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Bar, British, Pub
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Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went to The Welshman's Arms on the evening before Valentine's Day. We'd had a nice long walk around the town and took plenty of photos. It was our first and, sadly, last visit to that pub. We will never go there...again! It began well and the bartender seemed friendly but when I went to use the washroom, there was a (dirty) mop and bucket propping the outer door open, I moved it, because I wanted to have privacy and shut the door. The bartender came, at speed, through the bar area to stop me. He was shouting out to me which caused people around the bar to look over, this was very embarrassing. He told me to leave the mop there. At first I thought he was joking, the situation was so bizarre, so I laughed. But he was deadly serious. He said I couldn't move it so I said, ''I want it shut.'' He said it's never shut. He pointed out that the two cubicles had doors (the one I used had a broken lock). I insisted on shutting the door. When I came out of the washroom and went to put the mop and bucket back he took it out of my hands and said that the door had been open for four years because of COVID. He was very cross and so was I but I remained calm, I was astonished. My husband and I left and we won't be going back. On the board outside a Valetine's dinner was advertised, for the following evening. I hope the pub owners weren't expecting any ladies to attend because we ladies are not allowed to use the washroom in private! Added to that, he happily let someone sit at the bar, vaping.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Emma Bowen, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I’m very sorry you felt you were not welcome, everyone does generally feel very welcome here. I know the bartender did not mean to make you feel like that. The issue is we have had the door open like that for four years, beginning with...More

Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Outstanding Roast, we visited last weekend for a family occasion. Never eaten here before, every aspect of the Sunday roast was outstanding. Not one thing I could have said they could improve. Already looking forward to returning!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

Highly recommended. Great little pub with lovely Sunday roast. Thanks to John for being so welcoming and helpful. Can't praise him enough. Will be back soon.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Sunday lunch is the best from here. Always fresh and hot. I am local and have tried many places and this by far has to be the best, also great takeout service. Staff very welcoming and friendly too. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a...good Sunday lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Emma Bowen, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2023

Thank you so much for your great review! We’re very proud of our Sunday lunches and we’re really pleased you enjoy them, thank you so much for letting others know.

Reviewed 24 June 2023 via mobile

Visited for a short stay. Very welcoming, very very reasonable prices. Had a steak and a curry. Had a Sunday roast and honestly it was the highlight of our stay. Home made, all fresh. Very highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Emma Bowen, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2023

Thank you for the lovely review! Really pleased you enjoyed everything and we’re very proud of our Sunday roasts! So glad you enjoyed! We look forward to seeing you again if you’re down this way

Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

This was my second great stay with friendly & helpful Landlords. Stylish newly-decorated en-suite room with tv, small fridge, microwave, toaster etc. Sunday lunches in the pub are legendary and worth booking. Lots of beautiful locations to visit nearby. Looking forward to my next visit!!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Emma Bowen, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2023

Thank you for your lovely review Bev. Was a pleasure to have you here to stay with us. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 December 2022 via mobile

Staying in Pembroke Dock for a sporting event. Found the pub was a stones throw from the travel lodge. Wow!! From walking through the door we were made to feel so welcome. Staff and patrons were all welcoming and helpful. Sunday dinner each week Pool...table Darts Duke box Great selection of beers and spirits. You need to pop in and enjoy the hospitality on offerMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Emma Bowen, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2023

Thank you for your kind words. We strive to make people feel welcome so are pleased you did. Happy to read you enjoyed your visit, hopefully see you again when you’re down this way

Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Not the best food not cooked too properly and I seen the chef pick her nose and and another customer shouted at my family as the waitress watchedMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Smiler7145, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2022

Oh my! Where do I start. Well 140 people ate dinner yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think this review is because I refused to replace a meal for one of your party because after being fully booked, you chose to sit outside and a...More

Reviewed 3 May 2022

Food average, atmosphere below average. Certainly not the best place I’ve been, but not the worst… just okMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Smiler7145, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2022

So you’ve joined tripadvisor just to give an o.k. Review. Funny how we’re not the best or the worst place you’ve been yet you’ve never bothered to write a review before? So, you’re review. Spelling and grammar o.k. Content a bit vanilla, a real strong...More

Reviewed 1 May 2022

Came today with my husband and dad , amazing food ,piping hot - cauliflower cheese especially lovely. Great service and brilliant prices

Date of visit: May 2022
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Clifford B, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2022

Thanks for your review we strive to keep up our end here I'll tell the team, cheers.

Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

Had the Lamb roast Lunch today and it was delicious. 14 of us and service was great. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022

Booked for a group of friends. The owners were very relaxed and although initially there were 20 of us booked, we were not asked for a deposit although we offered one. The lounge area is beautifully done out and very cosy. We were served very...quickly with drinks at the table and then ordered food. The whole atmosphere was relaxed, warm and friendly but this was surpassed by the absolutely delicious food. We had a choice of four meats, sauces were offered and there was more than enough vegetables. What particularly pleased me was that we were given mashed potatoes and roasts, whereas many places serving roast dinners offer plain and uninspiring boiled potatoes so this was a very welcome treat. I cannot fault this place for Sunday lunch and will be making regular bookings here in future. This place is a hidden gem, thank you!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022

Pop in for a few beers . The pub was lovely and clean , the beer was excellent and the owner was very welcoming

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2021

Waited 35 mins for service. Food was ok but could have had been a bit more salt. Mayb better next timeMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Smiler7145, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2021

So sorry about your wait time. If you waited that long you’d have seen we were extremely, not just in the dining room but also take aways as we generally cater for about 130 on a Sunday. plus we’re training a new waitress. I would...More

Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

Visited Pembroke Dock to see some friends. We used The Welshman’s as our local whilst we were there. We have done this for a number of years, but this year we found that the pub had new owners. What a difference, we always liked the...place, but it looks so much more inviting, and the welcome from the new owners was excellent. Normally my wife and I would find a table tucked up a corner and keep ourselves to ourselves, but this time we found ourselves sat at the bar chatting all the time we were there. I can only say thank you for making us feel so welcome. We would recommend this pub to anyone visiting the area.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Smiler7145, Owner at The Welshmans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2021

It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to get to know you. Thank you for the lovely review and I’m glad you enjoyed your visit as in previous years. We pride ourselves on a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you...More

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Hi. We are not open at the moment. We do however have key workers staying. We won’t reopen to the public until restrictions allow. Thanks for the inquiry
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Hi george. From next Thursday we will have a double en-suite available but only until jan 3rd. The only thing we have left after that is a small single with a private bathroom just across the hall. If this is something you... More
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The Welshmans Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5