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Hidden from view but signposted from the junction by Pontypool Park gates, follow the boatyard... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
keefidee
,
Usk, United Kingdom
via mobile
GOOD FOOD IN LOVELY SURROUNDINGS

Visited a few times lately luckily were we able to sit outside. Nice mug of coffee and fresh bread... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
SueWilding
,
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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Travellers talk about
“canal boat” (5 reviews)
“great spot” (2 reviews)
“traffic noise” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
near Pontypool Park, Pontypool, Wales
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

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

Thank Jo17southwales
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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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Reviewed 6 October 2016

pontymoile basin is a beautiful place for a picnic. it is so peaceful to overlook the canal whilst sitting at a picnic table having lunch

Thank angie j
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lovely spot on the edge of Pontypool that's accessible by car from the A472 near its junction with the A4042 as well as on foot from the canal towpath. There are usually a few boats moored in and around the basin and there is...More

1  Thank BobMJeffries
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

A picturesque little corner of Pontypool. The canal basin is accessible from the A472. There are a few narrowboats and other craft moored and the area is quite picturesque. Excellent little café converted from a narrowboat on dry land by the canal. A charming hump...More

Thank Silvergirl735764
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice little cafe clean and welcoming . The traffic noise spoils what could be a peaceful spot. There are clean toilets available but they are not always open.

Thank SoniaandTony
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Had a nice stroll along the canal yesterday and saw there was a little cafe there. I had a burger and coffee and my wife had a Full English breakfast! Superb cooking and lovely people running the cafe. Will definitely go back there!

Thank Steven M
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