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“Popular local pub with mind-boggling menu”
Review of The Coal Hole

The Coal Hole
Ranked #32 of 60 Restaurants in Blackwood
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

A popular traditional locals pub that's often busy, occasionally full to capacity.

The food menu is vast with a wide range of different styles of food. Enough to keep everyone happy.

In this part of Wales no pubs really do the home made, fresh approach to food. Within this context the Coal Hole is one of the best in terms of range, value, taste and portion size.

The inside is traditional with some interesting touches - some old technology as ornaments. The outside would be nicer without the permanent scaffolding.

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

This traditional old pub with lovely stone/slate walls, is almost next door to Gellihaf House B&B, but there's good parking if you do drive. It tends to be busy so not a bad idea to phone to check.
The menu, like most Welsh pubs is varied with everything home-cooked to order. We went for what you can't get in nmost places any more - real old-fashioned fare - "homemade faggots" (they also have some from the local butcher) and stuffed lamb's hearts with mushy peas or veg. There's good Welsh beer on tap too.
We chatted with the locals in English and heard some great tales from "the Pits" ( that's mines for you Saesnegs).
This is a cash only pub - no debit or credit cards - but the prices are reasonable.

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