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The Butchers Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Alltwen Hill | Alltwen, Pontardawe SA8 3BP, Wales
+44 1792 863100
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times and have usually been satisfied however this time I was a bit disappointed as my chicken dish even though tasty, the portion was very small. The staff were very friendly and it was a warm atmosphere. I am going back to the Butchers Arms in a couple of weeks with my family, so see what... More 

Thank Barbara A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here a couple of times, and each time seems to be better than before. The service is professional,prompt but not intrusive. Food is fabulous, and even for vegetarians and fussy eaters there are options. Staff are knowledgeable about the menu and can provide good advice on the ingredients and level of spice used. Only negative is, is... More 

Thank Nicola E
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

every time ive been here ive always had fab food its not the cheaoest around but its most certainly high up on my best list, the staek is always good quality and cookes as requested, definately worth a look

Thank Mal P
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I recently visited the butchers arms for a large family celebration, the majority of the party ordered fish and chips and it was awful, fish seeped in oil and bones alongside chips that had clearly been fried at least twice that day but somehow were cold they came alongside a tiny smear of pea paste. I am usually a very... More 

Thank jennifer10x
Swansea County, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We arrived with my partner wanting to make changes to her pre ordered choice of main course which was dealt with efficiently and once our orders were confirmed the meals were served piping hot and delicious! I cannot complement the staff highly enough. The ribeye steak I had was cooked to perfection and absolutely gorgeous and the chocolate brownie with... More 

Thank Dominic B
Bath, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A healthy walk up the hill from Pontardawe there is always a good welcome, an excellent meal and a great range of drinks. Luckily the walk home is downhill.

Thank SnowBrian
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Our first visit. Nice restaurant surroundings although maybe tables a little close together. Menu was different and interesting and we both chose a dish we hadn't had before. Food was very tasty; not big portions but that's not a bad thing ! Dessert however seemed more generous and was delicious. Attentive and polite service.

Thank Claire W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Went here sunday even to take a stab at the tapas option. What an amazing choice, all the food was homemade and tasted delicious! Would deffinately recommend this to EVERYONE! Also heard they are going to be serving afternoon teas on request, will deffinately be trying this in the near future!

Thank Michael L
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have not been here for years. Food was average with quite small quantities and not a huge choice. Desserts were very nice though and the service was exceptional.

Thank joycecme
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Been here several times with family and friends. Always love the food, regularly go for Sunday lunch, you get a well cooked dinner which does not include mushy over cooked vegetables like a lot of places! Good amount of meat too. Great food here!

Thank J3S51CA

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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
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alltwen Hill | Alltwen, Pontardawe SA8 3BP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Pontardawe
  • Phone Number: +44 1792 863100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?