Brecon Beacons National Park drinking and nightlife

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…
Pub in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Baskerville Arms

If you need to escape the festival crush for a quiet glass in an unfussy rural pub, the Baskerville in Clyro, just a mile from Hay, fits the bill. Known since at least Georgian times (when it was The Swan), it's eas…
Pub in Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Boar's Head

The Boar's Head is a lively local pub, with sofas in the back room, sports on the TV in the front bar, a sunny beer garden overlooking the river, and a good selection of craft beer and real ales on tap. There's ofte…
Pub in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Bridge End Inn

This cosy, traditional pub serves a range of real ales to a cast of local characters amid old timber beams and angling paraphernalia. Try counting the confounding arches of Crickhowell's stone bridge from the rivers…
Pub in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Blue Boar

This ivy-clad, family-run, traditional pub is ideal for whiling away a wet afternoon with a pint of Timothy Taylor's ale, a hearty meal and a good book.
Pub in Crickhowell (Crughywel)

Nantyffin Cider Mill

Although the food isn't what it once was, this 16th-century drovers' inn is still an atmospheric place for a drink, with bare stone, exposed roof beams and the original 19th-century cider press at the centre of the …