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A must go and visit this old fashioned pub.good beer. a good welcome from the lady who served us on... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Pencoed, United Kingdom
tafarn gwerinol

bessiesy bia'r lle, dyma ei chartref. mae bessie dros ei 80 oed, nid yw'n hollol hapus os nad yw hi... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Emyr T
Crymych, United Kingdom
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| Gwaun Valley, Pontfaen SA65 9SE, Wales
+44 1348 881305
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All reviews bass the pub step back in time no frills welsh speakers good old days crisps rural wales well worth the visit an institution hatch jug barrel landlady unchanged pembrokeshire dogs
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

A must go and visit this old fashioned pub.good beer. a good welcome from the lady who served us on leaving Aunt Bessie bid us farewell. LONG LIVE AUNT BESSIE.!

1  Thank COLIN W
Reviewed 28 July 2017

What a dump, thank god that with the progress of time, this back in the good old days pub will change for the better or close for ever, I cant see the point of wallowing in the nostalgia of days gone by, drinking ordinary beer...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

bessiesy bia'r lle, dyma ei chartref. mae bessie dros ei 80 oed, nid yw'n hollol hapus os nad yw hi ymhlith ei thrigolion lleol. mae'r bar yn y rwm ffrynt., gyda chadeiriau pren i eistedd arnynt. mawr yw'r croeso yn gyffredinol., nifer o bobl lleol...More

3  Thank Emyr T
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit! A trip back in time to an old traditional pub! Great beer - white wine a bit warm but this place is about the beer and the experience!

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

In an isolated rural area this is a unique look at past life in the country. Bass beer served from a jug through an aperture in the wall. If you're lucky you might see Betty, but she is getting on, and we were served by...More

1  Thank BeeGee45
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Can't stop smiling about this pub, DO NOT EXPECT IT TO BE CONVENTIONAL. Bass from a barrel served in a jug, through a hatch, we walked 2 hours to get here, only to find we had no cash for a drink, we returned by car...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 14 June 2017

One of the last unaltered 'parlour pubs' left in the UK let alone Wales. Basically the front room of a cottage. Been visiting for the last ten years, every time we come to Pembrokeshire. Walking in the unique Cwn Gwaun (a rare example of a...More

1  Thank Nick W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I been before. It was a visit of going back in time to see a pub that was many years behind its time. Indeed it is a step in time Its a small bar dark appearance with a small area where only beer is served...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

if you are looking for it you should know it is realluy called The Dyffryn Arms(Tafarn y Cwm). but even then you may drive right past. in the beautiful Gwaun valley which is worth a drive and walk in its own right. we were served...More

3  Thank merionvw
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Always a fantastic atmosphere and an experience which which is becoming rarer as the years go by. The beer is poured from a jug and it tastes like proper ale

1  Thank Spike20051968
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2 October 2017|
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Response from Chrissie M |
It's proper name is The Dyffryn Arms. the good pub guide lists it as Pontfaen, Fishguard, Cwm Gwaun, Wales, SA65 9SE - different post code to the last contributor. but ask anyone - its a local institution
Linda F
12 February 2017|
Response from StevePenfro |
I'll be quite honest, I wouldn't bank on it. The mainstay is ale , served from a jug. There will be a few bottles of lager and possibly Cider. The pub is in a rather isolated, very rural and beautiful location and is a trip... More
29 June 2015|
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Response from Erylvet | Reviewed this property |
Whenever you fancy a pint you'll be served (so long as the kitchen light is on)