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US$15 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fir ages we have been looking forward to a pub within walking distance that has a warm welcome, good food and value for money. It has arrived. This evening we had our first meal since the reopening and it was excellent. A warm friendly welcome...from arrival, a creative and balanced menu at good prices, and fantastic service throughout. We really hope this is the beginning of a successful time for the Vaynol Arms, Pentir team, and we will do want we can to support it. We really enjoyed especially the sizzling dishes. To promote the pub and food, it would be good for passers by and locals to have a menu outside. Thank you and good luck!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very warm and enthusiastic welcome at the pub this evening. Good food at sensible prices. Wonderful to have the pub open in Pentir again. Good luck and best wishes. Diolch yn fawr.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

We stopped here a couple of times, just for drinks. We had our two dogs with us and we were given a very warm welcome. The staff were friendly and chatty and provided plenty of water for the dogs. There was also a small garden...area where you could sit and watch the horses. Very enjoyableMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

This was a decent little find just off the road. We stopped for a quick Sunday roast and found a very friendly and welcoming pub, a "proper" pub in that it looks and feels like a pub should and isn't painted grey and charging £25...for a burger. Brilliant value, decent food, friendly and exactly what we all wanted as a family, after walking around a lot - will stop in again when up here.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Staff very polite and friendly, but the food was awful, been there many times and never felt like this before. New management, not better….

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

It was a nice little pub with great service and decent pub food, good portion sizes, exactly what we were looking for. We had hotdogs and chips and it was great.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021 via mobile

Having read about the exploits of Gethin from previous reviews, we decided to travel the 350 miles from London to visit this pub and witness his exploits for ourselves. We were not disappointed! Not only were we lucky enough to over hear an audience with...Gethin and be party to some dry stone walling and tiling banter but also to enjoy the atmosphere of revelry and good natured teasing. Our highlight was watching Gethin be locked in a cupboard, right beside us, just for jokes by the brilliant bar maid. She knows how to keep this scoundrel in check! Seriously, we had the best time, with delicious Moose bitter. Next time we hope to sample some of the food menu - the onion rings look superb. Thanks guys.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 September 2020

I booked a table here to have Sunday tea with a friend who lives in Tregarth so is fairly local, yet he hadn't ever tried here. I was travelling from the East side of Wales. The table was booked and we also pre-ordered our meals...to make sure that we got what we wanted. My car broke down en route and my friend had to come out to rescue me, so we were over half an hour late for the booking. Called ahead, the landlady was very kind and helpful and held our meals until we got there. I had made a bit of a mess of my friend's order as he is vegetarian and I was specifically asked when ordering, some detailed questions about what would be ok on his meal and I agreed to things that it turned out, he didn't eat. The staff were wonderful despite it being my mistake and quickly sorted the problem, the landlady came over and was superbly helpful, offering alternatives and sorted the problem out very quickly. The food was just lovely and plentiful, the service outstanding. I would recommend eating here, nice old world pub, they know how to treat customers (even those who make a mess of the order) and sort discreetly and in a very friendly way. Will certainly be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

A good roadside pub for food. Food was of good quality. Fair sized portions for the price and cooked well. Nothing extravagant but good, honest pub food and all the better for it! Staff were pleasant enough throughout our meal. Not excessivley attentive but not...disinterested either, a good balance in the current situation. The Covid situation is handled sufficiently by the staff and venue. The pub visibly is nice and clean. At no point did we feel at any risk of any form of contamination etc. The only downside was minor and difficult for the pub to influence but in the sake of completness I will include it here: Parking on the road was a little limited - however this was due to some "interesting" parking by others prior to our arrival and would in no way stop us visiting again. I only include it here as if you have people of limited mobility it may be an issue. Car park looked a little full so we went for the road option. Many thanks to the staff at the Faenol Arms for a proper pub meal in a lovely clean pub where the staff are handling the Covid situation well.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020

i’ve been going to the faenol 3 years now and out of every pub/restaurants ive been in faenol was by far the best! the food was always up to very high standard and quality i never ever had a poor meal there!! Staff service was...always amazing as well there was nothing at all i could of passed a fault on I had my last meal there Friday Night very gutted the owners are leaving but its safe to say they deserve their semi retirement after all their continuous hard work. I wish you both good luck in all that comes your way in the future Thankyou / DiolchMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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21 August 2018|
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Response from mik712017 | Reviewed this property |
I know that the Vaynol Arms will bend over backwards to accommodate any dietary requirements as my wife cannot have fat in her food at all. When I spoke to the landlady she said no problem and that they do their best to... More
Andrew S
26 March 2018|
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Response from Red77777777 | Property representative |
Hi, There is a great one opposite called Plas Tirion. Contact number is 01248 364430 Regards Dave
11 January 2018|
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Response from TravelmanBasingstoke | Reviewed this property |
hi there, didn't travel with our pet. however most pubs do allow pets in the bar area.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4