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7 rooms from $165 per night

“An award winning gastro pub in an outstanding location. Ideally situated for all manner of country pursuits. Feather soft beds welcome weary walkers. The rooms are cosy and traditionally dressed. The restaurant serves up excellent food with locally sourced produced. A real winner.”

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“An award winning gastro pub in an outstanding location. Ideally situated for all manner of country pursuits. Feather soft beds welcome weary walkers. The rooms are cosy and traditionally dressed. The restaurant serves up excellent food with locally sourced produced. A real winner.”

Hotel Overview

“An old inn, close to the main road in stunning walking terrain, that gained a new lease of life as a gastropub, and remains a fine example of its type. Squashy leather sofas round the fireplace in the bar/lounge; stylish food at pine tables in the barn dining room; good linens, pillows and towels in the simple country-style bedrooms. Informal and laid back combined with high standards.”

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Enjoy the award winning food, crafted from local produce and whatever comes out of their veggie garden- nothing better!
  • Country Escape
  • Situated in the pristine landscapes of the Brecon Beacons, with roaring fires and a charming bar to welcome you.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Free wifi
  • Parking
  • Free
  • Bar
  • Good wine list
  • Cots available
  • Fireplace
  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Wonderful restaurant
  • Four poster beds
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Pheasant and partridge shooting are on offer seasonally and clay pigeon shooting year round.
  • Golf
  • Choose from the three nearby golf courses Llandrindod Wells, Cradoc and Kington.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel recommends renting bicycles from Drover Holidays for local exploring.
  • Fishing
  • The hotel organises salmon and trout fishing.
  • Great walks
  • Wedged between the Black Mountains and the Beacons makes for excellent walking options.

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The atmosphere here is more of a pub than a hotel. An open fire, squashy sofas and a buzz of activity. At its best perhaps in Autumn and in the colder months, when the flavours of the Welsh larder really come into their own. Guests will stay here to visit the book town of Hay-on-Wye or to make the most of the walking country of The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons. It really is ideal for those wanting to explore the area and get their walking boots on, and then return to tip top food and more than decent wine.

What is there to do in the area?
Many come to walk in the area with the Brecon Beacons to one side and the Black Mountains on the other. With the Rivers Usk and Wye within ten minutes, we are also near some of the best Trout and Salmon fishing in Britain. If river conditions allow, we’d recommend hiring a canoe and following the Wye to Hay and beyond. Hay itself is known worldwide for its books and bookshops: you can easily spend a day pottering around in its quirky shops and cafes.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Breakfast is served in the library, our main dining room. A cooked Breakfast tends to be the most popular, although we sometimes see a rush on smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or kippers. Breads are generally made in our kitchen, as our jams and marmalade and our Muesli.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The Griffin has been named the Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year in Wales for three years running. We serve lunch from 12-2.30 and supper 6-9.30 every day of the year except Christmas Day and for four days in January. Menus change daily and seasonally, reflecting the wonderful supply of ingredients that we enjoy in this part of the world. If you don’t eat with us, there are a handful of outstanding restaurants on the way to us from Abergavenny or we’d recommend the cafes at Booth’s Bookshop in Hay or the Talgarth Mill.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Room 3 would be one of the most popular due to the space and the possibility of turning the sofa into a bed for children or a third guest. Room 1 & 5 are also very regularly requested, both with beautiful hand carved four-poster beds.”

Other Reviews

Ultimate 100 British Hotels

An old coaching inn beneath the Brecon Beacons, the Felin Fach Griffin...

Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)

Cool Place of the Day

"Seven very comfortable rooms above a restaurant that is one of the best in the region. It's also a proper pub, serving well-priced, well-kept local ales, with comfy seats for local drinkers and a roaring fire in winter."

Originally published by Independent (view article)

A Brecon beacon

"The Felin Fach Griffin, a pub with rooms near Brecon, has a simple slogan: "Eat. Drink. Sleep."

Originally published by The Guardian (view article)

The Felin Fach

"If you like warmth and cosiness, and an immediate feeling of welcome and wellbeing, then this the Griffin is for you."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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7 rooms from $165 per night

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Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Enjoy the award winning food, crafted from local produce and whatever comes out of their veggie garden- nothing better!
  • Country Escape
  • Situated in the pristine landscapes of the Brecon Beacons, with roaring fires and a charming bar to welcome you.
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • Pheasant and partridge shooting are on offer seasonally and clay pigeon shooting year round.
  • Great walks
  • Wedged between the Black Mountains and the Beacons makes for excellent walking options.
  • Fishing
  • The hotel organises salmon and trout fishing.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel recommends renting bicycles from Drover Holidays for local exploring.
  • Golf
  • Choose from the three nearby golf courses Llandrindod Wells, Cradoc and Kington.
Other highlights
  • Hills & mountains
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi
  • Views
  • Remote
  • Gourmet
  • Owner managed
  • Quiet
  • Less £
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • House party feel
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Restaurant
  • Wonderful restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Inn
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Charming

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