Named as the AA’s Welsh Pub of the Year 2014/15, the Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd, Wales, is full of passion for food.
Brewing their own beers, baking fresh bread daily and creating unique, inventive and seasonal dishes with an emphasis on locally soured, sustainable and seasonally fresh ingredients.
The Bunch of Grapes has been in the same family for three decades and has evolved to survive as the economic climate changes.
The pub admits it likes to break the rules – diners can grab a burger and craft beer in the bar or a fine wine and modern British cuisine while eating with friends in the restaurant.
Somewhere guest can enjoy a homemade pie and mash in the bar with a pint of Welsh ale while cheering on the rugby and then return to the fine dining meal in the restaurant with wines from around the world.
Bread is baked daily in the kitchen for the restaurant and on-site deli, nothing is bought in ready prepared, the chefs are keen to flex their creative minds at every opportunity.
The Bunch is passionate about supporting local artisan producers and working with them, keeping the local economy alive and growing local businesses with meats sourced from farms with 30 miles of the pub, veg grown for them and in their own kitchen garden and, fish from sustainable sources on the coasts of Wales and Cornwall.