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The Boar's Head

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Tylagarw, Pontyclun CF72 9EZ, Wales
+44 1443 225400
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about this establishment from a few friends and being an amateur resturant critic (see previous submissions) I thought my wife (professional chef) and I would visit and see what the fuss was about, and to say the least we were impressed, great cask ales, great service and fantastic food, if your thinking a an evening out this... More 

Thank Sarin22
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lasagne was great, as was the green Thai curry and the beef pie and steak.The salad on the side looked limp. The chips were fantastic. Service was quick. The desserts really let the pub down.

Thank Ruth A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here a few time and find the staff both very friendly and efficient. The food is excellent and served hot.

Thank Mandy F
Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Thisis like a throwback to yesteryear as it is a quaint local pub, serving excellent food, supported by a fine range of award winning cask ales. Lovely location with a large beer garden which is superb in the summer months, especially if you want a safe play area for the children! Can reccomend Sunday lunch - two courses at a... More 

Thank Gregari0
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78 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Not all that! We had Sunday lunch here which wasn't great at all. Having to order drinks at the bar our selves wasn't appealing either. As soon as we sat we were prompted by a waitress who just asked what meat we wanted - no menus? We ordered all Sunday dinners as that's all they served on a Sunday. Chicken... More 

2 Thank rebeklk
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Been here quite a few times. Friendly staff lovely food great pub and well run. We book and go there in a large group including all the grandchildren for birthday gatherings. They have child meals as well and look after you really well.

1 Thank rolsey
Talbot Green, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We discovered this pub just over a year ago and cannot fault it on all levels. My partner enjoys sampling all the real ales and you can't fault the good value food - both evening meals and Sunday lunch. We have experienced watching the 6 nations here and really enjoyed the half time food. The beer garden is lush in... More 

Thank Cherylwill
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Arriving after a decent bike ride around the Vale the welcome at the Boars Head did not disappoint. Window seat, fire burning, superbly kept cask ales, and a glowing atmosphere - cliches but very true! It was all there. No rush, no hassle, and very much idyllic. If you want to impress your friends this is the experience and quiet... More 

Thank brentwalker763
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I have been quite a few times and never disappointed! It is a beautifully decorated, quirky pub with a lovely homely feel. The food is delicious, there is a good selection of drinks and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. In the summer the beer garden is great, we have brought our husky to the beer garden and he... More 

Thank Rebecca S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a charming old inn where good feed is assured. I was there for Sunday lunch, a wide choice of meats, perfectly cooked veg and friendly, efficient service. Oh, and the dessert was pretty amazing too!

Thank Julie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tylagarw, Pontyclun CF72 9EZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Pontyclun
  • Phone Number: +44 1443 225400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?