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The Goytre Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
+44 1873 880376
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good7%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (16 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
“naan bread” (4 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in on a Saturday lunchtime and the place was busy and after dining here I can see why, there was 5 of us and after moving some chairs around for us they accommodated is a lovely little table up in the top room, haven’t...More

Thank Trichards93
Julian Y, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank your for your review. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many thanks to Julian and his team for making our Annual Dinner such an enjoyable night with great service a friendly atmosphere and good food.

1  Thank _joseph_jobling2118
Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you're after a really good traditional pub meal or something a bit more Special - then 'The Goytre Arms' is the place. We really enjoyed our meals last night, and as always served with such a warm welcome. Thank you Julian, Andrew and Staff....More

1  Thank David O
Julian Y, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for your kind review hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Recently under new management and didn't dissapoint! Sat on a table for two in a lovely, warm, cosy traditional pub environment! Food was beautiful! My partner had pate to start. For main he had the Cajun chicken with a side of cheesy garlic bread and...More

1  Thank katieannjones
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We recently went to The Arms for evening meal...the Rossini and Sea Bass specials were our choice of meal and both were absolutely lovely. It's lovely to see the changes that are being made under the new management of Julian and Andrew. The menu changes...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Popped in while in the area and will definitely be returning. The restaurant caters for vegetarians, children and even has a fabulous range of daily specials, there is free, fast WiFi, car parking opposite and even a cosy beer garden. We were made to feel...More

1  Thank MrsLizJames
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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$26
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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