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The Goytre Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
+44 1873 880376
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“many thanks” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my family of my wife and In Laws for Christmas Dinner, booked in advance, sent the menu to us and pre ordered (Very Professional). We arrived early but that was no problem at all seated straight away. It was simply first class the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to the Goetre Arms for a meal last evening and it was lovely. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, the food was nice (cheap and cheerful), there was service with a smile and we even got a 20% discount...More

Thank Rhiannon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends new landlord and making changes to update this loveky pub.Food very nice and hot landlord very friendly.This is a very nice little country pub.

Thank Globetrotte69
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and have to say it’s a great pub with fab atmosphere and good food. It’s been updated recently and some very nice touches made. It’s well worth a visit in my opinion. The curry is always great , staff and manager...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Looked forward to a good sunday lunch...initial impressions good ..open attractive reception bar area..attentive staff....table ready although we were early. Disappointed with both adult main meals...a very fatty poor quality cut of lamb , rock hard roast potatoes and tasteless gravy. Ended up leaving much...More

Thank chrisbryant32
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I organised a lunchtime retirement party for a colleague in November and everyone commented on what a lovely pub it was, with truly delicious food and a great atmosphere! Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, everyone was so friendly and helpful, and the...More

Thank rosalind6117
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We have dined here before so knew what to expect and once again wasn't disappointed, As usual, the service and food was exceptional! I had the veggie option of cheese and broccoli bake and hubby had Goytre chicken. The portions were generous and beautifully presented....More

Thank welshsuey
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Only one member of staff behind bar trying to serve drinks and take food orders. First pint I ordered was "end of the barrel" not nice at all. Took it back to the bar but no staff to change barrel so ended up with a...More

Thank bspragg
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The goytre arms is restored to its former glory by its new owners, new owners gave a warm welcome and we're very hospitable food was lovely really well priced considering how High the quality was £30 for two meals with drinks and we're not talking...More

Thank Harry D
Julian Y, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for your positive kind review really appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Called in on a Wednesday evening for our first visit. Food was very nice and service was fine. I get the impression that this is a busy place for food on weekends. Very nice ambiance so happy to recommend.

Thank Andrew J
Julian Y, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We do get very busy on weekend so hopefully if you return please call us to reserve a table to avoid disappointment. Glad you enjoyed your visit

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Questions & Answers
6 July 2017|
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Response from stewartpitman | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see the landlord but him mother was wondering around chatting to guests
25 May 2015|
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Response from Mazdamad | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Very family orientated
18 May 2015|
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Response from Mazdamad | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
This is a ridiculous statement from an ex employee with a grudge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
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, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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