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Beautiful little place.

I visit every weekend weather permitting, to meet my friends with their dogs. We have a meal then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The cafe is a narrowboat on land

A lovely place to visit for a cuppa and a snack or meal at the Narrowboat Café where the food is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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“lovely canal”(2 reviews)
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near Pontypool Park, Pontypool, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the basin could be a lovely little place, just needs a bit more investment by the local council. watch out for the idiots riding mopeds along the tow path, where are the police i would love to know.

Thank sprogg79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit every weekend weather permitting, to meet my friends with their dogs. We have a meal then walk our dogs along canal then back for Ice cream or coffee. The Boatyard Tea Room is a narrowboat up out of the water and serves lovely...More

Thank ladypjp
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit for a cuppa and a snack or meal at the Narrowboat Café where the food is lovely and made on the premises. Seating indoors, or outside where you can soak up the sun and lovely canal scene. Ideal starting and...More

Thank Silvergirl735764
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the basin to go canoeing on this bottom section of the Brecon & Monmouth Canal. The canal basin is a lovely spot and a great place to start out either walking or cycling the canal path or paddling the canal. The Boat cafe is...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Kelly and Jim are a father and daughter team that give you a fantastic experience in warm conversations and a laugh and great generous tasty food. You can take your dog with you and you can purchase dog Ice Cream and you get a water...More

Thank Rhisiart M
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Hidden from view but signposted from the junction by Pontypool Park gates, follow the boatyard signs. Delightful low key area with glorious walks along the canal. A cafe is in an old canal boat by the canal side serving light snacks, hot & cold drinks...More

Thank keefidee
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visited a few times lately luckily were we able to sit outside. Nice mug of coffee and fresh bread doorstep bacon sandwiches. Chatted to a couple who cycled up from Newport, nice meeting place. Looking forward to the Summer when they'll stay open longer.

Thank SueWilding
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We have been a few times and a quaint place by canal basin and ideal for walks with a lovely picnic spot and cafe for a cuppa and serving food though check opening times. Only down side is some of the traffic noise. Plenty of...More

1  Thank annehA4231CL
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Local beauty spot. Picnic tables. Cafe open - limited times, but lovely for a coffee and snack, great value.

Thank Jo17southwales
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I love this place. Great for a healthy walk along the canal, it's teaming with wildlife. We took some great photos , our last walk of two herons, cows, horses etc and the vivid colours of the changing season. There is usually a few boats...More

Thank MorgyGwent
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28 May 2018|
Response from SueWilding | Reviewed this property |
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