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Darran

Newly refurbished and standing at the top of Risca since 1800, we're the oldest remaining public house in the village.

About Us

Friendly, welcoming pub standing at the top of Risca

contact us

2, St Mary Street, Risca, Caerphilly, NP11 6GU

01633 612414
darran@sabrain.com

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sat // 11:30 - 23:00
  • Sun // 11:30 - 22:30

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sat // 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Garden outside dining
  • Free Wifi
  • Function room available
  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
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Great food, warm welcome

Our chefs prepare an extensive menu ensuring that there is something for all tastes, coupled with a varied range of quality drinks.

We cater for all occasions, from business lunches to family parties and everything in between. Have a family occasion to celebrate? Our upstairs dining area is ideal for groups of up to 50 people, with buffet catering or formal dining options available to suit.

We are also proud to offer a fantastic range of function and event packages to cater for all occasions. From formal, three course sit-down meals with arrival drinks, to an evening buffet with accompanying entertainment, we would love you to see what we have to offer.

For your no-obligation appointment with our special events coordinator, contact us on 01633 612414 or email darran@sabrain.com

DOWNLOAD OUR FUNCTION PACK

CASK MARQUE ACCREDITED

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!

THE PERFECT GIFTS THIS CHRISTMAS

What better way to wish someone a Merry Christmas than a trip to the pub in the New Year? With our new Brains gift cards you can do just that. 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 in 2018.

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 to buy from the bar for Christmas. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit www.sabrain.com/rewards for details.

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