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The Gwyn Arms

) #2 of 3 Restaurants in Pen-y-cae $$ - $$$ , British,
Callwen Farm Brecon Road | Pen Y Cae, Abercrave,, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GP, Wales
+44 1639 730310
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“chicken curry” (11 reviews)
“ham” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Callwen Farm Brecon Road | Pen Y Cae, Abercrave,, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GP, Wales
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

Avoid this pub, unless you want to experience the worst customer service and the most unfriendly land lord. The pub has a very odd smell, weird 1980's decor, and had an old people's home vibe. Staff kept asking us if we wanted to order food...More

7  Thank Richard F
GailH783, Owner at The Gwyn Arms, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Hi 8 year old Finlay, Many thanks for taking the time out to review our business. It's good to see that a very young person is able to write such a comprehensive review. So if I may, I'd like to clarify a few of your...More

Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I was camping nearby with friends and family and we just found the nearest place to eat. What a fantastic place. As an international tour leader I am quite particular and critical when out for dinner. The pub is totally family run, which is unusual...More

2  Thank AnonCalne
Reviewed October 22, 2016

very friendly place lovely meal five of went today for lunch all enjoyed only a little moan no rice with the curry but apart from that excellent we will be going back

Thank abmgm
Reviewed October 21, 2016

This family run country restaurant is the most welcoming and friendly in Wales. If you want excellent, home cooked food, great portions and choice, then this is the place for you. The owners and staff are all friendly, very happy to talk to their customers...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the caves and we are very happy we did. The food was awesome and really well priced. We had the stew which was so extremely thick and tasty with meat that just fell apart. We had the scrummy...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Lovely time as normal, don't know why all theses bad reviews are on this business webpage on trip advisor

Thank 123pass
Reviewed October 5, 2016

I have had to write this as some of the reviews on here I find are such a shame as we have been calling in the Gwyn Arms for the past 3 years whilst staying on the caravan site in Dan yr ogof. We have...More

1  Thank judithjames2016
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Yet again I had the pleasure of the owner of the Gwyn arms, rude is an understatement. He clearly doesn't want any customers. I am not one to leave anything negative but this guy is so rude it's shocking. Why on earth has he decided...More

9  Thank Stuart98709890
GailH783, Owner at The Gwyn Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2016

Hi Stuart, Many thanks for taking the time to review our business. You haven't really explained your comment at the start of your review.. "Yet again I had ....". This would seem to indicate that we have had dealings with or encountered you and your...More

Reviewed September 24, 2016

Called at the Gwyn for a treat as opposed to cooking myself! As always,me and my husband had a delicious meal,the steak was fabulous and the ham tgat my husband had was also very good.The home-made chips were the best by far,lovely,friendly staff ,we are...More

Thank vwtiltman
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I love to read tripadvisor before i dine and can say now that this is the first and mostly likely the last time i will visit this restaurant. I had steak with home made chips. I found the steak to be of good quality but...More

5  Thank mythought2016
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Questions & Answers
May 28, 2017|
Response from GailH783 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes the pub is open for food all day on Bank Holiday Monday.
Boyzee B
April 5, 2017|
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Response from 123pass | Reviewed this property |
No I go very often no name change or change of the really lovely owners
Kimberly S
February 26, 2017|
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Response from 123pass | Reviewed this property |
No but lots of different options to chose from
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callwen Farm Brecon Road | Pen Y Cae, Abercrave,, Pen-y-cae SA9 1GP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Pen-y-cae
  • Phone Number: +44 1639 730310
The Gwyn Arms is an old and beautiful country pub / restaurant, set amid the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons. Located within an easy stroll of the magnificent “National Showcaves centre of Wales” and historic “Craig Y Nos Castle”. “The Gwyn” has a large, outdoor fenced play area to occupy children. This doubles as an ideal place for parents to watch them, but also somewhere to sit and enjoy the wonderful, every changing, scenery that the area has to offer. Relaxing, friendly and family orientated. An upstairs function room that easily seats up to 60 people can cater for all of life’s occasions; birthdays, weddings, christenings, anniversaries, holidays etc. Homemade, good quality, reasonably priced food is served daily from 12:00 hrs. We pride ourselves on our hand peeled, hand cut, real chips. Customers return time and again to try our fabulous, delicious, homemade desserts.
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