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The John Capel Hanbury - CLOSED

130-131 Osborne Road, Pontypool NP4 6LT, Wales
+44 1495 763329
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
25 Apr 2016
“Love this place ! ”
21 Apr 2016
“OK clean but uninteresting bar staff.”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$
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130-131 Osborne Road, Pontypool NP4 6LT, Wales
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I can't rate this great little pub highly enough. I eat here with friends, family , and as a couple. It's got a lovely warm inviting atmosphere , especially if you manage to get a table by the open fire. The service is always really...More

1  Thank sadeelisha
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, your feedback is always welcome to help us improve our service and we hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 21 April 2016

Not bad good prices great selection of beers. Food quick and fast sadly let down by a few staff they seem they don't want to be their and have a blank expression on their faces, not the happiest greetings but the grub and good cheap...More

1  Thank burt t
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, your feedback is always welcome to help us improve our service and we hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 9 February 2016

Enjoy most aspects of this place good food & beer at reasonable prices sometimes can be a little loud but to be expected when folks have a few bevvies. Love the steak & fish nights only problem for me is work the following day &...More

1  Thank celticbigblue
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Went in for food and ordered a gormet chicken burger the chicken was still frozen and was offered a coffee as a sorry not very good practiseMore

1  Thank garn5
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, your feedback is always welcome to help us improve our service and we hope you visit us again soon. I am sorry to hear that your meal was not up...More

Reviewed 31 December 2015

On entering the pub, all you could see were tables full of previous diners that hadn't been cleaned away. We were at this pub for 3 hours and there were tables around us that were not touched for the whole time. The whole place seems...More

1  Thank blaggers
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, your feedback is always welcome to help us improve our service and we were sorry to hear that the pub was not up to the standards you had expected from...More

Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Called in here after walking along the canal friendly staff nice clean and tidy pub drinks lots to choose from very cheap good all round well worth a visit.

Thank Linda F
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, your feedback is always welcome to help us improve our service and we hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2015

good for real ale and pretty cheap food not bad as well but have seen prices rising as of late .............................More

Thank garn5
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, as you have noticed price do change from time to time and always try to ensure we remain as competitive as possible locally though. Your feedback is always welcome to...More

Reviewed 16 October 2015

Wanted breakfast just after 8 in morning. Seemed only place open. Don't normally go into pubs that early but ...... Very good breakfast and great value. Refillable coffee and nice orange juice. I'll use again

Thank ronfromglasgow
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, your feedback is always welcome to help us improve our service and we hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2015

We ordered steak and kidney pudding with chips and gravy and peas there were only ten chips on the plate the pudding was burnt with little meet inside and we was given a small pot of gravy which barely covered the ten chips also ordered...More

Thank jadepurnell
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, I can only apologise that the meals you ordered were not sent out as we would have expected them to have been and that this was not corrected during your...More

Reviewed 8 October 2015

Staying in Pontypool before the Wales Uruguay Rugby match we were looking for somewhere with TV to watch the RSA versus Japan match. Surprised there was not more people watching with us but as the score got closer interest increased. Had great steak and chips...More

Thank thewilson99
Wetherspoon P, Manager at The John Capel Hanbury, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the John Capel Hanbury and giving us feedback here on TripAdvisor, your feedback is always welcome to help us improve our service and we hope you visit us again soon

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 3 - USD 17
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130-131 Osborne Road, Pontypool NP4 6LT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 763329
Description
This Wetherspoon pub is named after the last Squire of Pontypool, who was also a notable benefactor to the town. Pontypool's development really began in 1588, when Richard Hanbury, a London goldsmith, bought land here for making iron. The interests of the Hanbury family, and Pontypool, fluctuated, until Major John Hanbury (born 1664) decided to move to the town and build Pontypool House. The 158 acres of enclosed parkland were purchased by the council, in 1920, from John Capel Hanbury, the last Squire of Pontypool. He was a notable benefactor, gifting the sites of Pontypool Hospital, the grammar school, the library, the market and St Hilda's Church.