Eating in the local villages
The White Swan in Llanfrynach. LD3 7BZ (1mile) Tel: 01874 665277
Very nice restaurant with bar attached offering a la carte menu and specials. Lots of original features such as wooden beams and oak floors. Mon-Tues 5pm till late, Weds-Sat 11.30 till late, Sunday no food after 5pm. Best to call to make a reservation.
The Three Horseshoes at Groesffordd, LD3 7SN ( 2 miles) Tel: 01874 665672
Good restaurant food, prices and portions. Good all-rounder, caters for all tastes and ages. Sometimes live music. Serves real ales. Booking advisable, although they always try and accommodate. A local favourite for a drink at the bar.
Royal Oak in Pencelli, LD3 7LX (2-1.5miles) Tel: 01874 665396
Cosy characterful pub, with good home-made food. Beer garden next to canal. Not a huge selection, but there is always an old favourite on there and always done very well. Opening times and days vary.
The Star at Talybont-on-Usk, LD3 7YX. (4 miles) Tel: 01874 676635
Traditional village pub, with log fires in winter, and a riverside beer garden. A good selection of real ales, and they offer good pub grub (home-made), reasonably priced. A locals favourite with quiz nights, live bands and food theme nights. Popular with bikers and hikers.
The Travellers Rest at Talybont-on-Usk. ( 4 miles) Tel: 01874 676233
Fine bistro food and a good selection of wines. They have a beautiful patio area and conservatory. NO CARDS. Closed on Mondays Call to make reservation and check opening times as they may change.
The Old Ford Inn, Llanhamlach, (3 miles). Tel: 01874 665220. Old Coach House offering hearty food and good value.
Petershone Court, Llanhamlach (2 miles). Tel: 01874 665 387. A beautiful Country Spa hotel with restaurant attached.
The Felinfach Griffin about six miles along the Hereford road. LD3 0UB. Full on gastro pub, great! Tel: 01874 620111.
number 18 cafe & brasserie, 18 High Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BD. Tel: 01873) 810337 Quite stylish for these parts. Local food with a modern feel.
The Hardwick, Old Raglan Road, Abergavenny, NP7 9AA. Smart restaurant. Tel: 01873 854220
The Walnut Tree at Llandewi Skirrid near Abergavenny . Michelin starred restaurant with Shaun Hill as chief. Tel: 01873 654797
Eating in Brecon
Tipple and Tiffin at the Brecon Theatre at the Canal Basin,LD3 7EW. Tel: 01874 611866. Coffee and meals. Eat outside in the summer.
The Castle of Brecon Hotel. Brecon. Tel: 01874 624611. Good carvery for Sunday lunch.
The Gurkha Corner, 12 GLAMORGAN STREET, Brecon LD3 7DW. Tel: 01874610871. Second only Gurkha business in Brecon, so please support. Good curry.
Llanfaes Dairy, (19 Bridge Street, LD3 8AH, & Gelateria Lions Yard, Brecon. LD3 7BA. Ice cream parlor. 100% welsh with an Italian Flair
Zeera Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, 103 The Street, Tel: 01874 610 746. Good curry house.