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The Darran reopens after substantial investment

Risca’s oldest pub, The Darran, has reopened following a six-figure investment. 

The Darran, on St Mary Street in Risca, has been closed for two months while the pub underwent its biggest renovation project since 2003.

A full internal redecoration has taken place and a change to the layout has made room for an extra 50 diners at the popular family pub.

It opened on Saturday 12 November with a brand new menu and a host of new food and drink offers.

Manager Nate Powell said: “The refurbishment has gone really well. I’m sure it’s the best version of The Darran there’s ever been and when people walk through the door for the first time they are going to be impressed.

“We’ve doubled the size of the team to 19 members of staff and they are a really fantastic bunch of people. We can’t wait to get started.”

The new menu sees the introduction of some fantastic dishes, including a Mexican style double chicken burger, minted lamb shank, leek and blue cheese risotto and indulgent chocolate profiterole gateaux. There’s also a stunning sharing banoffee cookie which is predicted to be a big hit.

There are a range of offers throughout the working week with Burger Night on a Monday, 25% off all food on the grills menu on a Tuesday, two curries for £12 on a Wednesday night, £10 for selected bottles of wine on a Thursday and two steaks and a bottle of wine for £30 on a Friday.


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