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The Shoe Makers Arms

Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
+44 1874 636508
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
2 Feb 2017
“I found a gem”
15 Nov 2016
“An outstanding pub”
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I came across the shoemakers arms at Sennybridge whilst out for a day of walking up Penyfan. Someone told me turn off A470 where Signed Defynnog and the road led to the Shoemakers Arms. Now retired Landlady Gwyneth and landlord Salvatore where fab hosts making...More

Thank Gudfort
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A little off the beaten track, but a delight, a quirky charming pub, that you will want to come back to again and again. Good choice of beer, food is above average and you will go away having enjoyed a great welcome.

Thank mgkersey
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This quiet, cosy village pub is well worth a detour if you are in the Sennybridge area. It is friendly, welcoming and a good place to relax. There is a reasonable selection of beer (including one real ale when we were there) and a good...More

Thank davatron
Reviewed 1 November 2016

martin welcomed us and really made us feel at home in this perfect setting beatiful food and a log fire just made it perfect will return soon

Thank mija6869
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I was there with a big group of friends recently - had the steak, the food was incredible, and the service was also outstanding. They were very accommodating of a very large group of us! 100% recommended to visit here if you're in the area.

Thank Matt R
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to write a nice review for us. We appreciate the customers giving us feedback as we take pride in what we do.

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here last week while on a group holiday. The owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating, despite the size of our group and us adding lots of extra desserts at the end. They also had Sourz available, and provided...More

Thank Nick C
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank-you for the lovely comments.

Reviewed 21 August 2016

So sad the current owners are retiring in a weeks time. We were made to feel really welcome, the food was lovely. I had a nut roast wellington which was really tasty. My friends had battered cod, with a rosemary batter - really light. And...More

Thank Patricia W
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for the glowing review and we are glad you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food - really top quality steak and cooked to perfection. The service was extremely welcoming and friendly and I recommend anyone in the area takes the time to get off the beaten track and find this absolute gem! Will definitely visit again:-)

Thank Rhys T
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this review

You have written a lovely review and we thank you for it. We and our staff try very hard to make the customer experience a good one. We are glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visited here on the recommendation of the visitors book in our holiday cottage and we were so glad we did. We were made welcome from the first. We were the only people in the pub to start with and the owners spent a while...More

Thank floella1828
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review. We try hard to make this pub feel like the sort of place we would like to visit. A pub should be far more than a "pint". We hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

this is a great place to visit. its in the middle of nowhere with welcoming hosts but not overbearing. the food was good but the best bit is the location. like you are in the middle of nowhere. i'd urge anyone in the brecon area...More

Thank spalmer2us
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this review

Thank-you for writing such a nice review-it means a lot to us. You are right, there are very few pubs like ours left and they must be kept open-more diners needed!

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Tom R
Are you open lunchtime next Monday, (27th)?
24 April 2015|
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Response from 444westie | Property representative |
Hi, We don't normally open on a weekday at lunch time. Maybe during the school holidays but as we have very little passing traffic its not really worth it. Did you particularly want a Monday lunch time? Give me a ring on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:40 - 14:40
Monday
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Sennybridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1874 636508
  • E-mail
Description
Meals are by bookings only (24 hour notice) Hygiene score is 5 out of 5. Please telephone