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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (8 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome awaits you at The Shoe Makers Arms. We decided to visit this pub for dinner after reading excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Perry was an excellent, attentive host and there was a lovely selection of home-cooked food; perfect...More

Thank snowy_0wl
Perry J, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review, we appreciate your comments & I hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an early dinner in this community owned pub. The landlord was friendly and attentive. We had steak and kidney pie, lamb shank and cod and chips. They were all cooked well and the portions were generous. The menu comprises traditional home cooked food....More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch yesterday, firstly sat outside in the lovely beer garden with our dog and then moved inside to the cool and to eat our lunch. Lunch was great, plenty of choice - homemade pie for husband and hunters chicken for myself which...More

Thank Julie H
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.

1  Thank mgkersey
Reviewed 2 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 reviewResponded 23 September 2016

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 23 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 reviewResponded 18 September 2016

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

Reviewed 20 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 reviewResponded 18 September 2016

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

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Questions & Answers
Jane G
27 July 2017|
Response from Perry J | Property representative |
We Have a small bar area which we allow dogs to sit in and the garden is always open but we do not allow dogs in the restaurant area. Thanks for your enquiry
Tom R
24 April 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
We are open every day except tuesdays. We are open for lunch and dinner. Please call us to book a table. Food is served during opening hours. We serve honest affordable food from a sandwich to a full dinner. Sunday lunch is served from 12.00 to 2.30pm every Sunday and normal menu 5.30 to 8.30pm
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