Shrove Tuesday in the Brecon Beacons – Support Local Trade!

It’s that tasty time of year again that gives us all the perfect excuse to gorge on pancakes!

Whether you opt for a jam topping or would rather something more savoury, support the local economy and guarantee pancakes of the finest quality by purchasing your ingredients from these shops in the Brecon Beacons.


Flour from – Talgarth Mill, a traditional water powered mill that produces and sells flour by the kilo, sourced from locally grown wheat. Why not make a pitstop at the mills cafe, current competitors on ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery! 

Talgarth Mill ©

Talgarth Mill ©

Free-range eggs from – Brecon Venison Centre, a family run farm shop in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Milk & Sugar from – Grenfells & Sons, a family run grocers for three generations in the quaint market town of Crickhowell.

Jams from – Black Mountain Preserves at the Brecon Venison Centre. These homemade and locally sourced jams are sure to add that simple sweet taste to make a classic pancake.

Ice Cream from – Llanfaes Dairy, a decadent ice cream parlour in Powys that locally sources its fruit, milk and cream for a truly fresh pancake topping.

Llanfaes Dairy ©

Llanfaes Dairy ©

Salmon from – Black Mountain Smokery for a healthy and savoury pancake filling. This award-winning food business offers sustainable and fresh smoked salmon alongside a range of other cured meats, all produced in a local smokehouse in Crickhowell.

Black Mountain Smokery ©

Black Mountain Smokery ©

Inevitably for some, Shrove Tuesday can create a bit of a mess. So why not get yourself out of the kitchen and instead visit one of Brecon Beacons cafes that will be serving perfect pancakes for the day!

Pilgrim Tea Rooms, Brecon Cathedral Close – Sticking to tradition with lemon & sugar pancakes.

Number 18, Crickhowell – A selection of both sweet and savoury pancakes with mushroom or chocolate available amongst other fillings.


West-End Cafe, Llandovery – A delicious combination of honey and walnut shall be served alongside other traditional fillings.

The Manor Hotel – Enjoy simple but delicious pancake flavours of chocolate or lemon and sugar.

For more information on cafes in the Brecon Beacons read here.


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