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Felin Fach Griffin

With a string of awards as long as its wine list, this country pub offers gourmet dining in a relaxed and unpretentious setting. Open fires, leather sofas and timber beams create a comfortable atmosphere in which to…
Bar in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Tap

Originally crowd-funded into being by the lads at Brecon Brewing, the Tap is a treasure trove of craft beer, traditional cider, estate wines and locally baked meat pies. Occasionally, live music intrudes on the happ…
Modern British in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Peterstone Court

The genteel environment of a Georgian manor-house hotel is a very good starting point for a memorable dining experience. Peterstone Court has the added advantage of having access to the freshest produce from its own…
Nepali in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Gurkha Corner

Rustic scenes of the Himalayas brighten the windowless dining room of this friendly Nepalese restaurant. The delicious food dishes – curries, fried rice, lentils and rich veg side dishes – are influenced by, but not…
Sports in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Beast

A gruelling mountain-bike challenge over 44 or 68 miles. The entry fee (£35 in advance; £40 on the day) covers camping, refreshments on the route, a 'pasta party' and a T-shirt. All proceeds go to Brecon Mountain Re…
Traditional Music in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon & District Male Choir

For booming harmonies, head to the practice sessions of the local male choir; visitors are most welcome. Since its formation in 1937, the choir has performed at London's Royal Albert Hall 10 times and has even relea…
Cafe in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

The Hours

This cute combined bookshop and cafe serves excellent home baking, sandwiches, soup and snacks. It's located in an endearingly wonky olive-green cottage.
Church in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Brecon Cathedral

Perched on a hill above the River Honddu, Brecon Cathedral was founded in 1093 as part of a Benedictine monastery, though little remains of the original Norman church except the vividly carved font. Most of the Goth…
Museum in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

South Wales Borderers Museum

Based at Brecon's military barracks (built 1805), this museum commemorates the history of the Royal Welsh – a newish British Army infantry regiment comprising the Borderers and other historic Welsh regiments. The hi…
Canal in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Brecon is the northern terminus of this canal, built between 1799 and 1812 for the movement of coal, iron ore, limestone and agricultural goods. The 33 miles from Brecon to Pontypool is back in business, transportin…