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Helen’s guidebook

Helen

Helen’s guidebook

Places to eat within walking distance
Cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways
A well established local cafe run by farmers' wives. Only open in the day time for traditional breakfast and homemade light lunches. It's upstairs in the old market building on the High Street
The Courtroom Cafe
A well established local cafe run by farmers' wives. Only open in the day time for traditional breakfast and homemade light lunches. It's upstairs in the old market building on the High Street
In the centre of Crickhowell. Cafe open during the day including Sunday. Good coffee and cakes also brunch menu.
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Latte-da Coffee & Kitchen
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In the centre of Crickhowell. Cafe open during the day including Sunday. Good coffee and cakes also brunch menu.
You may need to book in advance especially at the moment. They usually have a wide menu of local ingredients although I think it is a bit more limited at the moment. If the weather is good they have a large garden at the back. High Street Crickhowell, 01873 810362 dragoninncrickhowell.com
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The Dragon Inn Crickhowell
47 High St
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You may need to book in advance especially at the moment. They usually have a wide menu of local ingredients although I think it is a bit more limited at the moment. If the weather is good they have a large garden at the back. High Street Crickhowell, 01873 810362 dragoninncrickhowell.com
Everyone seems to know The Bear so you will probably have to book for the evening. Very traditional historic coaching in with wide menu. More atmosphere in the bar rather than the restaurant. Has a small garden if the weather is good. Centre of Crickhowell, 01873 810408 bearhotel.co.uk
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The Bear Hotel
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Everyone seems to know The Bear so you will probably have to book for the evening. Very traditional historic coaching in with wide menu. More atmosphere in the bar rather than the restaurant. Has a small garden if the weather is good. Centre of Crickhowell, 01873 810408 bearhotel.co.uk
A bit more formal than the other eateries in Crickhowell but not more expensive. Has a lovely bar area and serves cocktails. Walkable from here but just over the river bridge. Hillside Road Llangattock NP8 1HG 01873 812277 thevinetreellangattock.com
The Vine Tree Llangattock
A bit more formal than the other eateries in Crickhowell but not more expensive. Has a lovely bar area and serves cocktails. Walkable from here but just over the river bridge. Hillside Road Llangattock NP8 1HG 01873 812277 thevinetreellangattock.com
Our local-very friendly and the best Indian food in the area (they also have a restaurant in Hay). Eat in or take away. They serve til late. Very good for vegetarians/vegans especially. Closed Mondays Across the road 01873 811175 redindigo.co.uk
Red Indigo
Our local-very friendly and the best Indian food in the area (they also have a restaurant in Hay). Eat in or take away. They serve til late. Very good for vegetarians/vegans especially. Closed Mondays Across the road 01873 811175 redindigo.co.uk
If you fancy a Chinese this is fine. Sometimes it's good other times average. They will deliver. Closed Tuedays Beaufort Street Crickhowell, 01873 811188 gourmetwokexoerience.co.uk
Gourmet Wok Experience
If you fancy a Chinese this is fine. Sometimes it's good other times average. They will deliver. Closed Tuedays Beaufort Street Crickhowell, 01873 811188 gourmetwokexoerience.co.uk
This does fish and chips, burgers, kebabs and pizzas. We have only had the fish and chips which are usually very good and huge portions! You can order over the phone to pick up or they deliver. Standard Street, Crickhowell 01873 811177 crickhowellyummykitchen.co.uk
Yummy Kitchen
4 Standard St
This does fish and chips, burgers, kebabs and pizzas. We have only had the fish and chips which are usually very good and huge portions! You can order over the phone to pick up or they deliver. Standard Street, Crickhowell 01873 811177 crickhowellyummykitchen.co.uk
Places to eat a bit further afield.
Community owned pub in Cwmdu, a 5 minute drive away, with a small but excellent home cooked menu. You may need to book as space is limited. They have a garden with plenty of tables as well and they do a very good Sunday lunch. There are some lovely mountain walks to go on starting and ending there. Or a good place to visit after you have been to Tretower Court nb the road looks closed but is open as far as Cwmdu 01874 730464 the-farmers-arms.com Not open everyday. You can book via the website rather than over the phone
Farmers Arms
Community owned pub in Cwmdu, a 5 minute drive away, with a small but excellent home cooked menu. You may need to book as space is limited. They have a garden with plenty of tables as well and they do a very good Sunday lunch. There are some lovely mountain walks to go on starting and ending there. Or a good place to visit after you have been to Tretower Court nb the road looks closed but is open as far as Cwmdu 01874 730464 the-farmers-arms.com Not open everyday. You can book via the website rather than over the phone
A very popular pub/restaurant/deli near the Canal in Llangynidr about 10 minutes drive away. Traditional food with some fresh fish specials including lobster if you order in advance. You will need to book for the evening. Excellent Sunday lunch. Good base for walks on the canal. The deli has homemade bread, fresh fish daily, cheese etc. 01874 730245 thecoachandhorsesinn.com
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Coach & Horses Inn
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A very popular pub/restaurant/deli near the Canal in Llangynidr about 10 minutes drive away. Traditional food with some fresh fish specials including lobster if you order in advance. You will need to book for the evening. Excellent Sunday lunch. Good base for walks on the canal. The deli has homemade bread, fresh fish daily, cheese etc. 01874 730245 thecoachandhorsesinn.com
Old fashioned pub with traditional pub food. Very reasonable and they do takeaways. Just past the Church in Llangynidr on Duffryn Road 01874 730223 theredlion1.vpweb.co.uk
The Red Lion Hotel
Old fashioned pub with traditional pub food. Very reasonable and they do takeaways. Just past the Church in Llangynidr on Duffryn Road 01874 730223 theredlion1.vpweb.co.uk
In Abergavenny. Family favourite. Homemade pasta and the best pizza around. Also daily specials- it feels like you are in Italy. Closed Sundays and Mondays. You may need to book for Friday and Saturday evenings. Market Street Abergavenny 01873 85777 pizzorante.co.uk
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Pizzorante
