"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."

Pizzas Tuesdays and Fridays
Curry Wednesdays

Music at The Bush
Tuesday 6th March Open Mic with Adrian Bold
(first Tuesday every month)

Friday 9th March "Stony Broke"
Friday 16th March "Tequila Mockingbird"
Friday 23th March "Summer Wine"
Friday 30th March (Good Friday) "Big Sky"

Your New Landlord

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 / Ladies Darts
Friday Night is Music Night and Pizza Night
Great Music every Friday.
Saturday Evening
Sunday Evening JukeBox Bingo and Nigel's Quiz! from 9pm

Open Mic Nights will now be on TUESDAYS!

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.

We have therefore decided to hold our Open Mic Nights on Tuesdays. The first one was held on Tuesday 19th of September (and a great night it was) and from then on on the first Tuesday in each month. (3rd October, 7th November, 5th December)

Adrian Bold will continue to lead the Open Mic Nights!

Adrian and I look forward to seeing all our old regulars on these Tuesday 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 8th September "The Rhythm Method"
Friday 15th September "Out Of Time"
Friday 22nd September "The Blues Sisters"
Friday 29th September "Still Got It"
Friday 6th October "The Bush Whackers"
Friday 13th October "Atacama"
Friday 20th October "Glas"
Friday 27th October "Jack The Biscuit"
Friday 3rd November "Tequila Mockingbird"

Tuesday 7th November Open Mic with Adrian Bold
Friday 10th November "The Blues Train"
Sunday 12th November Ukulele Funday Sunday (all welcome to come along and play)
Friday 17th November "The Gas Trick Band"

Friday 24th November "Manalishi" (Yes the rumours of their demise were premature, although they have already played 2 goodbye gigs!)
Friday 1st December "The Rhythm Method"
Tuesday 5th December Open Mic with Adrian Bold
Friday 8th December "The Luke Doherty Band"

Friday 15th December "The Blues Sisters"
Friday 22nd December "Out of Time"
Friday 29th December "Tequila Mockingbird"
Saturday 30th December "The Bushwhackers" Songbook Night
Sunday 31st December New Years Eve Party with "Adrian Bold and Friends"

Friday 5th January 2018 "Barley Mow"
Friday 12 January 2018 "Glas"

Friday 19th January "Jamie Thyer and The Worried Men "
Friday 26th January "Snakey Buckle"
Friday 2nd February "The Dirty Works Band"
Tuesday 6th February "Open Mic"
Friday 9th February "Jack The Biscuit"
Friday 16th February "Atacama"
Friday 23th February "The Bushwhackers" Six Nations Italy France (Bottom Bar only)
Friday 2nd March "String Theory" (Snowed off!)

Friday 9th March "Stony Broke"
Friday 16th March "Tequila Mockingbird"
Friday 23th March "Summer Wine"
Friday 30th March (Good Friday) "Big Sky"
Friday 6th April "The Rhythm Method"
Friday 13th April "The Pieces of Mind" (Now Confirmed!)
Friday 20th April "Barley Mow"
Friday 27th April "Manalishi"
Friday 4th May "The Lobsters"
Friday 11th May "The Bus Pass Blues Band"
Friday 18th May
Friday 25th May
Friday 1st June
Friday 8th June
Friday 15th June "Tequila Mockingbird"
Friday 22nd June "String Theory"
Friday 29th June
Friday 06 July
Friday 13th July
Friday 20th July

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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The Bush, a Proper Pub!