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The Rifleman's Arms

Rifle Street, Blaenavon NP4 9QS, Wales
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After visiting The Big Pit we called in to The Rifleman for Sunday lunch. We arrived minutes before they stopped serving food at 3.00 p.m. but were still met with a warm welcome by the staff. The restaurant area is set out a bit like a canteen with tables filling the room but saying that the food was excellent. A... More 

Thank JAC446
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Why, in an unprepossessing inn in the middle of a coal town in south Wales, would you ever expect to find anything other than a mediocre British lunchtime experience? I wouldn't, for one, but I and my group of friends were bowled over by the generous and warm hearted welcome by the team of very attractive young ladies behind the... More 

1 Thank CraftyArchitect
Caerleon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

we tried a meal here the other day.thought it might be good but rather disappointed.i had soup to start,which had obviously come out of a packet,because it was thick and gloopy.then the steak i had for the main course was quite tasteless in fact it did not actually taste like steak.and the landlord seems more interested in selling secondhand cars... More 

3 Thank bobbydazzler_10
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The room was nice enough, decent sized room, bed and could move in the shower. Breakfast was the usual panic about what do vegans eat but I was happy with my plate - basically everything but the meat :0-) Staff were friendly and laid back.

1 Thank vegan_moo
Level Contributor
66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Not a frequent visitor, but when we go you can always rely on excellent food, and service. We were a party of 6, and chose 5 different meals between us, all the meals looked appetising, I could have eaten either one of them. Good food, good service, reasonable prices, and good beer what more do you want.

2 Thank Aelodnewydd
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Following an excellent visit to The Big Pit lunch was needed, we were directed to The Rifleman's. Parking was not so easy but when we entered the Inn were were welcomed in a truly Welsh manner, warm, friendly one could not ask for more. The restaurant is comfortable and warm, there was rain and a cold wind blowing outside. The... More 

Thank Philip W
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Me and my husband called in on a Saturday lunch time, the restaurant was very cosy,my husband had the steak and I had the chicken with ribs, it was best the meal out I have had for a very long time, very tasty and cooked perfect, there was a lot of food, Tom Jones music playing in the background which... More 

2 Thank angell93
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Called in to the Riflemans Arms for lunch not expecting too much other than pub grub,but was surprised with a meal that was truly exceptional . I had pork medalion which was cooked to perfection and the homemade chips the best I've ever had!. The hostess went out of her way to make our lunch enjoyable and was very helpful... More 

1 Thank Kirsha W
Moreton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Excellent place to stay very friendly with excellent customer service will definitely be returning. I would recommend the rifles to anyone visiting Blaenavon.We were made to feel very welcome our whole visit . It is situated in an excellent place to visit all the main tourist attractions. We visited the big pit etc on our visit.The food was excellent with... More 

2 Thank lin l
Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

By chance called into the Riflemans on Saturday 20/10/12, the hosts were very welcoming and the pub had a lovely atmosphere, you can enjoy a pint in front of the fire or use the restaurant next door which served very high class home cooked traditional food. Accomodation is available on site and looking forward to using these on my next... More 

6 Thank Keith N

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