Friendly Astmosphere. Fine Food. Soft Beds
Welcome to The Cambrian
You’ll always be assured of a warm Valleys welcome here at The Cambrian.
A sympathetically restored historic inn in the centre of Tredegar, it continues to be at the heart of the community, serving beer and good cheer as it has done for almost 300 years.
Built probably in 1809, shortly after Tredegar was created, the Cambrian Hotel helped quench local thirsts even during working hours when young boys hurried jugs of beer and cider to sweating furnace men. Accounts would be settled on paydays, occasions when free, but salty, soup was often provided to increase what was already ‘on the slate’.
For over two centuries ‘The Cam’ has hosted and witnessed events of every kind. Chartist meetings were held in its upper room, addressed by such notaries as Dr. William Price of Llantrissant who had publicly cremated his son’s body. Even though a strong Chartist supporter, his arguments against the 1839 attack on Newport would be proved when Tredegar’s contingent straggled back defeated past these walls.
Self-help benevolent societies were based here, and Temperance preached in The Circle outside. The Cambrian served local society while cholera struck, riots flared, election results were announced and during recruitment for battlefields from Waterloo to The Somme. Some who knew this place fought and died in distant campaigns, whilst others lost theirs lives at furnace or pit. This building has witnessed periods of great prosperity, industrial strife, hunger and economic decline.
Old coins discovered walled-up during 2013’s renovation, intended to bestow good luck, mark the Cambrian’s two hundred years of social involvement, welcome and hospitality.
Served from 10am
Light bites served between 12pm & 4pm
Sandwiches & baguettes
(toasted sandwiches 50p extra)
All of our sandwiches (brown or white bread) and baguettes are freshly made and served with our house slaw, salad garnish and crisps.
All of our ciabattas are freshly made and served with our house slaw, salad garnish and crisps.
Served from 12pm
2 MAIN MEALS FOR £15 MON TO THURS 12-4pm
All of our burgers are served in a glazed bun, gem lettuce, tomato, red onion and our signature burger sauce served with house slaw and skin on fries.
A large portion of fries topped with your choice of:
Special mix of spices, onions, peppers & mushrooms. Served with guacamole, spicy salsa, sour cream, grated cheese & soft warm tortillas.
“Couldn't recommend your takeaway Sunday lunch more highly 😍 Portion sizes were incredible, could make two dinners out of a portion! Amazing value for money and great service, and not to mention absolutely delicious!🤤 the desserts were scrumptious too! Everything was spot on, will definitely be ordering again!😁”
“I CANNOT BELIEVE THE SIZE ON THE DINNERS!!!! Absolutely amazing😍 tastes unreal too & still pipping hot! FAB value for money & amazing service 👏🏽 see u every week 😉”
“Had the 3 course sunday lunch today. All delicious courses. No complaints at all. Highly recommend 😀. Amazing service from the friendly, professional staff. Will definitely be visiting again.”
We have lots of large TV screens so you can enjoy pretty much any sporting event under the sun. And being one of the few pubs in the local area to have both Sky and BT Sport packages, come down and have a pint to make sure you aren’t missing out on the action. One piece of advice – make sure you arrive in plenty of time during 6 Nations season to make sure you get a seat.
We book the finest live artists playing the circuit. Come to The Cambrian and be royally entertained every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. If you’re feeling up to it why not hit the dance floor, or for the less rhythmically inclined just have a singsong.
Hiring us for your event
We cater for a wide variety of occasions. If you are planning a larger function of up to 30 people sitting or 45 standing then we have the perfect space for you. Or if you are looking for something a bit more intimate, our plush booth and seat up to 10 people, with table service included giving you the VIP feel.
The Cambrian regularly hosts…