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The Royal Oak

€€ - €€€, British,
Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
+44 1874 665396
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good local pub, excellent food!, friendly staff with great atmosphere through out! Great beer garden out the back with plenty of car parking spaces in the car park.

1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chicken mushroom and leek pie,was excellent,very good value for money, good service,very clean place too eat,we loved it.

1  Thank rogeeandjeannie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Freindly pub. Very clean. Welcoming. Garden to rear, terraced with canal and canal path walks or cycling directly behind. Gorgeous views to the front, Easy parking opposite. Food excellent. Best tartare sauce I have ever tasted. Hot.presented well. Home made chips. Quick service. Very tasty....More

2  Thank Anne h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub one evening whilst camping in Pencelli. The restaurant was quite full but they found us a place and made us feel welcome. The service was attentive and the turnaround quick. The menu was traditional pub with lots of options for meat...More

2  Thank Kdsworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stoped here while canoeing down the canal. They had an anchor we could tie are canoe to. We were rather soaked when we entered the pub so went for hot coffee and Jacket potatoes. The food order was quick and good.. The lady behind...More

3  Thank cozuk_traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little pub in the small village of Pencelli with nice beer garden right on the towpath of the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal between Llanfrynach and Talybont-on-Usk. An old-school pub, in a good sense - no fancy décor, just a rustic feel and friendly...More

2  Thank Rousers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us walked along the Mon & Brecon Canal pathway from our B&B at Ty Newydd Holidays, Llanfrynach, (about 35 minutes), to this pub. It was a busy bank holiday Friday, and we rang up in advance to book (recommended) for 7 p.m. dinner....More

4  Thank 2Sweeties
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good Sunday roast and desserts in this pub who was recommended to us by the Lodge B&B we stayed in. The food was simple but very tasty. The pub is family run which is a nice change from all the pub chains in...More

3  Thank FMSh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at local campsite (which is also very good). Visited the pub on 2 occasions. Both times food was really good and hearty. Was surprised landlady said they'd only been there for such a short time. Food was hot and tasty. Not to complicated. Garlic...More

4  Thank 127alwayshungry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a few minutes walk from the campsite I was staying at to the warm welcome that I received immediately on entering the pub. Friendly landlord and landlady. Some good real ales and the evening meal was delicious, on both nights! The pub was packed...More

4  Thank NewlywedNeills
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Elaine P
22 August 2016|
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Response from Matthew H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. I saw a number of dogs in the pub and garden over the bank holiday weekend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Brecon
  • Phone Number: +44 1874 665396
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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!!
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