Best Beer Gardens in the Brecon Beacons

There are many places in the Brecon Beacons to enjoy a pint or two in stunning scenery! From picturesque river views, canal spots and scenic mountain views, here are some of our top picks…


The Coach and Horses Inn
Overlooking the scenic Monmouthshire and Brecon canal the Coach and Horses have a large, peaceful beer garden with a childrens play area. There’s ample, private car parking and plenty of locally brewed real ales and fine wines available in the comfortable surroundings of the 16th Century Inn. They are dog and children friendly!

The Red Lion
The Red Lion, Llangynidr always offers a selection of real ales which you can enjoy in a large outside area in the summer months. There’s a children’s play area and even a quiz night every other Thursday Evening!

The Star Inn
The Star Inn Talybont are a CAMRA award-winning pub with great food, regular live music and a great atmosphere! The pub garden is next to the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, with an ever-changing choice of real ales keeping everyone merry! They stock local ales from the Brecon Brewing and Herefordshire’s Wye Valley Brewery, plus the Otley Brewing Company and the Grey Trees Brewery in Aberdare.

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Credit: The Star Inn

Merthyr Tydfil
The Bedlinog Inn
After a day spent visiting the local attractions and stunning scenery, you can while away the evening hours over a delicious meal and a drink, sharing your stories about the day’s adventures in the Inn’s beer garden. The pub is surrounded by steep, rolling green hills where, on a clear summer’s day, you can see as far as the Severn Estuary. They serve an excellent selection of premium lager, real ales and beers, the finest of wines, and a range of quality spirits. A carefully chosen selection of soft drinks is also available, along with a comprehensive choice of hot drinks, too.

The Bridge End Inn
If you’re looking for a pub with a great beer garden, you’ll find it at the Bridge End in at Crickhowell! Overlooking the River Usk and historic Crickhowell Bridge

Video: Crickhowell TV

The Dragon Inn
The Dragon Inn has a spectacular beer garden equipped with a pergola if the weather isn’t great! The wine list features a good selection of grape varieties from the Old and New Worlds and great care is taken in choosing excellent quality but also good value wines for our customers. On the bar there’s draught ales, such as Felinfoel’s Double Dragon and Hancocks HB, along side their premium draft cider (Aspalls). Draught lagers include Peroni, San Miguel & the oldest larger brew in Britain the Welsh lower 4.1% alcohol Wrexham lager. They stock Penderyn, Wales’ only genuine single malt alongside some popular Scottish & Irish brands such as Laphroaig, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie and Bushmills’ Black Bush.

The Bridge Inn
The Bridge Inn is lucky to be located right next to the beautiful River Usk with views across Castle Meadows towards Abergavenny.  All around us are the hills that make up the ‘Gateway to Wales’ and we can’t think of a better place to spend a sunny afternoon than their beer garden. With plenty of benches

and sun umbrellas for those hot sunny days (we do get them in Wales !) the garden is dog and child-friendly and even has a well-stocked garden bar which opens on an occasional basis selling food and drinks.

Hay On Wye
The Swan at Hay
An independent hotel situated in the Town of books, with a large beer garden and bar stocked with local producers.

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The Clarence Inn
The Clarence Inn has one of the finest beer gardens that there is. Solid garden furniture, real grass, and very occasionally some sun. We also like to think of it as safe too, as there is no direct access to the main road. The garden plays host to Brecon Fringe Festival every August with  fifteen bands performing there over the festival!

Llanhamlach-near Brecon

The Old Ford

The Old Ford Inn
Situated 2 miles east of Brecon The Old Ford offers panoramic views of the Beacons and Pen-y-Fan, with food served lunchtime and evenings with real ale and good wine to accompany!

The Red Lion
Good sized, contained beer garden with home cooked food and welcoming atmosphere.

The Tanners Arms
For the long hot SummersThe Tanners Arms have have a large South facing beer garden and serve a wide range of beverages including REAL ALES. Nestled in the Northern foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park you will find the scenic and delightful village of Defynnog, and at its center the ever welcoming Tanners Arms

The Royal Oak
Large beer garden that stretches up to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Let us know your favourites!

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