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Blinkin Owl

Friendly local pub at the heart of the community.

About Us

Friendly local pub at the heart of the community.

contact us

Oxtens, Coed Eva, Cwmbran, NP44 4TP

01633 484749

Opening hours

  • Sun - Thurs // 12:00 - 00:00
  • Fri - Sat // 12:00 - 00:30

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sat // 12:00 - 21:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 19:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking / dining
  • BT Sport
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Sky Sports
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Baby changing facilities
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Always something on

Situated on the outskirts of Cwmbran, we’re a friendly little pub that gives you more than meets the eye.

Get Involved

There’s always something going on at the Blinkin’ Owl.  If its sport that gets your pulse racing then look no further. We have a number of screens in the pub showing sport from all over the world. Having both BT and Sky Sports we can provide you with football from the Premier League and Champions League plus Rugby from Australia or the Arms Park.

If its participation that you enjoy we have a pool table and dart board. If you pop on down on a Thursday you can dive in to a game a pool for free!

On a Summers day, why not pass the time in our secret courtyard gardenwhich is a real suntrap (sunshine not guaranteed!). If the weather takes a turn for the worse we have ample seating inside, from comfy sofas to people watching bar stools.  There’s always newspaper or two at the end of the bar if you fancy some quiet time too.

On a Tuesday night we have our Wise Old Owl Quiz; it’s a proper head scratcher. Throughout the week we run a variety of offers and events, so get involved and enjoy!

If you like to keep your finger on the pulse, get involved with our social media by liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter. You can even sign up to our emails for all the latest news. Being at the heart of the community means that we pride ourselves on our charitable support and there are often charity events taking place, so be sure to take part!


The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

Facilities at this pub

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