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The Goytre Arms

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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
+44 1873 880376
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere different to go for some tea after a busy day in work. As we were passing we decided we would pop in and look at the menu. Such lovely courteous staff, Manager couldn't of done more for us. I had the chicken and leek pie with mash and my partner had haddock and chips. The... More 

Thank rhian t
Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, it is great when someone takes the time to show their appreciation and it really does make a difference to the Goytre Arms team. I recall your visit and it was myself that dealt with you, I am so glad we met your expectations and look forward to your next visit More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit on a Sunday was to celabrate my sister-in-law 50th Birthday. A party of seven booked for 18.30 in the newly decorated restaurant part of the pub. My wife & I have been many times to this lovely pub just situated off the main Pontypool to Abergavenny road, but haven't been for a while. A nice quiet evening with... More 

Thank bryn j
Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are so pleased you all enjoyed your special occasion with us and indeed our renovated Bar. Please come back and visit us soon over the Festive period. More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When entering we thought ooh this looks great we are in for a good lunch. What a disappointment we had in store, Extremely poor service from the pub manager. Had to ask for side orders that hadn't arrived. Left most our meals due to poor quality cooking, We thought surely they cant mess up a dessert. After waiting 20 minutes... More 

Thank fourbullterriers
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Came with my husband for their lunch offer, but missed it by a few minutes :-( still had food here though. I had a pie that was incredibly Salty which was inedible and disappointing but they knocked it off the bill, which was nice of them considering I ate the top and a couple of meaty chunks. Cozy country pub... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say. My husband and I called into The Goytre Arms lunchtime today. The new eating area created where the old bar was had made a big difference. It's a lovely room, if there's a big party that want a meal and chat it's ideal. I had the Scampi and gourmet cut chips, which was excellent. My husband... More 

Thank sian s
Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review, we aim to keep our standards very high and we are glad that your expectations have been met, people are all too quick to criticise and it is indeed a pleasure when people like yourself take the time to publish the positive experience of the visit, many thanks once again More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

From the moment I booked, to an unexpected arrival on the evening, everything was dealt with courteously and professionally. Nothing was too much trouble. The recently refurbished bar area was perfect for a family celebration for 22 people. We pre-booked our meals prior to the evening which helped things run more smoothly and even when we wanted to order more... More 

Thank sparkyali1967
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have called in here now and again over the past few years and have always had lovely food, but over the past few months have been going on a Wednesday for the quiz night. This is a lovely pub, with plenty of room yet still managing to retain a cosy feel. The food is always delicious without exception, and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Found food inconsistent in the cooking,,,,, IE, sometimes not very hot or having to wait too long for veg to arrive, by which time the main has gone cold, also coffee machine nit always working, so have to have it from a jar,,,,, but the price is not cheap so expect a better service for what we pay

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Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your anonymous review, the time taken to bring out the veg is under a minute so how your meat could have cooled in that time is not possible, sometimes people take an age to serve the veg onto their plate, put on sauces all done while engaged in conversation, this can take a while and they then... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We tend to come here for a quiet drink and to do some work if our usual spot is busy. Car parking is fine, there is a car park across the road where you can usually find a space. There's also parking at the rear of the pub but it's very tight and if you don't find a space, you'll... More 

Thank Jenny T
Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and honest review of our premises, please call back soon and we look forward to seeing you More 

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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This pub is about a half mile walk from Brecon canal and well worth the stroll. Four of us and our two dogs were made very welcome on what should have been a quite Monday evening. Having given the rest of the staff the night off, the owner had to cope with what turned into a busy evening, even so,... More 

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Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this review

I am so pleased you had such an enjoyable experience at The Goytre Arms and many thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, it really is appreciated by all, please call again when in the area More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 880376
At The Goytre Arms, you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from our friendly staff.The ambiance is warm, relaxing and cosy. All meals are freshly prepared by our experienced chefs. Our food is locally sourced, from our fruit and vegetables to our meats. We have an extensive selection of meals and deserts to satisfy most peoples needs. We also have a large enclosed rear garden with a children's play area and plenty of tables and seating to enjoy your food outside (weather permitting). We welcome families of all ages. There is a free car park at the front and rear of the pub.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?