Eating, drinking and entertainment
Your guide to restaurants, pubs, the theatre, Cinema and exhibition venues close by in Brecon.
Eating and Drinking
Entertainment and ART
Eating and Drinking
Our favourite restaurants, cafes and pubs Walking distance from the Coach House
THE BANK BAR AND KITCHEN
37 The Watton
Phone number : 01874 623997
Gastropub – wide variety of dishes.
Lunch 12 noon – 6pm
Dinner 6pm – 9pm
THE BRECON TAP
Phone: 01874 623888
Lunch 12 noon – 3pm
Dinner 6pm – 9pm
Simple, locally sourced and very tasty! The house speciality – our Famous Brecon Pies – generously filled, with traditional side dishes, to make a hearty meal. And of course a terrific Sunday lunch…
Award winning Ales.
St. Marys Street,
The Old Post Office,
LD3 7AA, Wales
Phone number: 1874 611880
Mondays – Saturdays
9am – 4:00pm
The perfect place to enjoy fresh Lavazza coffee, an array of interesting Teapigs Tea, delightful homemade cakes, a full fry up (without the fry!) and a unique and imaginative lunchtime menu offering a choice of local and traditional food with an emphasis on homemade healthy eating. Visit us with friends, loved ones, business associates or treat the kids on the weekend with our famous homemade Belgium waffles, American style fluffy pancakes and Llanfaes Dairy ice cream milk shakes!
THE HOURS CAFE AND BOOKSHOP
15 Ship Street,
Phone number: 1874 622800
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 4:30pm
‘The Hours’ is the perfect spot to sit and unwind, to catch up with family and friends in relaxed surroundings with the daily papers, scrabble and backgammon close at hand… in fact it’s the just the place to while away the hours.
Situated in a gorgeously wonky Grade II listed building on one of Brecon’s oldest streets, we stock a fine selection of carefully hand-picked books. Our quirky second floor meanwhile, exhibits art by Welsh and Wales-based artists and houses a selection of literary gifts and used books.
Our charming café offers a scrumptious array of freshly prepared food including sandwiches, homemade quiches and hearty platters using local produce where possible, as well as home-made cakes and deliciously smooth fair-trade coffee.
12 GLAMORGAN STREET,
Phone number: 1874 610871
Tuesday to Sunday
12 noon – 2:30pm
5:30pm – 11pm
Nepal has diverse geographical regions and this is reflected on foods we serve at the restaurant. The use of fresh herbs and spices, many of which are unique to Nepalese cooking, are prepared in the “khal” (stone mortar), rather than powders used in other Asian cusines.
The heart of a Nepali meal is “daal bhat” (rice and lentils) and “achar” (chutney) with other main dishes thus achieving the ultimate meal. Gurkha Corner Restaurant presents a gastronomic experience, which is prepared with great care and attention and has no room for short cut methods.
THE CLARENCE INN
25 Watton, Brecon
Phone number: 01874 622 810
Lunch 12pm until 2.30pm
Dinner 7pm to 9pm every day except Wednesday evenings.
Sunday lunch offers a traditional Sunday roast only.
Good variety pub food including grill and beer garden
THE CASTLE OF BRECON RESTAURANT
Phone number: 1874 624611
12 noon – 2:30pm
6pm – 9pm
Attractively presented food includes: Prime Cut of Welsh Beef Fillet topped with Perl-las blue cheese; Braised local Lamb Shank on a bed of Mash served with a red wine, garlic and Chorizo sauce; a charcuterie plate to share; Seafood linguine pasta in a creamy lemon sauce; whole fresh Seabass with Thai flavours; Prime 8oz Homemade Burger with melted Welsh Cheese; Guinea Fowl with Lemon and Tarragon Sauce; Sweet potato, Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tagine with Cous Cous.
ZEERA INDIAN RESTAURANT
103 The Struet,
Phone number – 01874 610746 / 623646
Open 7 days a week including bank holidays
Sunday to Thursday 5pm – 11:30pm
Friday and Saturday 5pm – 12:30am
A traditional Indian welcome lies ahead of you at Zeera. You will experience the finest, authentic
food from the Indian traditions, prepared with exotic ingredients to create a unique edge.
THE GEORGE (Wetherspoons restaurant – reopened February 2017)
1 George Street
Phone number: 01874 620250
EATING and DRINKING Driving distance from the Coach House….
THE THREE HORSESHOES INN
Phone number: 01874 665672.
