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The Castle Coaching Inn

Ideal base for walking in the Brecon Beacons

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Privately owned and run by the Porter family, this Georgian coaching inn sits on the old London to Carmarthen route in the northern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It makes an ideal base for the pursuit of outdoor activities or, for the less energetic, the simple appreciation of mountain views, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife. The inn has lovely old fireplaces and a remarkable bow-fronted window looking out from the bar, where an open log fire burns throughout the winter. The focus on customer satisfaction makes this a relaxing hostelry, even at weekends when it becomes especially lively. Two real ales on tap change weekly, ensuring a pint in tip-top condition; wines and a good selection of Scottish and Irish whiskies are also served. While settling back to enjoy your drink and the great atmosphere, take a look at the menu and specials board. Some guests prefer to stay in the bar to eat; the menu is the same both here and in the restaurant, although there is additional bar food. Outside, the peaceful terrace and garden beckon on sunny days.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 6-11 (Saturday 12-3 6-11 Sunday 12-3 7-11)
  • Lunch: Saturday to Sunday 12-2
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9, Sunday 7-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A40, west of Brecon

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