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The Royal Oak


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Canal side pub located in Pencelli village, located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, approximately 2 miles from Brecon town. Serving traditional home cooked food, with the option of Roast Dinner on Sundays. Family and dog friendly!!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came up from the blackwood area to try something new and came across this beautiful little pub the saff are super freindly we got sitted by a log fire it was stunning the food came out hot and fresh the meat was verry soft...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tasha b
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

Lovely quaint we pub lovely Sunday lunch very welcoming owners will definitely be back next time we are in Wales

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank ferns123
Reviewed 13 February 2019

We ate here on both the Friday evening and soon after they reopened after some refurbishment. The place continues to improve and is now unrecognisable form its former self, both in terms of service and facilities. The steak I and my daughter had on Friday...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank G_EvansWales
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Had Sunday lunch here twice. Both times the meal was excellent. Lovely meat and vegetables cooked perfectly. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Was nice to be able to take the dog with us.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Cydsue1
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Went there on Saturday, the welcome was fantastic, very warm & welcoming, the food was first class, and the beer just as good. We had a great afternoon, it rained all day, so we could not sit outside by the canal, but will return in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank colinjtaff
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We were staying at a local camp site. We went in on a Saturday afternoon for a drink and to book for a meal but were told no food for 2 weeks as the owners were away. We had a couple of drinks instead and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rachelf302
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We now eat here regularly and always enjoy the often changing specials. We both had a Steak on a Friday evening which were cooked to perfection and real home made chips. On the Sunday we had what has now become our regular Sunday lunch at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank G_EvansWales
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We just came in here for a couple of drinks. A good selection of beers. Friendly staff. Just had one pint. Good pub.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little traditional pub serving homemade food and great cask ales. Very dog friendly too and with a lovely roaring fire it was the perfect setting for tired and hungry hikers.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Woowoowoo
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub with great staff and a warm welcome. Food and drink well priced and great quality. A really nice setting for a relaxing evening.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Ross B
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