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“Great Food, Lovely Staff ”
Review of The Blinkin' Owl

The Blinkin' Owl
Ranked #4 of 89 Restaurants in Cwmbran
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 18
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Recently refurbished, it's been transformed into a cosy family friendly pub. Fantastic food for fantastic prices! Special offers on every month.The kitchen has been given a 5* for scores on the doors from EHO.We have Sky & BT Sport! Pool table - free pool is on a Thursday. Tuesday is Quiz night & Bingo from 9pm. Friday is is karaoke night. With a friendly, inviting atmosphere, and excellent customer service, this local pub offers a great experience. If it's a family birthday or special event, or you just don't fancy cooking and want a tasty meal, you won't be disappointed with us. We take bookings, so call us to reserve your table. Sunday lunch we recommend booking in advance as food is cooked fresh.Food is served 12-9pm Monday-Saturday, and a Sunday 12-7pm
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Made a quick visit after work one even with my partner to have something to eat. Service was brilliant, shout out the Michelle, Nick and Gareth! Food was lovely, compliments to the chef.

Thank AYRM9686
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GavinBDavies1981, General Manager at The Blinkin' Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hello AYRM9686,
Sounds like you joined us on Tuesday with those 3 members of staff working. I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the front of house staff and also the chef (another Gareth) & hopefully we will see you again soon!
Regards
Gavin

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We visited on Sunday on the off chance they could fit us in with the requirement of a last minute emergency Sunday roast for a family of four. We got a table no problem and were welcomed by very courteous and polite staff.

We ordered at the bar and paid the very reasonably priced sum for four roast dinners and four drinks. The drinks arrived at our table within seconds and the lunches followed just a few minutes after. Between us we sampled all three meats on offer and everyone agreed that it was cooked very nicely indeed. The portion sizes, including the children meals (which at £3.49 are very good sizes) were sufficient and everything was genuinely very, very nice indeed.

My only minor gripe is that it should be illegal to service Sunday dinner without peas, and the veg choice of cabbage, broccoli and carrots just left me questioning the absence of peas for the remainder of the day.

In all seriousness though, the food was excellent, prices were fair and the service absolutely excellent.

We will definitely be back, and you better have peas next time!

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GavinBDavies1981, General Manager at The Blinkin' Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hello LeeDJones,

Sounds like I have a solution for when you join us next time! We'll defo add peas for you! We add peas on most of our dishes from Cod & Chips, Taverners Chicken etc etc so usually mix it up for the Sunday Lunches. However we do have a few regulars that request peas be on there Sunday dinner along with the other veg.

Glad to hear the rest of your trip was 5* and look forward to you joining us again very soon!

Thanks

Gavin

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Decided at last minute to eat for lunch was not disappointed. Although we live locally haven't been in the Blinking Owl for years. We had excellent lunch. My partner had ribs and I had Lasagne both were very well presented and cooked to perfection. Very friendly staff and quick service. Will definitely be back with grandchildren in tow !

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GavinBDavies1981, Manager at The Blinkin' Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hello ajmarina1,

Thanks for leaving us a great review and really great to hear that although you've not been to the pub for years, your now going to join us more often! I'll pass the comments onto the Chefs that were working as well yesterday.
Many thanks
Gavin

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch on March 17th, despite the day being cold there was a warm welcome at this pub.
My husband had the ultimate mixed grill and every element of the dish was cooked to perfection. I had the chicken and bacon pie which was delicious.
Gavin and Chloe are really friendly and we are looking forward to visiting again soon. The whole atmosphere in the pub is also laid back and friendly.

Thank sharonkitty72
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GavinBDavies1981, General Manager at The Blinkin' Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Helllo Sharonkitty72,
Great to see you again at The Blinkin' Owl and that you really enjoy your time with us. Thanks for leaving us a review here as it really is appreciated!
Thanks!
Gavin

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Well looked after by very helpful and attentive Gareth. Excellent pub experience served good wine then ordered house curry of the day. A chicken Baltic and I asked for a little extra spice. It was the best pub curry I’ve ever had!

Thank Matt_Walkden
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GavinBDavies1981, General Manager at The Blinkin' Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Matt_Walkden,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review about your stay. Gareth said you really enjoyed the Malbec (good choice!). The Balti has also been a firm favourite recently with our regulars on Rugby days, so glad you enjoyed it too!
I'll be sure to pass your comments onto our team and hopefully you'll visit us again when in South Wales next!
Regards
Gavin

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