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The Old Ford Inn ,a family run pub in the heart of the Brecon BeaconsMaria and David McCarthy offer a warm welcome to all our guests5 En suite rooms availableLunch and evening menu available 12-2.30pm and 6pm till 9pm (Closed on Mondays )Sunday lunch served all day till 8pm full menu also available from 6pmAll food is homecooked and sourced locally ,a good range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are availableSenior days are on Tuesday and Thursday lunch where a 2 course meal is on offer to over 60'sFull menu is also available on these days
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely birthday lunch here with the family. The food is good fresh cooked and the staff were lovely and helpful. They do specials for seniors, which we all were. We had a lovely time and can't recommend it enough.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 24 April 2024 via mobile

What a lovely place just situated outside Brecon.The staff were fantastic the food superb the ambiance great. If you want a great place to eat,then this is it.Thank you Steve

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

This is two reviews really. I went with my mother on a Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed my roast dinner. My wife has gone with her mother, sister and niece for the mothers day Sunday lunch and wouldn't go back. So the difference between the two...days. On the Saturday, they served a white meat to start with which must be the most popular. Obviously have a choice but I do think you should always serve a white meat so my niece went without meat. Also, on the Saturday the food came already on the plate. So there was no sharing bowls. The big difference with the Sunday was there was 4 people and they brought one large bowl with all the veg on it and on top of the peas and carrots was cauliflower cheese. Not everyone likes this but obviously because it was on top of the peas and carrots then it ruined other veg. When you have 4 people trying to share from one large bowl it was a mess. These should have been separate bowls that people could pass around. There was a handful of peas for four people and when we asked if we could have more then they answer is yes but you pay extra. I would go back, but would ask numerous questions before I have a roast dinner again, I suppose I was just lucky that I went on Saturday and it was a better setup for the Saturday.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Management response:Responded 11 March 2024

Hi Craig, I’m really sad to see this review. Mostly because I served you myself on the Saturday and you could not praise the food enough at that point, even asking if we would share our gravy recipe with you. Chicken was available on the...More

Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Wow!!! Where to start, I don’t know the name of our server tonight but she was the most friendliest politest girl I have ever met! She was extremely helpful, my dad has MND and his speech isn’t the best, we took our order and the...server was amazing, didn’t look down on him or judge him it was amazing I could of cried happy tears she was just amazing! my dad was happy so this will be our place to take him as he felt really comfortable. Also the food was amazing too! Can’t thank you enough.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

Appalled , food was awful what a disappointment for my son’s 18th birthday!!! Food was basic and 2hrs late not a warm welcome at all will not be returning!!! I suggest they look at their menu and start again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 28 January 2024

Hi, I’m very sorry you didn’t enjoy your evening, however I can’t help but think you contributed to it. Your party attempted to bring a dog into the pub, as we are not dog friendly, this was explained to you.. the two girls on shift...More

Reviewed 25 November 2023

Was great, very welcoming. Food came out piping hot! Lovely homemade! And surprisingly the coke I had was so delicious. I’ve never been blown away by a simple coke haha! Would recommend massively!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Busy pub for Sunday lunch, but were slotted in at a convenient time. Service was good, Sunday lunch was well presented, though the beef was a little overcooked. Great desserts.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

What you get is a traditional Sunday lunch with fresh produce no freezer veg here. I had the Lamb and my partner the beef. Both meats cooked to perfection and decent size portions. Service was amazing with pleasant staff and very polite. Really pleased we...have found this place and will be returning. Recommend going for a long walk to build up an appetite as the meals are filling but don't to leave room for the apple pie.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

My partner and I come here in 2011 and always remember how nice the Sunday lunch was , so we booked for Sunday lunch it was absolutely stunning again will definitely be returning

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Firstly, go here but book first, it is popular and we were lucky to get a table. In brief, the starter was for us the Double garlic mushrooms in a creamy sauce with very fresh toasted garlic bread. Delicious. Next, Beef and Yorkshire pudding. More...than enough meat, delicious home made gravy that added flavour, the beef was cooked beautifully and the Yorkshire pudding was home made, crispy outside and fluffy inside. Amazing new potatoes in butter and perfectly cooked roast potatoes. Lashings of veg, we had cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, suede and garden peas. I can usually fit in a pudding but none of us could. However, viewing puddings presented to others, we missed out and will have to go back. The staff were friendly and the food was served to the table in a very fast time. Look out for some of the signs in the pub, they'll make you smile, not least the one directing you to the right toilet. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

I booked this pub a couple of weeks prior to the date I wanted to go and spoke to a very helpful staff member who advised that as long as we could arrive by 3pm and leave by 4.30, we could be accommodated. My friend...and I managed to arrive earlier than anticipated and were seated straight away, then had our drinks and food orders taken by a lovely lady. We both ordered garlic mushrooms, followed by roast lamb. Mushrooms - served with garlic bread - delicious. Roast lamb - served with ample gravy, roast potatoes and ( at our request ) a Yorkshire pudding. There was also a large dish of assorted vegetables and another one with new potatoes. We suggested they take the potatoes back straight away as we knew we wouldn’t eat it all! The roast dinner was absolutely delicious in every way, proper home cooking and beautifully served. The lamb was tender and plentiful. With no room for desert, we asked for a portion of apple pie and custard to take away. That was equally delicious. This is a no frills pub, the appearance of which belies the treats it bestows on customers. Being a stranger to the area looking for somewhere to go for Sunday lunch, I selected this place based on the location ( near Brecon canal basin ) and the reviews. We were not disappointed. Staff are pleasant and welcoming and the food excellent value for money. If I visited the area again I would have no hesitation in returning. Thank you.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Enjoyed a catch up with friends in a pub with the moo beau beautiful outlook. 8 people eating eating 6 different meals which were really well prepared, hot, and tasted delicious. 2 of us opted for the home made lasagne, which I feel deserves a...particular special mention as it was spot on. Every meal (6 different choices in total) were beautiful. Hot and in plentiful in portion size. In fact only one of us had enough room for dessert. It took a little while to come out, which I know some people find irksome, however I find this reassuring. The welcome extended by all staff members was fantastic. Really friendly and polite. If I could be pedantic it would only be to mention that the toilets would definitely benefit from an overhaul. However this did not detract from a really good quality, delicious meal in a nice atmosphere with a stupendous outlook. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

The Old Ford 😘 Great Service, friendly, polite. Very Lovely 🥘 Food 👌 We ( my husband &I) would , Do Highly recommend this lovely pub . Thank You 🙏 Sue & Rob Woods . Have eaten here every time we visit Wales , twice...a year. Thank You for your hospitality 👌👌👌More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

What can I say!? We have visited twice this week,and if we were staying longer we would visit again. Saturday when we went there were 13 of us, and apart from a mix up with ordering everything was lovely. We can thoroughly recommend the steaks........WOW! 2nd visit was last night and steak was our choice this time, I had Rpast Pork last time and it was a tad dry and wasn't keen on the roast spuds. This time I had Rib Eye Steak and I can truly say it is the best steak I have ever eaten, I chose new potatoes with mine instead of chips. Well it was cooked to perfection, the potatoes were just delicious and the peas tasted as though they had just come from the garden straight to the saucepan. 2 of us had desserts they were Sticky Toffee and Date Pudding which I had with Custard with and my husband had Apple Pie and Cream both were absolutely delicious. Thank you to all at The Old Ford Inn.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Underwhelming. Tasty meat pie but heated with gravy on top so pastry was soggy. Choice of two draft beers, both tasted sour. Landlord said they tasted OK as far as he was concerned but accepted the returned pints. Nice view though.

Date of visit: August 2023
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