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The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant

Red Roses near whitland | Dyfed, Whitland SA34 0PD , Wales
+44 1834 831668
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Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Whitland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $32
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: We are a family run pub and restaurant located in the heart of rural wales, on the Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire Border we offer home cooked locally sourced food, which includes a range of budget meals during lunchtimes starting from £3.95 and a full al la carte menu every evening up to 9:00pm except sundays which is 8:00pm children are welcome with a selection of childrens meals from £2.95
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Llanfallteg,whitland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went to the chance at the weekend with my son and his friends on route to an autograss event and on arrival it was closed on a Sunday afternoon with no signage or notification to why. I can only assume that this pub is no longer trading. Shame as reviews looked so good.

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chancelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

HI sorry for delay in replying but the sporting chance is now closed and we as owners have moved premises 5 miles down the road to The Begelly Arms SA68 0YF a pub and restaurant serving home cooked food to the same standard all we have done is move the business from one pub to another with more options hope... More

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My family and I live in Penpedairheol near Hengoed, we always call in on the way to our caravan at Amroth Castle, in fact for the last 18 years, we really enjoy dining here. The staff are always pleasant, see you on March 1st! Cheers from Jan, Nigel and Leanna

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petethelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jan, Nigel & Leanna, thank you so much for your review it's always nice to receive praise for our team. Just to inform you we have now taken over the Begelly Arms Hotel in Kilgetty and will be cooking food there from now on we are still at the Chance for a while longer but we will eventually be... More

carmarthenshire
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We have been to the Sporting chance several times as we have a caravan nearby in Pendine and we always receive a warm welcome. The food is great and they are always willing to accomodate us when our children want something else. Thanks guys, Joanne, Tim, Hollie and Cass

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petethelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Joanne, Tim, Holly and Cass, Thanks for leaving us a lovely review, and I am glad we have made your visits to us as good as your comments, both Jackie and I as owners, and the staff appreciate them. next time you are in please let me know who you are, this may sound daft but I speak to... More

South Wales
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We booked a table for a Friday night whilst we were in the area and the owners were exceptionally accommodating in ensuring that a vegan evening meal was provided. We found the atmosphere pleasant and were seated next to a radiator which was lovely, and the service was fantastic. The food was home cooked and delicious, and whilst there was... More

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petethelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi My name is peter and along with my wife Jackie we own and run the sporting chance. Thanks for taking the time to review us, and also for leaving a positive review, as you are aware some restaurants struggle with different diets, such as vegan and also gluten free. We have made a lot of progress with gluten free... More

Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Passed by the the other day and called in for a bite to eat. The service was reasonable and the staff friendly. The food was of a very poor quality. It's a shame cause the place is pretty reasonable but the food was just awful

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petethelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi my name is Pete Adams and along with my wife Jackie we own and run the sporting Chance, Thanks for taking the time write a review, I am not sure when you called with us, from the date of entry I am assuming Sunday, and we have only just received the review, and I would be grateful therefore if... More

Seaton Carew, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Sporting Chance is some where we go on a regular basis, knowing that the meal we choose from an extensive menu will be first class.As a family run pub it is second to none,food is superb,as is the service.The fact the every thing is cooked from fresh speaks for its self,and as for the home made chips there is... More

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petethelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our pub and restaurant, as you mention we are a family run business, but we also have our valuable staff, and we try to encourage in them, family values in relation the service they provide customers on our behalf, we do promote a positive mental attitude. we try and have... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Great food and service, staff really go above and beyond to accommodate. Really excellent value for money a real gem of a bar and restaurant that shouldn't be missed My family visit there area regularly and can't believe that they have only just discovered this fantastic place. Thanks for everything the Morgans.

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petethelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the positive review and glad you found us our customer service is important to us. Thanks pete and jackie and hte sporting chance team More

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We've been coming here regularly throughout the summer and have always found a great welcome. The food is exceptional and home cooked and absolutely delicious. We've never gone away hungry. Def try as you will not be disappointed. Steve & Diana Llanelli.

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chancelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

HI Steve and Dianna. Thanks for the review and also the kind words, and thanks for being a regular customer, the best recommendation, is when a customer returns again and again regards Peter Adams and the team at the sporting chance. More

Wales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Had a lovely Sunday lunch here at a good price. It is a very clean pub and the staff were helpful and friendly.

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chancelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

HI Gill I appreciate your comments on the aspects of your visit and will pass on the comments about the friendly welcome to the staff who we encourage to read the reviews, Thanks again for using us regards pete Adams and the sporting chance team More

Pontypool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had seen the Sporting Chance on the way to our hotel near Tenby. What caught my eye was the Brains Dragon on the outside. I hadn't been well and we decided to have an easy dinner where I could satisfy my meagre appetite and my wife's normal one. It is a large, well decorated pub/restaurant. It is divided between... More

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chancelandlord, Owner at The Sporting Chance Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jeff I am glad you noticed the Brains dragon on the outside and called with us, I also apologise for not responding to this sooner as the wife and I have taken a break of our own recently, although Brains own the building we operate the business as tenants and the menu is our menu where we try and... More

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