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In Abergavenny. Family favourite. Homemade pasta and the best pizza around. Also daily specials- it feels like you are in Italy. Closed Sundays and Mondays. You may need to book for Friday and Saturday evenings. Market Street Abergavenny 01873 85777 pizzorante.co.uk
On the canal in Pencellli with outside tables and a cosy bar. Highlight is the homemade chips. 01874 665396 theroyaloakpencelli.co.uk
Royal Oak
On the canal in Pencellli with outside tables and a cosy bar. Highlight is the homemade chips. 01874 665396 theroyaloakpencelli.co.uk
Near Abergavenny, Michelin Star chef Shaun Hills's famous restaurant. Good value set lunches using local ingredients. At the foot of the Skirrid Mountain so a good base for a walk as well. A place for a special meal. In Llanddewi Skirrid thewalnuttreeinn.com 01873 852797
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더 월넛 트리
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Near Abergavenny, Michelin Star chef Shaun Hills's famous restaurant. Good value set lunches using local ingredients. At the foot of the Skirrid Mountain so a good base for a walk as well. A place for a special meal. In Llanddewi Skirrid thewalnuttreeinn.com 01873 852797
Near Abergavenny. Celebrity chef Stephen Terry's place-great menus for lunch and dinner and very extensive wine list. Very popular-definitely need to book. The Old Raglan Road Abergavenny NP7 9AA 01873 854220 thehardwick.co.uk
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The Hardwick
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Near Abergavenny. Celebrity chef Stephen Terry's place-great menus for lunch and dinner and very extensive wine list. Very popular-definitely need to book. The Old Raglan Road Abergavenny NP7 9AA 01873 854220 thehardwick.co.uk
Sightseeing
Very close medieval manor house with small castle. Closed Mondays
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Tretower Court and Castle/ Llys a Chastell Tre-tŵr
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Very close medieval manor house with small castle. Closed Mondays
Beautiful natural lake with a replica iron age "Crannog". Lovely for walks particularly if you go to the Llangasty Church side of the lake. There is a cafe by the lake and a couple of pubs in the village
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란고스 호
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Beautiful natural lake with a replica iron age "Crannog". Lovely for walks particularly if you go to the Llangasty Church side of the lake. There is a cafe by the lake and a couple of pubs in the village
Just off the A40 on the way to Brecon. Small cafe, butchers, deli and gift shop on the venison farm. Plenty of parking and a good base for a walk up the Alt to an iron age hill fort.
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Welsh Venison Centre
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Just off the A40 on the way to Brecon. Small cafe, butchers, deli and gift shop on the venison farm. Plenty of parking and a good base for a walk up the Alt to an iron age hill fort.
Beautiful secluded ruined Abbey which can be found either via Hay or Abergavenny. Lots of walking in the area.
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Llanthony Abbey
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Beautiful secluded ruined Abbey which can be found either via Hay or Abergavenny. Lots of walking in the area.
Food scene
Local vineyard near Abergavenny which offers tastings and a cafe with lovely views. sugarloafvineyard.co.uk Postcode NP7 7LA 01873 853066
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Sugar Loaf Vineyards
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Local vineyard near Abergavenny which offers tastings and a cafe with lovely views. sugarloafvineyard.co.uk Postcode NP7 7LA 01873 853066
You will need to book tours but it is well worth it. About a 30 minute drive away.
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Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre
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You will need to book tours but it is well worth it. About a 30 minute drive away.
Towns nearby
Famous for it's book shops and literary festival. Also a number of antique and vintage shops. Market on Thursday am.
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Hay-on-Wye
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Famous for it's book shops and literary festival. Also a number of antique and vintage shops. Market on Thursday am.
Historic market and army town with an ancient cathedral, theatre, cinema and museums. Georgian architecture and a river walk.
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Brecon
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Historic market and army town with an ancient cathedral, theatre, cinema and museums. Georgian architecture and a river walk.
Market town with a castle, cinema and museum.
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Abergavenny
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Market town with a castle, cinema and museum.
Walks
Walk across the road up the lane opposite and turn second left. Then over the style and through the fields. The path then follows the stream to a meadow where you walk through the sheep fold at the top before bearing right and you will see the path to the top of Table Mountain. You can either return the same way or go over the other side and come out on Llanbedr Road
Table Mountain Path
Walk across the road up the lane opposite and turn second left. Then over the style and through the fields. The path then follows the stream to a meadow where you walk through the sheep fold at the top before bearing right and you will see the path to the top of Table Mountain. You can either return the same way or go over the other side and come out on Llanbedr Road
Go through the field in front of the house and the gate at the bottom (please remember to close it). Take the path slightly to the left round the edge of the fields until you get to the trees and a path which leads to the river. You can turn left towards Crickhowell or right towards the Glanusk estate.
River Usk
Go through the field in front of the house and the gate at the bottom (please remember to close it). Take the path slightly to the left round the edge of the fields until you get to the trees and a path which leads to the river. You can turn left towards Crickhowell or right towards the Glanusk estate.
Park either on the dam or the carpark further along the reservoir. There are several walks, on the flat around the reservoir or on to the ridges either side. There is also a waterfall walk at the far end of the valley.
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탈리본트 저수지
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Park either on the dam or the carpark further along the reservoir. There are several walks, on the flat around the reservoir or on to the ridges either side. There is also a waterfall walk at the far end of the valley.