"To capture the vibe and feel of classic blues, rock and roll, country, and r+b in a modern and contemporary way is no mean feat. Step forward GLAS, a three piece band from S Wales. Featuring a combined collective of talent that has seen them share stages with the likes of The Groundhogs, leo bud welch. Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers, The Spellkasters, John Otway and Gerry Mcavoy's Band Of Friends ,.Larry miler, GLAS are about to explode onto the blues and rock'n'roll scene with their upcoming new album. Fronted by Dai John on vocals and bass, with the in-the-pocket drums of Huw Hannan, and lead guitar of James Oliver, the band are one of the hardest working on the scene, with regular festival appearances ( including Tenby Blues and Brecon Jazz), and shows at legendary venues such as London's 100 Club."
Rhys and The Staff

Wish Customers Old and New a
Very Merry

Enjoy our Open Coal Fire on these cold evenings!

Christmas Time @ The Bush

Friday 21st Normal Hours – Its band night and we have the Fantastic “Out of Time”. This four piece band play a great mix of rock and pop from the 60's,70’s, 80’s and 90’s. They always get a warm welcome, come early for our home-made pizzas, served from 6-9pm, th music starts around 9pm
Saturday 22nd Normal Hours – In the evening we have our Traditional Carol Singing Evening led by John Bussy on piano. Starts around 7.30pm, come early to get a seat!

Sunday 23rd Normal Hours – We have our usual Pub Quiz with a Christmas twist and our Christmas Themed “Juke Box Bingo” beforehand. Starts around 9pm.

Christmas Eve Open 12-11.30pm

Christmas Day Open 12-2.30pm (closed in the evening)

Boxing Day Open 12-11.30 – We will be serving a warming winter stew between 12-5pm if you fancy a bite to eat after your walk or just to tide you over until your next Christmas feast.

Thursday 27th Open 12-11.30pm -Curry Banquet – We will be holding our curry banquet (starts around 7.30pm) this will include a mix of Indian starters, poppadum’s and pickles with a selection of curries, rice and sides with a traditional Indian dessert to finish. Served in a feast style of seating so you all get to share and socialise together. Please ask at the bar for details as there are limited spaces in a first come first serve basis. The lower bar is open as usual.

Friday 28thTequila Mockingbird – This cracking duo always put on a fantastic show and really make an incredible amount of sound from just the 2 of them. Playing a wide range of rock and pop with T-Rex, Lynyrd Skynyrd and AC/DC to name a few in there repertoire. Band starts around 9pm with our hand-made pizzas being served between 6-9pm.

Saturday29th – Normal Opening Hours

Sunday 30th Normal Opening Hours – Another Festive edition of our Pub Quiz and “Juke-box Bingo” Starts around 9pm.

New Year’s Eve Open 12 noon -1am We will be having a Band and a Buffet at our New Years Eve party this Year. Casbah will play a mix of musical styles both new and old and will entertain us as we welcome in the New Year. This will be ticket only entry after 7pm, please get your tickets from the bar (£5.00 each) there is a limited number of tickets.

New Year’s Day Open 12noon -11.30pm – Big Breakfast – We will be serving a morning after breakfast to help you recover from the Night before. Being served 12-3pm. We will not be taking bookings and will it 1st come 1st serve.


This Week at The Bush
Monday evening will see us enjoying the usual Acoustic Jam Session from about 7pm.
Tuesday (Every Tuesday is Pizza Night (see menu below) and on the first Tuesday in each month Open Mic)
Wednesday Curry Night Great Curries, see facebook for details
Thursday Monthly Steak Nights EVERY WEEK / Ladies Darts
Friday Night is Music Night and Pizza Night
Great Music every Friday.
Saturday Evening Open Mic first Saturday of the month
Sunday Evening JukeBox Bingo and Nigel's Quiz! from 9pm

Open Mic Nights will now be on SATURDAYS!!

Open mic Every TuesdayOur popular Open Mic Nights have been run here over a number of years by Adrian Bold and have a well deserved reputation for being both "open", and all inclusive. Unlike many open mic nights that end up with a few people hogging most of the time available, performers and potential performers know that at The Bush, under Adrian's direction, each and every one of them will have a fair opportunity to perform. Whatever your style please come along as early as you can and please make yourself known to Adrian who will ensure that you get the audience time you need!

However it is increasingly clear that some of our Friday band nights audience are not very interested in the open mic nights. Similarly the open mic night regulars, many of them being performers, are not, in general, followers of our band nights. We have also had requests off open mic regulars to have a fixed day, say each month, when they know it will be open mic at The Bush.

