These are our favourite local eateries
The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach LD3 0UB tel: 01874 620111 – an award winning dining pub with delicious food, local ales and great interior décor. www.eatdrinksleep.ltd.uk 10 min drive.
Melin Talgarth Mill Bakery, Talgarth, LD30BU tel: 01874711352 – perfectly simple sandwiches made from their own bread and locally grown produce or/and a tour of a working watermill. www.talgarthmill.com 10 min drive.
The Old Electric Shop and Electric Café, 10 Broad Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DB, tel:01497 821194
Open every day 10am–5pm more than a café – so much more, excellent vegetarian dishes and very good cocktails. www.oldelectric.co.uk 15 min drive.
St John’s Place, 3 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5AA, tel: 07855783799 – The restaurant's pious name is a direct reference to the listed chapel it partly occupies. It was originally founded in the late 13th century, and John Wesley once preached here. Always call before hand to check opening times and availability. 15 min drive.
The Blue Boar, Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Wales, HR3 5DF tel: (01497) 820884 – An institution – great hearty fayre, local ales and a roaring fire – dogs and good humour welcome. 15 min drive.
Richard Booth’s Bookshop Café, Hay-on-Wye, HR35AA, tel: 01497 820 322 – Perfect brunch place, very cool, clean modern design and an avalanche of good reading. www.boothsbooks.co.uk 15 min drive.
The Globe at Hay, Newport St, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5BG tel: 01497 821762 an amazing venue in hay with a great little restaurant in the crypt check their website for info on menu and events: www.globeathay.org 15 min drive.
The River Café, Glasbury, HR35NP, tel: 01497 847007
For lunch or supper overlooking the Wye. www.wyevalleycanoes.co.uk 5 min drive.
The Castle Inn, Llangorse, LD3 7UB tel: 01874 658819 – a proper pub, always call to check opening times and when they are serving food – excellent pies or have I already mentioned that? 20 min drive.
The Pandy Inn, Dorstone, Hereford, HR3 6AN tel: 01981 550 273 – a lovely country pub with good food and a very warm welcome. www.thepandyinn.co.uk 25 min drive.
The Hardwick, Old Raglan Road, Abergavenny NP7 9AA tel: 01873 854220 - well established gastro pub. Stephen Terry at the helm. www.thehardwick.co.uk 45 min drive.