Day Five of the Brecon Beacons Advent Calendar – Talgarth Guide

elf christmas presentsTalgarth at Christmas… Two Top 3s… 

The Mill has lifted Talgarth into a vibrant community

Christmas is not all about shopping!  For many people it’s about family and friends and Talgarth is the perfect place to come and spend some time with them. At the heart of the beautiful Black Mountains, the newly restored watermill at the centre of the town offers an interesting start to a day out, with the chance to see flour being milled using water from the river Ennig, before enjoying a delicious lunch prepared using local ingredients. There is a great art exhibition on at The Mill to look at – all works are by local artists. Don’t forget to pop into Talgarth Mill Craft shop whilst you are there. If you fancy a pub lunch The Tower Hotel brews its own beer,  and is definitely worth a visit!

There are lots of interesting places to go to when you want to walk off that lunch; you could visit St Gwendolines Church (named after the eleventh daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog), or if you are game for a longer ramble, visit the ancient St Ellyw Church at Llanelieu and see the notorious whipping tree.  If you’ve enjoyed your visit to Talgarth, why not come back again and take part in the inaugural Walking Festival in May, or enjoy a visit to the monthly Country Market (first Sunday of the month February – November) or annual Festival of the Black Mountains held every August.

Top three places for a festive drink…

Enjoy a pint at The Tower – with its own micro brewery ‘Rotters’ you are sure to find something you haven’t tried before!

The Castle in Talgarth

The Castle Hotel where you can have their home-cooked fish and chips in the bar whilst you enjoy a pint.

The New Inn – enjoy authentic Thai food with a glass or two!

Top three places for that festive celebration…

The Bakers’ Table – festive lunches for the whole of December (open Tuesday to Saturday) and pizzas on 1st December from 5-8pm.

The New Inn – delicious, authentic Thai food, Christmas buffet deal, and Sunday lunches.

The Honey Cafe – Tex Mex food in the evenings – something different!

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