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The Cambrian, Aberdare

Seymour Street
Aberdare
CF44 7BL

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Steve O'Gorman left this review about The Cambrian

Interesting times. The previous manager did a runner a few weeks ago, and a decent guy has taken it over. I passed there earlier on and one of the windows was boarded up. It might take a little while for it to turn round, judging from that. Still, we'll see what the future holds.

On 7th April 2013 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 15 recommendations about 11 pubs]


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Steve O'Gorman left this review about The Cambrian

A year since my last visit and the place has changed - for the worse. It stinks. The regulars have all moved on. I don't blame them. My previous review was removed as I'd made personal remarks about a member of staff. That's fine by me, but if everyone in town is seen as 'scum' or 'lowlife', by that member of staff, and unemployed people are 'stupid bums', then I exercise my right to reply. I'd just returned from recording a heat of 'Brain of Britain' - go figure! If Enterprise Inns don't act soon Aberdare will have yet another boarded up pub, just what we need! I'll never set foot in the place again. My advice? Avoid at all costs. O out of 10 only because we can't do negative integers.

On 25th November 2012 - no rating submitted
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Steve O'Gorman left this review about The Cambrian

I went there this afternoon (under duress) to meet a friend. First I had to prise the landlord away from his clique at the end of the bar to get served. The place was hardly heaving, but apparently he hadn't seen me standing there. Even though I had a middle-aged female alcoholic squawking in my face, and the jukebox was blasting, I managed to order a pint of Foster's. I was given a pint of John Smith's. I didn't hear the price the landlord quoted, but it ended in 'ninety.' I gave him three pound coins. He gave me 10p change. He rang in the pint at £1.90. Either he needs a basic skills course or I've been ripped off. Two of my friends offered to buy me a pint. I said, 'Yes - next time we're somewhere else.' Even though a lot of my friends drink there (and at least one works there) I have to be honest about the place. It'll be a very long time before I go in there again - if ever.

On 10th December 2011 - no rating submitted
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Richard Baker left this review about The Cambrian

I'd not been there for a few years; back then it was a good pub, clean, good food and no idiots. My oh my its changed, your feet stick to the carpet, the outside area was littered with cigarette ends and the place stunk. What a shame.

On 13th July 2011 - rating: 1
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Steve O'Gorman left this review about The Cambrian Inn

I'm afraid I have to retract my previous statement. It's now under new management. He's a nice feller, but prices have gone through the roof! I met a mate of mine in there yesterday and we paid well over six quid for a lager and a cider. I don't think I'll be frequenting it again. Shame, as it's been under relief management for a while and lost a lot of regular trade. They're not going to make it up at this rate.

On 20th May 2011 - rating: 1
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Steve O'Gorman left this review about The Cambrian Inn

Family-run pub just off the main drag. Appeals to clientele right across the board, from students to older couples and elderly neighbours. Pool table, digital download jukebox, food served lunchtimes 7 days a week. Excellent Sunday lunches and good value for money. Has featured in Good Beer Guide for last four years. Beer prices among the lowest in town. Quiz nights every Wednesday, open mic night Thursday, pool team, big screen for Sky Sports.

On 22nd March 2008 - rating: 8
[User has posted 13 recommendations about 13 pubs]