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The Goytre Arms

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Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
+44 1873 880376
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hadnt been to this place for years but will certainly be going back!! Staff were very welcoming, attentive, friendly and gave great service. Food was excellent, all 4 people in our party cleared their plates. Chips were lush!!! Unfortunately had no room for a desert. Not many places i would rush back to for a meal these days but i... More 

Thank Sian B
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently took my mother for lunch at this establishment,she is elderly and does not go out much. From the moment we arrived it was a pleasant experience. We were greeted by a lovely guy named Julian, he was so attentive to my mother's needs and bent over backwards to make us feel valued. The food was very good and served... More 

1 Thank vivairons
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed lovely food. Burger was really 100% meaty, ham and chips tasty. Chicken pie and steak and ale pie both had loads of flavour. Recommend the mushroom ciabatta as a starter. Full of flavour.

2 Thank helenhutchings10
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking to take my Mother out for her birthday but my wife is vegan, and often there is nothing on the menu for her when we go for a pub meal and we needed wheelchair access for my Mother. We phoned up the day before and told a vegan option and access were not a problem. On arrival... More 

2 Thank DandJfromWales
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for a late family lunch food was lovely , great atmosphere really helpful staff nothing too much trouble would definitely visit again x 😊

1 Thank Tilliegeorge
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Positive is that it's a cozy pub with a country feel, negative side is that the manager is as moody as a £5 rolex!! Such a cold stern serious personality with a dead pan face, always seems very flustered over the slightest things!? Can never tell if he'll even acknowledge you even though you'd have had a lengthy chat with... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
south wales united kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We enjoyed a good time at the Goytre Arms pub,as soon as we walked in the atmosphere was good we were welcomed by two staff who was so nice, great menu I wanted curry but don't like it too spicy Jake one of the staff was very helpful explained about the curry it was homemade and delicious,the other meal we... More 

2 Thank dai2m
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222 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

While working in the area I looked at this place and read reviews on tripadvisor. Well it exceeded our expectations by a mile. The landlord was very friendly the staff excellent and the food was brilliant. Everything was extremely tasty. It was very reasonabley priced and good sized portions. Some reviews whinged about not a lot. I just wish we... More 

3 Thank Cyndi M
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Although I find this venue quite cozy, I do find the food over rated and expensive for what it is, although the manager begs to differ, speaking of which, I find him to be inconsistent with his mood swings, there are times when he greets you like his lost rich relative with one foot in the grave, then other times... More 

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pontypool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on 28/01/17 with two of our friends and throughly enjoyed our evening. We were greeted by an older man who appeared to be in charge, he was nice and showed us our table, although he was stressed and quite anxious. However it was the two younger members of staff (1 boy and 1 girl) who really stole the show... More 

2 Thank MaggieJones123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1873 880376
At The Goytre Arms, you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from our friendly staff.The ambiance is warm, relaxing and cosy. All meals are freshly prepared by our experienced chefs. Our food is locally sourced, from our fruit and vegetables to our meats. We have an extensive selection of meals and deserts to satisfy most peoples needs. We also have a large enclosed rear garden with a children's play area and plenty of tables and seating to enjoy your food outside (weather permitting). We welcome families of all ages. There is a free car park at the front and rear of the pub.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?