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£6 - £30
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying as a large group locally and decided to try Sunday lunch at Y Giler Arms. We were put on a table near the window with beautiful views and attended to promptly. We had a combination of 2/3 courses (there were around 5/6...starter options and the usual main roast options including a vegetarian dish). The food came out quickly and was lovely. There was plenty of gravy and bowls of vegetables brought out with the main meals. There was a good selection of drinks at the bar (something for everyone). Staff were extremely friendly too. Overall the meal was really tasty and it was incredibly good value- we wouldn’t hesitate to return next time we are in the area!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended this amazing place for WVVW campout. I actually stopped in the pub. Was greeted by the lovely Eddie and his amazing family and also some friends of his that was helping out for the weekend. The room was spotless and cosy. Breakfast was very...good along with the rest of the food I had. I was that impressed I am coming back later in the year in my camper van to stop on the campsite. Highly recommend 👌.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the Gilet arms for a VW family weekend, where we were met with a very warm welcome. The views from the campsite are wonderful. The pub itself is lovely with staff to match. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

We visit on a regular basis as Wvwcc (vw camper club)iv just had my 70 birthday party there,I guarantee a great welcome and service ,fantastic pub hotel.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday roast with a beautiful view. Chef was very accommodating to dietary needs and explained menu. Vegan roast and dessert available. Both were delicious and highly recommended .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

We  stopped here for a night and booked a pitch with EHU for our camper van and in the restaurant for a meal in the evening. However, the weather was again against us, so unable to walk the area as planned (it was torrential at...one point and even the sheep in the field next door took refuge!). After a while, we strolled over to the pub between showers for drinks and to plan our dinner. We opted to have a main and pudding, and were not disappointed. I opted for the lamb shank, with husband having the pie of the day (steak) then I had the chocolate and cherry cheesecake, and husband had the chocolate and orange jaffa cake. Lovely. Staff were great and food was lovely. We even booked breakfast the next morning to enjoy before we came back home! Well worth a visit. More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Found this little gem on a drive out to another place and decided to go for a evening meal here with the family. There were a total of 8 of us and we were catered for at short notice although others had booked. The food...part of the pub was welcoming ,.and We were looked after by a lovely called Becks our waitress who looked after us and also who we had a laugh with. The food was a great price and good sized portions and although we did wait a bit of time for the food it was still in my opinion a great place with a great choice of menu. plus at short notice you would obviously expect a little delay for so many people who just descended on the pub. Will be returning next year .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Great place. Great food. Best service with a smile.. We enjoyed the beers , all the dishes and the great stuff

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Great food, reasonable prices & fabulous, super helpful staff. The view over the lake wA beautiful too. Went as a family group of 10 & they did everything possible to make it a great evening. Thanks especially to Jordan.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023 via mobile

Very disappointing rib-eye steak served with odd tasting mushrooms and peas with sad salad. Slow and minimal service. Lots of potential at this lovely spot though if they reduced options and focused on quality. Nice bar area but needs more dynamic service.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

great food and staff really friendly couldn't have done more for you. Lovely place to go and clean and tidy

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023 via mobile

We always call in here for a meal every time we visit Cwm Penmachno, the first time we came here it was almost by accident, but now it’s very much deliberate that we always call in here for a meal. The staff are all lovely,...as is the food, we’ve never had a bad meal there, and for the area it’s very reasonably priced. We are already looking forward to our next visit there!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

Food average same as the place very average you get what you pay for. Would choose somewhere else next visit to the area.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2022

When I called to book, I was offered two time slots for dinner and took the 6:30pm one (I'm glad we didn't take the later one!). When we arrived, the bar and dining room had a fair number of customers, but there were plenty of...spare tables. There was a bit of a wait to be seated in the restaurant and I got the impression the staff were struggling to cope with the limited number of customers. After being seated in the restaurant, we weren't kept waiting too long to order our meals (2). We didn't order any starters, but we had to wait over an our for our food to be served. A family of four seated on a nearby table had arrived before us and their main course didn't arrive until we'd nearly finished our meals. I have no complaints about the quality of food, I order gammon, which was tasty, not too salty and cooked just right. Having waited so long for our main course, we thought twice about ordering dessert, but took a gamble we wouldn't have to wait quite as long. The desserts arrived reasonably quickly and were very nice. We did receive a verbal apology for the slow service, but at no time did any member of the staff ask if the food was to our liking. The staff were quite pleasant though. Even though we didn't order starters, I don't consider a wait of over an hour to serve a main course is acceptable, and waiting staff should always ask if the food is to the customer's liking. The average rating is a reflection of the poor service and not the quality of food. Had the service been better we would probably have returned for a second meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022

We initially sat in the lounge bar - we could see the restaurant with the laid tables but we were in the bar area. We have an assistance dog and she had her assistance identification on her lead. However, we were asked, politely, to move...as dogs were not allowed in that area but we had to go to the public bar. Under the Equalities Act Law, assistance dogs of any kind are allowed in any public space. We did point out, politely, that she was an assistance dog so we should be allowed to sit there. He insisted we moved, we were not very impressed but we did move as had already paid for the beer. Also the beer we wanted was not available.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Y Giler Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5