Shoemakers Arms

Shoemakers Arms

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Hours
Sun
11:00 - 22:00
Tue
17:00 - 22:30
Wed
17:00 - 22:30
Thu
17:00 - 22:30
Fri
17:00 - 23:00
Sat
11:00 - 0:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant offer outdoor seating?
About
Country pub in a beautiful setting serving drinks and home cooked food
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles13 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Gavin J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Excellent in all respects. Have eaten numerous times since reopening both evenings and Sunday lunches. Always made to feel exceptionally welcome. Service cannot be faulted - always polite and keeping an eye on guests but not intrusive. The food is truly home cooked fare prepared and presented to a high standard offering value for money. The pub is presented to a high standard and is always spotless. We always look forward to our next visit.
Written 6 August 2023
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Tracey cobbett
we are very glad that you enjoy your time at the Shoemakers we are always glad to see you thanks for your great review.
Written 6 August 2023
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Navigator761306
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Lovely location, we came over the New Year staying in the cottage next door. A community owned pub in a small village. The couple running the place were very friendly and accommodating, good selection of beers and good pub food at reasonable prices. A bit out of the way but worth a detour.
Written 6 January 2024
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stephen o
Swansea County11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
A visit by friends to this lovely country pub. Welcome 10/10. beer 10/10. meals all 14 were served hot at the same time despite there being a variety of meals on Our order so 10/10. We will be back either as a group or as individual couples.
Written 15 February 2024
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Tracey Cobbett
It was great to have you all visit us so glad that you enjoyed your time and food with us. It will be good to see you again. Thanks for review
Written 16 February 2024
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soulfly69
Southampton4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Nice friendly pub in a lovely location. Drinks were good prices but Sunday roast was just OK. Served on cold plates and everything could have been hotter. Food was tasty but quality was more like popping to a friends house for a roast, and not going out for a family pub roast costing £15.00 a plate! Would not eat there again, but lovely friendly pub for an evening drink with the locals.
Written 6 August 2023
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DrewF
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
The Shoemakers Arms is a lovely traditional village pub. We came to stay locally for a week and ate 3 times in the Shoemakers Arms. The food was straight forward and most importantly, very tasty. Everyone we spoke to was extremely welcoming. Not a large menu but enough variety to cover most preferences.
Written 26 October 2023
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Georgina P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Returning to the pub with the new management we were very happy with our Sunday lunch. The food was delicious; even my anti-veg partner and daughter were very happy. We will be back!
Written 7 April 2024
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Tracey Cobbett
Thank you for your review its always a pleasure to have pleasent visitors. hope to see you again
Written 7 April 2024
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David P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Lovely , atmospheric Inn, greeted with a hearty welcome. Great Real Ale. Good quality food, well cooked and served. Recommended.
Written 15 February 2024
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Tracey Cobbett
Glad you enjoyed your visit thanks for great review. See you again
Written 16 February 2024
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Chris D
Manchester3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
Visiting Wales for a family funeral . Great home cooked food. Cosy pub with wood burner..good service Would highly recommend
Written 3 February 2024
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Tracey Cobbett
Glad you enjoyed your food and visit, thank you for your review.
Written 12 February 2024
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Michael W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Staying nearby, so popped in on a Friday night for something to eat. Wife and I both had the burgers, on recommendation from some locals. Absolutely fantastic! So many places promise to make a great burger, and so many just go through the motions and serve up a dry tasteless lump of meat sandwiched in a bun, not here. This was exceptionally tasty , made to their own recipie using local ingredients, big , juicy and cooked to perfection. Great little country pub, with a warm and friendly welcoming from the owners. Can't recommend enough.
Written 17 October 2023
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Tracey Cobbett
Thanks for great review, glad you enjoyed hope to see you again.
Written 19 October 2023
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pyrotech999
34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
This is somewhere we have gone many times each year. We hold our big Christmas Party here. Unfortunately we will not visit again and need a new xmas party venue. I hope the new owners take on the criticism and put things right, or i can see this cozy community pub closing. Positives : We booked which was easy The pub is still warm and cozy It appears clean. Negatives We arrived and found that it appeared busy as it used to be, with carpark full. We took this as a positive sign. We ordered our Sunday lunches Of course the prices had increased, which we knew and expected. Its no longer a huge value for money, its more inline with other similar venue's. Unfortunately the lad that took our order, was very much to the point. No small talk, no how are you, no recommendations. Just are you ready to order. Unfortunately the waitresses that used to work there are no longer there. Tey would find time to have a laugh and joke, recommend things on menu and they always guessed what my son would have for dessert. Such a shame they have lost that personnel touch The food was okay, some parts a bit cold and a lack of variety with the veg. The dessert menu was presented in a similar manner to the main couse, just no friendliness or emotion. Missing is the popular crumble, apple, pear, rhubarb etc 4 options - one being ice cream and two very similar. Prices of dessert have gone up by £1 each, thats reasonable. The size has gone down by about 30% thats disappointing. Same gravy is offered for both pork and beef dinners, so they lost a nice touch there. Dessert spoons - we were given soup spoons for dessert. These little touches add up When it came to paying, it was the only time the guy behind the bar talked to us. He was too busy talking to his friend for the whole lunch time. He just told us the amount, took the cash and a quick thanks. At no time did anyone ask how is you meal Make any conversation Ask if everything is all right. One other tips If you'er having dogs in, which is understandable in a Country pub. Have an area for owners and pets and offer other customers pet area or non pet area. Service with a smile wins every-time!! This previously amazing community pub has lost its way since Perry left. i think the owners should have done more to keep him as standards and levels of friendliness have dropped significantly. I fear that it will only be local farmers using this pub soon and takings will drop and eventually it could be lost. It was because of the friendly Atmosphere that we regularly travelled over 40 miles to meet up at this pub. Several times a month. Food ok Prices Normal I do hope the new owners take this on board but we will not be returning to see it.
Written 31 July 2023
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Tracey Cobbett
Hello Im sorry you didnt find the shoemakers very friendly, most people have been happy with the service and the food. the lad as you call him is a young boy new to the job so give him a chance, people have to gain confidence sometimes.I am sorry we will not be seeing you again we try and keep all our customers happy.
Written 2 August 2023
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Vanessa V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
New management, still a lovely pub. Delighted to find the new family in charge so welcoming and friendly. Very tasty Sunday lunch. Will be back
Written 23 July 2023
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Lucy S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Lovely home cooked food, lovely landlord and really friendly. Welcomed us and our 2 dogs and food came out very quickly! Would definitely return!☺️
Written 29 June 2023
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JDavRDav
83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Went to the Shoemakers on Sunday for a pint and ended up having Sunday Lunch. Great welcome from the landlord and a few locals that were at the bar. Food was good and plentiful and I was surprised to discover that this was the first day that it was available.
Written 26 June 2023
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