It’s all change at THE CHERRY LAUREL pub in Bridgend which has a new look, having undergoing a £135,000 investment into its refurbishment. It’s the opening weekend and guests are already having a look inside and sampling the new menu.

Situated on the edge of the busy Bridgend Industrial Estate, The Cherry Laurel, formerly known as The Pied Piper, has a ‘traditional cosy pub’ feel and a large beer garden. The pub is ideally situated for a pit-stop on a visit to the nearby shopping park.

We went along for a first-look at the refurbished pub and to chat to General manager PHIL WHELAND………


The Cherry Laurel reopened with a varied menu of pub favourites such as Steak and Ale Pie served with chips, garden peas and gravy and new additions such as Loaded Fries with spicy pulled pork, nacho cheese sauce, BBQ sauce, crispy onions and chopped chives and classic lagers on draught, cask ales and a variety of cocktails and G&Ts. The pub also offers a traditional Sunday Roast each week, all served with fluffy mashed potato, roast potatoes, seasonal veggies, home-made Yorkshire pudding, stuffing and gravy.

The pub will has a TV screen and a darts board alongside changes to its dining space, it’s also dog friendly. The new look is set to elevate the pub’s interior to suit all occasions, from ‘casual lunches to special celebrations’.

With over 1,600 pubs and bars across England, Scotland and Wales, Marston’s sites range from their traditional local pubs and family-friendly pubs to their sites with a focus on a ‘warm, timeless country pub atmosphere’.

The Cherry Laurel officially reopens tomorrow, Sunday 12th March.

Changes coming at The Cherry Laurel

They are back in time for Mother’s Day and they tell us you should get in early to book a table to wine and dine Mum and show how much you care.

In the meantime, more information on The Cherry Laurel can be found via their Facebook and Instagram.