It’s the little treats, like a fresh pot of tea with sandwiches, Welshcakes or scones, jam and cream, that make holidays in the Brecon Beacons really special. Here in the National Park, we have lots of lovely cafés, tea shops and tea rooms. As a bonus, some of them double as galleries and gift shops.
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The perfect spot to sit and unwind, to catch up with family and friends in relaxed surroundings with the daily papers, close at hand… in fact it’s the just the place to wile away the hours. They’ve also recently opened a Deli next door to their shop!
Situated in the picteresque village of Llangynidr. Situated close to the dramatic River Usk and a short distance from the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal this is a perfect spot to enjoy freshly made cakes and sandwiches!
You can fuel yourself for the day at the Tea Rooms which offer full breakfast, lunch and snack menus, along with a great range of tempting cakes and desserts. The Tea Rooms are licensed, so you can also relax and unwind after a rewarding day in the hills with a local beer or wine. There is a full range of teas, coffees and soft drinks too, to quench that well earnt thirst.
Our cafe was established in 1933 by our Grandmother, Glynwen in what was originally a malt house and brewery. During the 60s the cellar was home to the honey cavern a live music night club for the local area. In 1994 we introduced the texmex menu which was a huge success and today we are still providing good food and service at reasonable prices, whilst being eco-conscious, keeping the business well maintained and remaining faithful to our roots. Enjoy their gourment burgers, sweet treats and tex mex menus!
The River Café is a licensed cafe-bar-restaurant located across the boatyard with the Wye Valley Canoe Centre next door. It is a relaxed and informal space with tables on the decking overlooking the River Wye. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a local ale on the decking. There really is no better way to spend the day!
The Waterfront Pop-Up Café is open throughout the day selling a wide variety of food, freshly cooked to order. From light bites, to warming dishes, along with mouth watering cakes and coffee, or a pre-show meal, there is something for every occasion. The fully licensed bar and café is nestled on the waterfront, with Brecon’s famous canal providing a stunning location right in the heart of Brecon. On some show nights the café will be open later, and food may be ordered up to 45 minutes before the start of a show.
The Beacons Farm Shop at the Welsh Venison Centre sells bread, eggs, bacon, beer, wine, pork pies and a range of other deli items as well as meat from our butcher’s counter.
Our gift shop stocks beautiful, hand-picked gifts for your home or friends. We also have lots of children’s presents including baking and gardening sets, wooden toys and colourful lunch bags. Stop for a cup of tea and slice of cake, admire the stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, and see our deer, sheep and cows roaming the fields. Pop in today and see what we have to offer!
The Bakers’ Table Cafe and Bakery make everything from scratch including bread, cakes, lunches, pastries and savouries. They have a wood fired oven which we use for pizzas and some of our bread. They offer a range of bread baking courses for beginners and more advanced bakers, using the flour from Talgarth Mill. They use local ingredients of top quality including James Gourmet Coffee, Rowlestone Farmhouse Icecream, Black Mountains Preserves, Aber Valley and Graig Barn Farm Apple Juice, Brian George family butcher, Black Mountains Smokery and Welsh Farmhouse Cheeses from Country Fayre.
The Old Printing Office in the heart of Llandovery offers a wide range of gifts & the café serves quality food & drinks. Vegetarian food features in equal measures to meat based dishes, using the most local and most ethically reared meat available and we try hard to cater for those with gluten free or dairy free diets.
Alongside the Heritage Centre, a very popular restaurant has been established. It offers traditional home cooking for every occasion. Toni and Andy Borgia, the Concessionaires, provide excellent meals from local produce. Pilgrims is open from 10am for coffee, serves lunches from noon, and afternoon tea thereafter. The restaurant also caters for private functions in the evening. Group bookings are also welcome. Pilgrims restaurant is situated in the Tithebarn in the Cathedral close.
The Old Railway Line Garden Centre is an award winning, family run, independent Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Restaurant combined, offering the very best gardening, home and outdoor living products alongside delicious, fresh, locally produced food and drink. Awarded ‘Best Garden Centre in Wales and the West’ in 2012, 2013 and 2014 we pride ourselves on the wide range of quality products stocked alongside our helpful, knowledgeable staff. We aim to always provide a shopping experience to remember and a restaurant that never fails to deliver delicious food.
Fancy a full afternoon tea if you’re feeling flash? Check out our blog of our recommendations here.