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The Goytre Arms

) #10 of 40 Restaurants in Pontypool €€ - €€€ , British,
Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
+44 1873 880376
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Star Road | Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AH, Wales
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited goitre arms today with my wife, great atmosphere friendly staff ordered food I had tuna mayonnaise baquette my wife had cheese and onion baquette,with 2 sides of chunky chips.my review about this restaurant is about the time it took to prepare 2 banquettes,45mins,and when...More

Thank stewartpitman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Goytre Arms for Sunday lunch. From the moment we arrived the service and atmosphere was great. Staff very attentive. We all thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch and the deserts were fabulous. Definitely be going back again had a fab afternoon.

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab food and very warm welcome. Highly recommended. The Hangman Skewer was delicious. Landlord very friendly.

Thank Charlotte243
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had family down from Scotland last may bank holiday had starters which was lovely we ordered two mixed grills one was ok but my mixed grill I received I was astounded to be given scrag ends at almost 19 pounds I expected to receive a...More

Thank PontypoolWeekenders
Mazdamad, Owner at The Goytre Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we take all criticisms very seriously. In respect to your starters and meals you were happy with everything except the one Mixed Grill or rather the size of it. All the meat comes from a local reputable butcher and...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday night when Richard the landlord runs a quiz & gives a special deal on a meal with the quiz. Good value & good food.

Thank Owen D
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic steak and ale pie with the most perfect chips. Never been disappointed with this place. Would highly recommend

Thank stuart m
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We booked a large family meal here over Easter, the staff were very helpful and friendly, which made the afternoon really enjoyable. Our party consisted of two wheelchair users, there was good access from the front entrance, as well as ample room in the dinning...More

Thank Sheila J
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Lovely food great beer and friendly staff didn't wait long to be served and the food was piping hot.

Thank stewartpitman
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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....More

1  Thank Sian B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank vivairons
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is the pub family friendly ??
25 May 2015|
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Response from Mazdamad | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Very family orientated
why does the landlord pay the staff cash in hand ?? (wonder how much he's hidden from the taxman)
18 May 2015|
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Response from Mazdamad | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
This is a ridiculous statement from an ex employee with a grudge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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