PLEASE NOTE From May 2018 until further notice OPEN MIC Nights will be held on the first SATURDAY of each month!

Adrian Bold will continue to lead the Open Mic Nights!

Adrian and I look forward to seeing all our old regulars on these Saturday nights and we welcome your comments on these changes.

Friday Night is Music Night @ The Bush

Every Friday at The Bush we have LIVE MUSIC, usually a band (and good beer) (and the great Pizzas!) (and the nice barmaids) so not come along to the best live music venue in Cwmbran, the best atmosphere, the best bands, the best beer
(Good Beer Guide 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
and the best company?
PIZZAS AVAILABLE, hand made and stone baked, arguably the best around, from 6:15 to 9pm.

Coming Soon! (subject to confirmation)

Friday 31st August "Blueberry Haze"
Friday 7th September "Jack The Biscuit"
Friday 14th September "Tequila Mockingbird"
Friday 21st September "Big Sky"
Friday 28th September "The Blues Sisters"
Friday 5th October "Blues Central"
Friday 12th October "The Jedis"
Friday 19th October "The Rhythym Method"
Friday 26th October "Summer Wine"
Friday 2nd November "Barley Mow"
Friday 9th Novemeber "Atacama"
Friday 16th November "Glas"

Friday 23rd November "Highway 49"
Friday 30th November "The Fortunate Sons"
Friday 7th December "Big Sky"
Friday 14th December "Jack The Biscuit"

Friday 21st December "Out of Time"
Friday28th December "Tequila Mockingbird"
Friday 4th January "Snakey Buckle"
Friday 11th January "The Offshoots"
Friday 18th January "String Theory"
Friday 25th January "The Lobsters"

Why not come early on Fridays and enjoy one of our renowned hand-made stone-baked pizzas with a pint of real ale? (Book Pizzas if you want to be sure) Pizzas from 6:30 to 9:30pm Tuesday and Friday evenings, takeaways welcome!

Acoustic Jam Session. Every Monday from about 8pm. Some good music is being played, why not come along and listen or join in, guitars and a Cajon available on loan. Maybe you can break the ice by performing here before coming to the next Open Mic Session? A good way to finish off the weekend?

Curries every Wednesday. This is often a complete sellout, with most of our customers returning week after week. Booking advised (01633 483764).
If you are fond of curries and you have not sampled our curries then maybe this week is your chance! Booking is advised but be warned; most customers are returning week after week. We have reason to believe that eating curries at The Bush could be habit forming! Further details below.


£6.50/£7.50 Curry Menu every Wednesday

Includes Poppadom with relishes

Meat Main Dish £7.50
Chicken Main Dish £6.50

Includes a portion of Naan Bread

Veg option to order only. Please phone.

Portion of Chips – extra - £2

Please note – served from 6.30pm to 9.00pm or when sold out

(All dishes may contain traces of nuts)

Dave Lewis, facebook, 22 January
"Just returned from a superb curry at 'The Bush' Upper Cwmbran...Murg Xacutti...chicken with coconut in aniseed sauce....and Amras Ki Boti...Hyderabadi dish of lamb in mango. Half and half, with of course chips and naan...beautiful ! Well done to our Indian cuisine chef Mr Adrian Bold !...."


The Very Best Italian Style Handmade Stone Baked Pizzas
(Eat In or Take Away)
Tuesdays and Fridays
6:30 to 9:30pm.

Our Pizzas are probably the best in the area, made using our own dough and hand produced.
Takeaways please phone 01633 483764
Margherita (Tomato sauce & cheese) £5

Blue Cheese and Mushrooms Pizza


Chris' Favourite!
(or maybe Brie and Cranberry, and he does like a simple margheritta?)

Sunday Quiz at The Bush! Popular quiz led by our very own Inn Quizitor, Nigel. Cash prizes and free raffle for a bottle of wine..
Only 50p per team member to enter please arrive by 9pm

From 8pm (or earlier by request) GIANT JENGA!  Available other times.

We are one of the last proper pubs in the area. We are doing more good food but we do not want food to dominate the pub. Real Ales are our specialty (we are in The Good Beer Guide 2014 and 2015) and we usually have two available, we also have a good reputation for our Guinness (Quality Approved 2014). We have an increasing collection of single malts for the connoisseur and we offer excellent ciders (including local ciders) and lagers, and fine wines by the bottle (187ml or 70cl) and our selected house wines "Le Buisson", by the glass or bottle.


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