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The Goytre Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
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Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
+44 1873 880376
12:00 - 00:00
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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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206 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While working in the area I looked at this place and read reviews on tripadvisor. Well it exceeded our expectations by a mile. The landlord was very friendly the staff excellent and the food was brilliant. Everything was extremely tasty. It was very reasonabley priced and good sized portions. Some reviews whinged about not a lot. I just wish we... More 

1 Thank Cyndi M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although I find this venue quite cozy, I do find the food over rated and expensive for what it is, although the manager begs to differ, speaking of which, I find him to be inconsistent with his mood swings, there are times when he greets you like his lost rich relative with one foot in the grave, then other times... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pontypool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 28/01/17 with two of our friends and throughly enjoyed our evening. We were greeted by an older man who appeared to be in charge, he was nice and showed us our table, although he was stressed and quite anxious. However it was the two younger members of staff (1 boy and 1 girl) who really stole the show... More 

Thank MaggieJones123
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I went on a Saturday night mid January and were made very welcome.....the food was delicious...10 out of 10...and the dessert was sooooo good. The warmth and genuine-ness of all the staff added to a great evening....we are lucky to have this gem in our village.

Thank CarolY21
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Attended last night with friends. starters were nice and we'll presented except for the pate which came with 3 small ( tiny ) pieces of bread not toast as was expected.my partners lasagne was a very small portion but tasty . my shepherds pie was very watery ( no gravy inside or separate) . This was very different to the... More 

2 Thank andrew j
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

friends decided to book a table here for a birthday treat as we had been there previously a few weeks earlier and found it very good this time alas the food was not up to the same standard as before (probably a different cook maybe ) which was sad as we enjoy the place , staff on the other hand... More 

1 Thank mike h
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice tasting food I had a curry wife had gammon very busy and service was good will be going back soon

Thank Jonathan M
Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and I am pleased we met with your expectations, call back soon! More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Took my family to this lovely local pub, for Sunday dinner. We all enjoyed the food. Excellent place

Thank mikey2807
Usk, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for an impromptu Sunday Lunch to find our friends walking in behind us doing the same, so it changed into a lovely catch up over lunch. Good starters followed by a hearty, tasty roast dinner ending with an enticing pudding and ending with coffee. Good quality, flavoursome cooking, friendly service at reasonable prices. Lovely local pub/ restaurant.

Thank keefidee
Pontypool, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

separate room booked for girly night out. Nothing was too much trouble for Julian and Andrew. My wife and her friends were able to let their hair down and room was made for dancing. Food was hot and quickly served. Would certainly recommend the Goytre arms for its welcome and wonderful ambience

1 Thank Gareth E

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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?