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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Stayed with my daughter for a couple of nights before the school term restarts. Room was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Very quiet with a gorgeous view of the Welsh countryside. Breakfast was lovely and filling. A real shame they don't do evening...meals as it meant we ended up with takeaways in the car as I wasn't sure if we'd be allowed to bring in hot food. That aside, we enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to book again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

Me and my friend stayed here for 2nights. The owners were both welcoming, I had great conversation with both, breakfast was great and room was comfortable and cosy with a beautiful window view. Also the garden area is a lovely peaceful place to relax to...enjoy morning cuppa/evening unwind. Thank you for letting us stay. I'll definitely come back to visit. XMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

My Husband and I found this lovely B &B on Google search .we stayed for three nights Fiona the owner was lovely and welcoming and nothing was to much trouble the room was lovely and clean .We had dinner one night which was very good...would highly recommend a visit as we will definitely return .More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2020

My girlfriend and I had a quick weekend break in South Wales, having blasted through Cardiff on Saturday and then heading into the Brecon Beacons in the evening. I found the Kestrel Inn through a Google map search of the area we wanted to hike...around on Sunday, and booked one night of B&B using their website, which was better value than booking.com etc. We booked a table for arriving on Saturday evening, and having dropped our bags off in our well proportioned double room, went back downstairs for dinner. The dining area is simply brilliant - warm, cosy, with a good number of tables available. There's a great big fireplace to enjoy with sofas in front, and the whole place really is an ideal image of a hearty country pub. We sat at the bar before dinner, which was stocked with a number of local ales and ciders, which we enjoyed before moving to our table. The food was simply excellent - a great selection of British/French dishes that were all delicious and the perfect portion size. I should emphasise that my girlfriend is both vegetarian and gluten-free, yet she had options available to her from the main menu (available to view on the Inn's website), and she was pretty happy with every dish! The owner was very friendly, and provided us with some good advice for hiking the following day - we tackled the Dragon's Back, which was this mid-level trail around the ridgeline of a valley that offered great views, and also took you to the ruins of the highest castle in England and Wales. After a flawless night's sleep in our double room and waking up to a view out the window of the wonderful valley surrounding the Inn, we had a very filling breakfast with continental options to start followed by a very hearty cooked breakfast. Again, the latter was absolutely fantastic, with pretty much everything being locally sourced (eggs and mushrooms in particular were delicious) as well as fresh coffee and orange juice - the perfect start to a day of trekking! Really can't recommend this place enough, it is a true hidden gem that is always worth a visit - book now to ensure you can enjoy it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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573RichardL, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2020

Hi Chris Well I think you win the prize for the longest ovation to The Kestrel Inn Ever! Thankyou very much indeed. Fi and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and made the most of our stunning surroundings. Sadly both we and...More

Reviewed 25 March 2020

Stopped at the kestrel inn after a long walk back in February. Had a beautiful meal, views were amazing. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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573RichardL, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2020

Hi Deb thanks for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Kestrel Inn. Sadly this will be the last review for some time. Maybe you could be the first to review us on the other side of Corona! Stay well...More

Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely evening with our two teenagers here. The landlord is very welcoming. The inn is cosy and and the food was exceptional, well priced and plenty of choice. Definitely recommend and hope to return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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573RichardL, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Hi thank you very much for your great review. Fiona and I are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Kestrel Inn, especially your teenagers. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are this way. Regards Richard

Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant wet and cold after wading through flood plains and rain. We were welcomed into this cozy restaurant and warmed by the fire. The food was amazing - Hands down the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. The owner made...us feel right at home and even drove us back to our bed and breakfast. We debated dining somewhere else our second night to venture out but decided we couldn’t miss a second chance at this place so we went back. The second night still exceeded our expectations.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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573RichardL, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2020

Hi Tanya thanks very much for your generous review. You were definitely committed, walking to us on that illustrious week end! Headline BBC news. Fiona and I are delighted you enjoyed it so much and for returning a second time. I was concerned when you...More

Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner at The Kestrel. My husband always chooses Whitebait whenever it is on the menu, he commented that it was the best he had ever eaten. I had the potato and chorizo croquettes which were very tasty, and accompanied by rocket...with a delicious dressing. My husband ordered the Lamb rump, while I had the slow roasted belly pork, both were memorable. We couldn’t resist the puddings - my husband chose the crumble which he thought was exceptional and I had the chocolate brownie which just happened to be Gluten Free which made it even better thAn the usual recipe. We were very well looked after by Mine Host who really cares about his customers.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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573RichardL, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2020

Hi thank you very much for such an excellent review, Fiona and I are delighted you enjoyed your meal last weekend. We very much look forward to seeing you again when you next visit your friends. Regards Richard

Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful place for a family get together. Absolutely stunning food and a brilliant host. Will definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 16 November 2019

Came recently with a group of friends for a couple of nights - would 100% recommend! Really cosy rooms with incredible views of rolling snow capped mountains - super comfortable mattresses and powerful hot showers. Food is absolutely delicious - we had the camembert, snails...+ mushroom bourguignon which were so tasty. They also catered really well for me considering I'm gluten free which was really appreciated! Great local walks + v friendly family that runs the pub. Will definitely stay again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2019

Hi Lara thanks very much for your kind review of your visit to The Kestrel Inn, we are delighted you all enjoyed your trip so much. You were lucky to have a break from the rain to get on the mountains. It started raining again...More

Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Eight of us were looking for the perfect place to celebrate my mother’s 70th birthday and we found it in the Kestrel Inn. Every meal was delicious- from the four adult entrees to the delicious kids’ meals, there wasn’t a crumb left at the end...of the dinner. The owner was very accommodating for our 8 month old as well. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Crickhowell or the surrounding towns. I especially recommend the sea bass! (And the steak, and all of the desserts, and actually, everything that I tried.)More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2019

Hi Katherine Thanks very much for your brilliant review of your family meal here at The Kestrel Inn. It is always great for us to host multi generational parties here. It really reminds of our time living in South West France where family meals were...More

Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Booked it the night before for a very last min trip from London. So pleasantly surprised! Firstly... the room was spotlessly clean, for me, this is the most important thing! Ok.... it’s lovely and cosy, there are 2 rooms so it’s peaceful, there’s a restaurant...that serves really really good home cooked, good quality food. The breakfast included in the stay is spot on! The coffee is outstanding! The owners are very welcoming, happy and warm! The views are stunning ! It is extremely good value! We have visited this area a few times and have stayed in the more “advertised” more expensive hotel’s and this is by far my favourite! I will definitely be returning!! Fantastic find!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2019

Hi Thank you very much for your kind review of your last minute dash from the smoke! It was a pleasure to host you both and we are delighted you chose to indulge yourselves with our menu and wine list. We look forward to a...More

Reviewed 18 October 2019

The Kestrel is unconventional in that the decor is not what you might expect, seemingly owing something to a welsh tearoom more than anything else. The food and drink however are in a totally different league! Quite simply some of the best prepared and presented...food we have eaten for a long time, accompanied by a cleverly assembled wine list. Service was friendly, informal and personable and overall we had an excellent evening that we will hope to repeat when next in the area -and we will go a long way out of way to eat here againMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2019

Hi Bromboy Thank you very much for your generous review. We accept we are not your typical pub, but given our location as a destination establishment, we felt we could give the place a bit of our own character. Fiona and I are delighted you...More

Reviewed 22 September 2019

Excellent evening meal at this cosy restaurant in the Usk Valley. Great menu, local produce, superb food and service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2019

Hi Thank you very much for your kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time in the area and your experience at The Kestrel Inn. We hope to see you again on your next visit. Regards Richard

Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

An intimate atmosphere, lovely menu including 2 vegetarian choices. All dishes really nice and freshly prepared. Good value for money. Very friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2019

Hi Thanks very much for the review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your meal here at The Kestrel Inn. I trust the trip was a great success and that you might revisit the Brecon Beacons again. Regards Richard

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Hi Jayne I am sorry we are not open for Sunday lunch. I recommend the Old Ford or the Bear Hotel Regards Richard
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Hi Yes we do, from 6pm. You can call on 01874731044 to make a reservation Regards Richard
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Hi Tina No I am sorry we are not. Just tonight from 6 for this week Regards Richard
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