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The Shoe Makers Arms

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££ - £££, British,
Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
+44 1874 636508
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (9 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having organised a weekend of running, we were looking for a nice pub to enjoy a drink and a meal. The Shoe Makers came recommended and we thought we would give the pub a try. We were not disappointed, although all the tables were reserved,...More

Thank Philip G
Perry J, Manager at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. It is always nice to know that the hard work the team puts in is appreciated. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We visited The Shoe Makers on a Saturday night after it was recommended to us by the owner of Castlelodge B&B and we’re thoroughly glad we did! It was a very quiet pub but very welcoming. We were expecting to go up to the bar...More

Thank JulesOHara
Perry J, Manager at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thanks for coming to see us. We always appreciate visitors as we are a long way from the road especially when the weather is not so good. Hope to see you both again

Reviewed 15 January 2018

We booked this pub for a meal just before Christmas to kick off a stay in the Brecons. As we drove there we had misgivings- it is remote! But we left on cloud nine! The food was really good, but above all the welcome, service...More

Thank David M
Perry J, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

thanks for the review. We always welcome comments. Hope to see you again some time. And yes it is in the middle of nowhere but we like it like it like that, except when it snows lol

Reviewed 29 December 2017

Loved the atmosphere, served by a really friendly man at the bar, will be back for a meal soon. Stunning part of Wales.

Thank Purdeyvintage
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We had a meal with some friends - our first visit, Friday before Christmas. We had great, friendly service, had a good meal in a relaxing atmosphere - thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank krsmith28
Perry J, Manager at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thanks for the review. We always welcome your comments. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 December 2017

On the way to the beautiful Welsh valleys we became stranded in snow. We had to abandon our car and walk. We were kindly offered a lift after a miles walk. A welcome relief by a 4X4. The following day another owner of a 4X4...More

Thank b0rderterrier
Perry J, Manager at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi and thanks for the review. Always a pleasure to help stranded travellers in need. The locals are indeed amazing people. Lets hope no more snow this winter. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visited mid week for evening meal with family. Warm welcome from landlord and locals and dog welcomed into bar area. Good menu with good range of meals at very reasonable prices. Food was really good, freshly cooked and hot when arrived. Great gammon steak and...More

Thank Simon H
Perry J, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for your review Simon We hope to see you and the family again.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 15 October 2017

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

Reviewed 15 September 2017

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
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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$14
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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