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The Ancient Briton

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Penycae €€ - €€€ , British,
Brecon Road, Penycae, Brecon Beacons National Park SA9 1YY, Wales
+44 1639 730273
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
“Excellent food ”
5 days ago
“A Lamb Dish At Last”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Brecon Road, Penycae, Brecon Beacons National Park SA9 1YY, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited here with my partner recently, we were staying at Craig nos castle just down the road. We chose the ancient Britain as we drove past and with the beautiful weather we were having at the time, their beer garden appealed way too much...More

Thank timetraveller19
Reviewed 5 days ago

Called in on way home from Gower. How lucky was that. A friendly welcome, in a lovely setting. I love lamb and find it strange that it does not appear on many menus in Wales. Here they had lamb rump served with new potatoes in...More

Thank greypowerKentEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vast array of beer/ale/lager on tap. Nice open fire, very clean and lovely people. Food was good, i am vegetarian and i i think there were three choices; curry, caerphilly and redcurrant (i think) and leek in pastry and a stuffed mushroom based dish (can't...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved It from start to finish Beautiful village pub that was very welcoming and provided excellent service combined with a delicious Sunday roast. Must visit if you are passing thru

Thank Hynet9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely village pub with large car park and great campsite to rear. Visited during a particularly busy weekend due to a local event. The place was packed, yet the food served was of a good standard and everyone was served at the same time. No...More

Thank NottmFoody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Craig-y-nos castle just up the road and stopped here one evening. I am vegatarian and had a fabulous meal as did my they half. The pub is nice inside with various items of interest. Would recommend.

Thank helenw692015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out for a drive and decided to try the Ancient Briton for Sunday lunch, hadn't booked but the they fitted us in, really pleasant staff, a warm welcome, and the lunch was good. Lots of real ales on display. A warm friendly pub, will definitely...More

Thank Alan Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub for an evening meal one evening when staying locally at the Craig Y Nos castle. We ordered the veal and the ribs. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and the portions were generous to say the least. The atmosphere was warm...More

Thank OfficerT
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Having visited many many time we will never set foot in the pub again. One of our meals, the veg curry was more like a thin soup, the sauce was so thin. The waitress was politely asked couldn't it be returned, instead of an apology...More

6  Thank Del C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Best Roast dinner in wales!!! Food was absolutely gorgeous! (Beef was so tender!) The Desert was amazing! Great service and landlord even made the effort to come and have a chat with us (as it was our first time visiting) despite how busy they were!...More

Thank Kaylee S
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What position listing no is ancient Briton Brecon beacon national park ?.
24 April 2017|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Iam unsure but if you scroll through all listings it should be there we enjoyed our visit
dear ancient briton , please could you tell me the price to stop in car park as we have just brought a motorhome and would like to visit area , have you got electric hook up ? look forward to hearing your comments. regards. paul mallard.
24 September 2016|
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Response from geraldj513 | Property representative |
Yes Paul with or without hook ups
Are you dog friendly? Are you walkable from Craig y nos castle?
25 January 2016|
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Response from kevbags13 | Reviewed this property |
They let me bring the missus in fair play.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brecon Road, Penycae, Brecon Beacons National Park SA9 1YY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Penycae
  • Phone Number: +44 1639 730273
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Country pub and restaurant. Camra award winning pub. Touring caravan park adjacent to pub. Large car park and beer garden. Wheelchair access and disabled toilets. Log and cosl burning fire. Large selection of real ales and ciders. Free Wi-Fi.
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