GRAB A CAB - CRICKHOWELL
Local hotels, pubs & restaurants
You won't have trouble finding a great hotel for your stay. Crickhowell is blessed with great choices. Equally if its a restaurant for a meal or you want to watch the sport at one of our local pubs we have plenty to choose from. Below you'll find a few to choose from and if you need a taxi to or from your venue then please give us a ring.
The Bear Hotel
A former coaching inn, The Bear at Crickhowell has been welcoming guests for 500 years and still extends the same warmth, comfort, cosy atmosphere, good food and wide selection of drinks as ever before.
You can eat and drink with friendly locals in the historic bar – with its oak beams, wooden floors and open fires – or in the more intimate settings of our restaurants. In the summer, we’ll serve you in our beautiful gardens, surrounded by fragrant flowers and shaded by trees.
Guests can stay in oak-beamed rooms just as stagecoach passengers did or in more modern suites, some with spa baths.
All of this in the charming town of Crickhowell, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, yet just over two hours from London and around an hour from Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea or Birmingham.
The Manor Hotel
Ideal for families and children, whether you are planning to chill out or venture into the mountains, or try some outdoor activities, our own leisure facilities are there to entertain you no matter what the weather is doing.
All you have to do is to choose to rest and relax, or get energetic, to recharge your batteries. We have the only indoor heated leisure pool (7.3m by 3.6m) in the area, with a sauna, a gym, Jacuzzi, and steam room at your disposal.
Situated in possibly the most beautiful valley in the Brecon Beacons National Park, on the fringes of the pretty and sophisticated market town of Crickhowell, the views here are outstanding. The family owned Manor hotel sits at the foot of the ancient fortress, Table Mountain.
With 23 individually styled bedrooms, The Manor's interior is honest, friendly and welcoming to all. Whether you're planning an outdoor activity break on the mountains, water or in the air, our facilities are ideally suited to help you rest, recharge and recover.
Our bistro restaurant overlooks the valley and the river Usk and its a great place for an informal lunch with friends, a snack in our bar or a sumptuous dinner as the evening sun goes down. Food is everything to us, only fresh, tasty, local and seasonal features on our menus. Many of our ingredients come directly from the family farm just seven miles down the road – that’s what we call local.
We think our hotel is the perfect Welsh getaway - come rain or shine, whatever you want to do, The Manor provides the ideal, affordable break in a clean, green, fresh, natural environment.
The Dragon Inn
The 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 hotel is a 4 Star visit Wales Inn, has 15 en-suite rooms and a Restaurant & Bar serving traditional & Welsh dishes all day long. 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. All of our rooms have been recently re-furbished, making them arguably the best rooms available in such a central location in Crickhowell. We also have family rooms available for larger parties, ideal for families looking for accommodation central to all amenities and with enough space for 4-6 people to stay together.
More choices to stay with in a few miles of Crickhowell
Old Rectory - Llangatock
Gliffaes Hotel - Just off the A40 between Crickhowell and Bwlch
Llanwenarth Hotel - between Abergavenny and Crickhowell
Pubs and Restaurants
When you visit Crickhowell you will receive a warm welcome at any time of year.
We have excellent choices for superb food, most using local produce, all offering a wide selection.
Theres also a wide variety of pubs to choose from with Sky/Bt sports, real ales, ciders and great wines to choose from. You'll also find entertainment on most weekends.
Ive listed a few local pubs below, some in town but some are just a short taxi journey away.
The Vine Tree
Located on the south side of the River Usk, looking toward Crickhowell, the thirteen arched stone bridge and Table Mountain beyond. Built as a coaching Inn, The Vine Tree was established in 1857 and celebrates it’s 160 year anniversary.
Here at the Vine Tree, we aim to provide great service, food and drink, using locally sourced fresh produce and showcasing all that is best in Wales.
We hope the relaxed surroundings of the contemporary bar will become the heart of the village. Our guests will be equally welcome choosing from our menus, simply enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee or perhaps an ice cold glass of something stronger.
With three dining spaces, guests can choose from our main or bar menu to dine in the Chef's Kitchen, Gallery or Table View Restaurant; guests are free to choose anything from our menus in any of the dining spaces.
The use of fresh, locally sourced produce will influence the menu that may change according to seasonal availability.
The Swan Inn
Located on Llanbedr road the Swan has Sky & BT sports, Real ales, happy hours, pool & darts, live entertainment most weekends.
Located in the centre of town the Beaufort has recently been refurbished. It has a great beer garden and a fine menu.
The Britannia is the sister pub to the Beaufort. Again recently refurbished. You can watch your sporting event, chat to the locals and enjoy live entertainment on the weekends.
The Bridgend inn
Located next to the river the Bridge offers a great pub menu, a full bar to choose from. A superb beer garden over looking the river.
The Cider Mill
About 2 miles down the A40 you'll find the Cider mill.
A great restaurant with a fabulous play area for the children. Climbing frames, slides, bouncy castles.
The Bell Inn
Go 2 miles in the other direction and you'll find the Bell.
Another superb restaurant with a great beer garden. Weekly pub quiz, great choices behind the bar and really friendly staff.
The Dragons head
The dragons head is situated in Llangenny, a short taxi ride from Crickhowell. Famous for its Gammon, egg & chips or one of their fine steaks. A full choice behind the bar. A real locals pub.