Stay snug in the Brecon Beacons alongside roaring fires in traditional Welsh pubs, with warming whiskey tastings and enjoying hot drinks in our many cafes. Why not pretend you’re in tropical climate at theButterfly house at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales? We have plenty of ideas to keep you feeling toasty!
Cosy inns and pubs
There’s plenty of choice of traditional Welsh pubs here in the Brecon Beacons. Cosy up and read a book with some delicious snacks in the Felin Fach Griffin or head to The Bear in Crickhowell for a classic country pub, with a bustling atmosphere and plenty of delicious hot food and drink. Find more pubs and places to eat here.
Head to The National Botanic Gardens of Wales and you will be whisked away to a tropical paradise, with their new hot and steamy butterfly garden being a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies from across the tropical world.
A dram of whisky can’t fail to restore some much needed warmth on a chilly evening. Penderyn Distillery is the only commercial whisky distillery in Wales and one of the smallest distilleries in the world. One of the few remaining independent distilleries, Penderyn takes its name from the old Welsh village in which it is located and nestles in the foothills of the ancient Brecon Beacons mountain range. Join them for a distillery tour to learn about the founding of Penderyn, how the award-winning whisky is made and of course enjoy a drink in their tasting bar afterwards! Info here
Cooking Courses and Bakery’s
Stay warm in a bakery! Enjoy the smell of fresh bread baking, with lots of treats to keep you warm! Our favourite is The Bakers Table in Talgarth, winning the regional heat for Britains Best Bakery! Heat up by their wood fired oven and enjoy a tasty pizza or have a go at a range of bread baking courses for beginners and more advanced bakers, using the flour from Talgarth Mill.
Enjoy a hot drink in one of our cafes, farm shops and Garden Centres
The Old Railway Line in Three Cocks has plenty of plants and gifts for you to browse around, as well as a large cafe serving up hot meals and drinks to keep you warm this winter. Pay a visit to Beacons Farm Shop and Venison Centre to browse through their deli items and gifts, have a hot drink or bacon roll and take away some of their specialised venison or their own lamb, beef and locally-produced meat to hole up in your kitchen afterwards! Or why not get cosy in the Hours Cafe and Bookshop, which recently won the Best Food Experience in the Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards!!
Indoor Food Markets
Visit Abergavenny Indoor Market where you’ll find some wonderful foodie treats and a couple of hidden gems, that you could give as gifts for Christmas. Held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Or stockpile your kitchen for Winter, with some of the finest quality foods in Britain at Brecon Farmers Market. The market offers great value and an excellent selection of locally produced meats, vegetables and other foods. There are also plenty of local craft makers to discover that offer finely crafted products as outstanding prices. Brecon Indoor Market is on Tuesdays and Fridays, with the Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of every month.