Our Guide on Where to shop and Where to Eat in Crickhowell

A pretty Georgian town with a High Street full of unique independent shops, Crickhowell is an ideal base for many to sample all the Brecon Beacons has to offer. There is a wide selection of places to eat from pubs, cafes, restaurants and a bistro,  A well-known feature of Crickhowell is the bridge spanning the River Usk, built in 1706. If you are at Greenman Festival this weekend make sure you head to the town which is only a 10 minute walk away from the festival site!


Debs Kitchen is one of a group of small enterprises in The Courtyard off Standard Street, a bit away from the main streets, but well worth the walk as Deb’s Welshcakes are the stuff of legend. There is usually a dish of the day plus a variety of home-made quiches, salads, and soup plus a selection of cheeses – the sausage rolls are addictive.Debs Kitchen

There are tables inside and out, on a nice day the courtyard is sunny and peaceful and a good place to relax. Debs offers a takeaway service which is perfect if you’re planning a day out on the hills and mountains.

Latte Da Tearoom– is a shabby chic vintage style café situated opposite the Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre and the main car park, serving breakfasts, lunches and traditional afternoon teas.  Wherever possible, local produce from Crickhowell, and the surrounding area is utilised. Latte-da serves homemade cakes, scones and muffins to compliment their loose-leaf teas and their own special blend of coffee.cafe2

Court Room Cafe-Serves a selection of home made food to either eat in or takeaway. Buffets / Outside Catering can also be arranged. Situated on Crickhowell High Street.



The Bear Hotel and Restaurant a hotel famous far and wide for its welcoming atmosphere, historic character, convivial surroundings and good food and great accommodation. A cobbled forecourt, archway into the inner courtyard and 19th-century stagecoach timetable in the bar are all reminders of the Bear’s former role. Their menu offers a wide range of locally sourced ingredients, well cooked to suit traditional tastes or those guests with an appetite for finer dining.

The Manor Hotel and RestaurantIdeal for families and children, with 80% of their meat and poultry reared on the family farm just seven miles away in Llangynidr! Their bistro is open every day for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The Britannia Inn- a family run pub and run lots of events to cater for all, pub quiz’s, sky sports and for the music lovers, open mic night and regular live bands. They provide a selection of tasty snacks including home made pizza’s and welsh cakes. Also available various  refreshing teas or coffees.


The Dragon InnThe historic Dragon Inn is an old hostelry located on Crickhowell High Street. It is family owned and great care is taken to make sure all our guests are made welcome and are able to experience all that Crickhowell and Wales has to offer. The bar & restaurant area is a comfortable and relaxing place to wind down or just enjoy the atmosphere, and has earned a great reputation for serving local, good value, quality food of a high standard.

The Beaufort Arms-welcoming and cosy, with a large garden great in the summer. The upstairs bar can be hired for functions


Credit:Nantyffin Cider Mill

Nantyffin Cider Mill
– A great place to bring all the family, located right outside the Greenman Festival site, they use the finest locally produced ingredients. Serving a light lunch menu, evening menu and Sunday Lunch. They have a new play area to keep the younger members of the family entertained too!


Red Indigo-Modern Indian Cuisine, taking it to it’s next level – yet still keeping it’s authentic flavours – but approached in a contemporary manner, with different accents from around the world added to the dishes, with particular care of hygiene when preparing food and packing takeaways, making your visit to our restaurants or your takeaway experience unique and delightful.

For Dessert 

Askews Bakery-This family-run bakery have mastered simple, traditional baked goods. School children flock up town during lunch, so make sure you get there quick before they gobble it all. Their Chelsea buns are a favourite or for a local speciality you can’t go wrong with a Bara brith. Situated on Crickhowell High Street. 

Black Mountain Gold Chocolate-Artisan Handmade Chocolates are sold in their shop on Crickhowell High Street and you can even attend one of their workshops to learn from the pros!

Pavlova Coffee and Gelato– Your one stop spot for ice cream! Sourced from the renowned Llanfaes Dairy, they have an ever-changing choice of delicious flavours to choose from, as well as their own speciality Ice Cream Sundaes. Situated on Crickhowell High Street.


Richards of Crickhowell-High Class Butchers

Cashells-Family butcher and delicatessen.  A high quality family run business providing local produce and supporting local producers and suppliers offering quality and traditional butchery skills.

Take Away
Yummy Kitchen-Pizzas made from fresh dough and prepared with fresh ingredients,using authentic Italian methods. Pizzas are baked in a traditional, wood-burning oven to give you the best satisfaction.From the chargrill they offer the best, varied and freshly prepared meats on skewers, gourmet burgers and BBQ ribs. Situated on Standard Street

Wok Experience-Authentic Chinese food Guaranteed good taste and quality for good value Cantonese, Szechuan and Peking Style, Take away or home delivery.


Bacchus Off Liscence- A small, independent, award-winning off licence, specialising in Welsh ales, ciders and spirits; bottled beers and fine wines.

Grenfells & Sons Grocers-Grenfells is a High Street institution, selling everything you would ever need from a general stores.

E. & J. Jehu-General store, off-licence and speciality sweets

Book-ishstock a wide selection of literature, new fiction, poetry, cookery books and writing , Welsh language aids and children’s books for all ages. They also stock unusual gifts, especially for book lovers including a lovely range of Penguin based gifts, stationery and reading aids. Their new shop now has a cafe with delicious cakes, foods and coffee.

Black Mountains Smokeryis a family-run gourmet food business based in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. Award-winning smoked foods are carefully sourced from British suppliers and traditionally cured and smoked at their smokehouse in Crickhowell. Local artisan food at its best. Situated in Elvicta Park on the outskirts of Crickhowell on the way to Abergavenny Smokery Tour & Tasting

Crickhowell Adventurenamed one of Britain’s best outdoor stores 

Nicholls– is a long standing family business, trading since 192 5, with two other department stores in Brecon and Abergavenny. They boast an eclectic mix of products – offering menswear, womenswear, country and lifestyle clothing, footwear, jewellery, accessories, furniture, home fragrance and unique, interesting items to inspire you when buying gifts for your loved ones.

Webbs of Crickhowell– a family owned department store offering quality furniture at the best prices.

Find out more about the town of Crickhowell here

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