant I was still hungry so had to have a sticky toffee pudding! Perhaps that's the idea. If you have a good appetite you might have to order an extra side dish, but that would of course make the meal more expensive. The wine is good, which makes a welcome change from most pubs who just concentrate on the beer. I enjoyed a very flavourful sauvignon blanc, and had to exercise self control not to have another.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Rump steak absolutely cooked to perfection. Poor selection of lagers. Cider very good. Definitely worth booking to avoid disappointment

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

A lovely cosy little country pub with first class food. Couldn't recommend this beautiful little place enough. Great food, well presented and delicious. Would recommend the Beetroot starter and the salt and pepper pheasant bites 👌🏻The service was great too with friendly staff and we...had a lovely, cosy table next to a warm fire. No faults. Great night celebrating our anniversary and will 100% be returning for every other anniversary hopefully 🥂 Thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

After the flood, the pubrestaurant have pulled out all the stops to get operating again and they've done a great job. It's good to be back! We had Sunday lunch today. just a main course and some drinks. The roast beef dinner was perfect as...usual, just the right amount of pink in the meat and fresh, delicious, perfectly seasoned veg. I was tempted, but there was something new on the menu - tempura battered chicken chilli burger. - Oh it was stunning. Not your usual Sunday lunch, but perfect!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Great meal, enjoyed the 2 course Sunday roast, waiting staff were friendly. Beautifully presented plate not overflowing

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

A very warm welcome from friendly and efficient staff. Nice, clean comfortable interior. A good range of dishes at reasonable prices and all well presented and good quality. The house Malbec was superb and a perfect accompaniment to the superb bacon chop I had. My...guest enjoyed a very good battered cod with the usual accompaniments and this was also of a very high standard. Portions were generous and satisfying. All in all a great place for a meal on any occasion.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Whilst staying in the local area, we visited the Bull and Heifer for dinner on Saturday evening having booked the table on line a few days earlier. The public bar area was very busy with locals (a good sign) who were very friendly but we...were served quickly and shown to our table in the restaurant area. The pub is a very old building and has been decorated in a manner very sympathetic to the age of the place with a great atmosphere. The food was excellent, so good infact that we booked in for Sunday lunch the following day, which was also extremely good. The staff are very friendly and efficient, food was great, drinks were good. There was nothing we didn't like and just wish more local pubs were run like this. Just one minor word of warning though, the ladies toilets are upstairs, so those with mobility issues might want to check with the pub if there is an accessible loo available.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Rump steak absolutely cooked to perfection. Poor selection of lagers. Cider very good. Definitely worth booking to avoid disappointment

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Can’t speak highly enough about this pub, warm welcoming friendly atmosphere, the staff are the best, the food is absolutely amazing, living in South wales we have a huge choice of restaurants near us in Cardiff and we have tried many but nothing has come...close this place. luckily for us we have family living in the village they know we have to visit here when we stay and quite a few times. Just to add a venue in a small village near us won best pub/restaurant in Wales the bull and hiefer beats it hands down.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

I’m a regular and the Bull never disappoints. Always a pleasure to dine there and it’s a highlight for family and friends visiting us from south Wales. They nail everything on the menu. Portion size, freshness, taste, quality, presentation. Always bang on. The management and...staff are a pleasure and they seem genuinely pleased to serve you. It’s difficult to call out any menu highlights, because everything is so good, but for me the beef, lamb kofta and chicken burgers are stunning. The loaded fries are melt in your mouth amazing. Both the bar tariff and menu prices are more than reasonable considering cost increases and inflation. Highly recommended for any occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

As soon as we entered we where greeted with a big smile and a hello . The two girls serving where very very friendly . The food was amazing. I will definitely be back . Thank you

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Bull & Heifer is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4