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The Gwyn Arms

££ - £££, British,
Callwen Farm Brecon Road | Pen Y Cae, Abercrave,, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GP, Wales
+44 1639 730310
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“home made chips” (12 reviews)
“chicken curry” (12 reviews)
“apple crumble” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Callwen Farm Brecon Road | Pen Y Cae, Abercrave,, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GP, Wales
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Called in today, the Gwyn has been decorated beautifully for Christmas the tree is absolutely massive and must have taken many hours to decorate. Received a warm welcome as per usual, I had Lasagna which is the best I’ve ever tasted with chunky homemade chips....More

Thank christinalle
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visited with our friends for a meal today (Sunday). We had phoned to ask if they did a Sunday lunch and knew that they did not, but we were made aware that there was a varied menu available. I had not been here for...More

Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The pub is in a lovely little spot with beautiful views and plenty of outdoor space. I hope to bring the kids next time as they have a little play park also. .They had a glorious open coal fire which is something I havent seen...More

Thank Stu L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great local pub, very friendly staff. Food was delivered quickly. Hot, tasty and good portions. Good value.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I haven't been here for maybe 10 years. Made a late booking , they do not do a Sunday Lunch menu but their standard menu is available . The Place is just off the main road opposite the entrance to the caves It decor is...More

Thank 596SteveC
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Good quality pub grub which was enjoyed by all of us, not expensive. Easy parking and a friendly welcome.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We were at the caves and weren’t impressed with their food offering so chose to drive the 2 mins down the road to the Gywn Arms. Great decision, very quite Monday yet we were warmly greeted and had a great pub lunch. Thank you

Thank 758adams
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Been to The Gwyn a few times over the last 20 years or so and it's been consistently wonderful. Took my mum and her friend there yesterday for mum's 72nd birthday. Great non-fussy menu - not a '2 courses for x option' just what they...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely pub for a lunch time meal, and what a treat it was !! A welcoming fire was ablaze which was so appreciated on a very wet and windy day . The food was all home cooked and very tasty, we all...More

Thank BettySouthWales
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Booked fifty motorcyclists in for lunch and they coped admirably. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Food was of quality and well cooked, good size portions and no unnecessary frills. Lovely position with good parking and lovely outside ambience. Would I go again? Yes. Would...More

Thank onetry
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Questions & Answers
28 May 2017|
Response from GailH783 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes the pub is open for food all day on Bank Holiday Monday.
Boyzee B
5 April 2017|
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Response from 123pass | Reviewed this property |
No I go very often no name change or change of the really lovely owners
Kimberly S
26 February 2017|
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Response from 123pass | Reviewed this property |
No but lots of different options to chose from
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callwen Farm Brecon Road | Pen Y Cae, Abercrave,, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Pen-y-cae
  • Phone Number: +44 1639 730310
The Gwyn Arms is an old and beautiful country pub / restaurant, set amid the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons. Located within an easy stroll of the magnificent “National Showcaves centre of Wales” and historic “Craig Y Nos Castle”. “The Gwyn” has a large, outdoor fenced play area to occupy children. This doubles as an ideal place for parents to watch them, but also somewhere to sit and enjoy the wonderful, every changing, scenery that the area has to offer. Relaxing, friendly and family orientated. An upstairs function room that easily seats up to 60 people can cater for all of life’s occasions; birthdays, weddings, christenings, anniversaries, holidays etc. Homemade, good quality, reasonably priced food is served daily from 12:00 hrs. We pride ourselves on our hand peeled, hand cut, real chips. Customers return time and again to try our fabulous, delicious, homemade desserts.
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