Distance – 2.5 miles from The Coach House
Lunch – Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon – 2pm
Sunday 12 noon – 3pm
Dinner – Sunday to Thursday 6pm – 9pm
Friday and Saturday 6pm – 9:30pm
THE FELIN FACH GRIFFIN
Phone number: 1874 620111
Open every day of the week, except 25 December, and just occasionally for maintenance, including four days in January.
Lunch 12:00pm — 2:30pm
Supper 6:00pm — 9:00pm
(Weekends and holidays until 9:30pm)
Distance – 4.1 miles away from the coach house.
The Welsh Borders are home to farmers producing great ingredients. Welsh beef and lamb, game from local estates, cheeses from world renowned dairies.
And, like so many things, food is best kept simple. We have built the reputation of the Griffin’s kitchen on this maxim.
Menus change daily and seasonally. In winter you might have venison from the nearby Welsh Venison Centre, or in summer Welsh lamb with peas picked that morning from our own kitchen garden
THE HONEY CAFE
Phone number : 1874711904
Open – 9am – 9pm
Soup, daily specials, Mexican street food, TexMex, snacks, cakes, desserts.
There are lots more…these are a few of our favourites
Entertainment and Art
Walking distance from the Coach House
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon’s Centre for the Arts opened in April 1997, as the first wholly funded Lottery new build arts organisation in the UK. The Arts Centre is probably situated in one of the most picturesque locations of any venue in the UK. Built alongside the canal basin in the heart of Brecon. The venue currently provides a varied programme of theatre, dance, music and entertainment in its purpose built 477 seat auditorium and 120-seat studio/rehearsal space. It also hosts an exhibition programme in the Gallery.
The Arts Centre serves not only its community through an outstanding programme of quality professional English and Welsh language productions. It is home to the Brecon Baroque Festival and Brecon Jazz Futures, which both attract audiences and visitors nationally and internationally. The Gallery exhibits local, national and international artists, and our Waterfront Bar serves a varied Taste of Wales menu, of locally sourced and produced snacks.
Check out what happening at Theatr Brycheiniog during your stay…. http://www.brycheiniog.co.uk/en/whats-on
THE HOURS CAFE AND BOOKSHOP
The Hours is a host venue for several arts and culture festivals that take place in Brecon throughout the year. The upstairs gallery hosts exhibitions of new work by established and emerging Welsh and Wales based Artists on a monthly basis.
Check out what happening here during your stay http://the-hours.co.uk/events/
Ardent Gallery – Art gallery
46 the High street,
Brecon Beacons National Park,
Phone number: 01874 623333
Established with over 12 years trading in Brecon incorporating Original local art as well as a large selection of not only Welsh but UK and International Artists.
Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Brecon spanning 4 floors….
The ground and first floor houses our wonderful Illy Coffee and Cake shop and of course more gallery space and jewellery cabinets!!
The top floor showcases artwork in 2 spacious separate areas both of which benefit from ample natural lighting.
Box office: 01874 622 501
The Muse, Old Museum,
Powys, LD3 7DW
Open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
The Muse is a contemporary cultural space in a reclaimed Edwardian building in the heart of Brecon. A focus for social gatherings, networking and artistic events, the Muse is perfect for concerts and participatory happenings.
This venue is fully accessible, including wheelchair access
Check out the Events calendar to find events at all these venues and so much more….. Events calendar
Entertainment – Driving distance from the Coach House
Erwood Gallery – Art Gallery
Distance from the coach house – 14.5 miles
Erwood Station Gallery is the sister gallery to the Lion Street Gallery in Hay on Wye. It shows the very best in contemporary craft, paintings and sculpture set within a station and 3 carriages! Erwood Station Gallery is in a well known beauty spot alongside the River Wye, ideal for walkers and bird watchers (there is a bird hide in the renovated signal box which is looked after by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust) and there is even an engine as well. We also have a tea room in the station.
Opening from mid February- end of December. Opening times 10:30 – 4:30 every day except Tuesdays. Tea room closes at 4pm. Reduced opening days out of season, please check the website for up to date details.
The Lion Street Gallery – Art Gallery
6, Lion Street
Phone number – 01497 822 900
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm
Distance from the Coach House 15.9 miles
Wyeside Art Centre – Cinema, theatre, gallery
Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Friday – 12:30pm – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 2pm – 9pm
Distance from the Coach House – 17.1 miles
Check out what’s on during your stay ……http://www.wyeside.co.uk