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The Shoe Makers Arms

Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
+44 1874 636508
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pudding” (9 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited mid week for evening meal with family. Warm welcome from landlord and locals and dog welcomed into bar area. Good menu with good range of meals at very reasonable prices. Food was really good, freshly cooked and hot when arrived. Great gammon steak and...More

Thank Simon H
Perry J, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Simon We hope to see you and the family again.

Reviewed October 12, 2017

A warm welcome awaits you at The Shoe Makers Arms. We decided to visit this pub for dinner after reading excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Perry was an excellent, attentive host and there was a lovely selection of home-cooked food; perfect...More

Thank snowy_0wl
Perry J, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thanks for your review, we appreciate your comments & I hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 15, 2017

We had an early dinner in this community owned pub. The landlord was friendly and attentive. We had steak and kidney pie, lamb shank and cod and chips. They were all cooked well and the portions were generous. The menu comprises traditional home cooked food....More

Thank Graham R
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch yesterday, firstly sat outside in the lovely beer garden with our dog and then moved inside to the cool and to eat our lunch. Lunch was great, plenty of choice - homemade pie for husband and hunters chicken for myself which...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

I came across the shoemakers arms at Sennybridge whilst out for a day of walking up Penyfan. Someone told me turn off A470 where Signed Defynnog and the road led to the Shoemakers Arms. Now retired Landlady Gwyneth and landlord Salvatore where fab hosts making...More

Thank Gudfort
Reviewed November 15, 2016

A little off the beaten track, but a delight, a quirky charming pub, that you will want to come back to again and again. Good choice of beer, food is above average and you will go away having enjoyed a great welcome.

1  Thank mgkersey
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This quiet, cosy village pub is well worth a detour if you are in the Sennybridge area. It is friendly, welcoming and a good place to relax. There is a reasonable selection of beer (including one real ale when we were there) and a good...More

Thank davatron
Reviewed November 1, 2016

martin welcomed us and really made us feel at home in this perfect setting beatiful food and a log fire just made it perfect will return soon

Thank mija6869
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I was there with a big group of friends recently - had the steak, the food was incredible, and the service was also outstanding. They were very accommodating of a very large group of us! 100% recommended to visit here if you're in the area.

Thank Matt R
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Thank-you for taking the time to write a nice review for us. We appreciate the customers giving us feedback as we take pride in what we do.

Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here last week while on a group holiday. The owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating, despite the size of our group and us adding lots of extra desserts at the end. They also had Sourz available, and provided...More

Thank Nick C
444westie, Owner at The Shoe Makers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank-you for the lovely comments.

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Jane G
July 27, 2017|
Response from Perry J | Property representative |
We Have a small bar area which we allow dogs to sit in and the garden is always open but we do not allow dogs in the restaurant area. Thanks for your enquiry
Tom R
April 24, 2015|
Response from 444westie | Property representative |
Hi, We don't normally open on a weekday at lunch time. Maybe during the school holidays but as we have very little passing traffic its not really worth it. Did you particularly want a Monday lunch time? Give me a ring on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $13
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pentre Bach, Sennybridge, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 8UB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Sennybridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1874 636508
  • E-mail
We are open every day except tuesdays. We are open for lunch and dinner. Please call us to book a table. Food is served during opening hours. We serve honest affordable food from a sandwich to a full dinner. Sunday lunch is served from 12.00 to 2.30pm every Sunday and normal menu 5.30 to 8.30pm
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