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The Royal Oak

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Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
+44 1874 665396
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
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Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
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Reviews (147)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best places I have visited with a very warm, homely vibe. The food was excellent with large portions and reasonable prices. I will definitely be coming back as it was amazing. Thank you.

2  Thank matthew1232017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made to feel very welcome, lovely pub, great ale, and friendly owners. Beer garden is a gem. Well, worth a visit.

3  Thank MJG27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here after walking a very long day in the Brecon Beacons. We were 2 families travelling, with 2 dogs. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious. I had slow cooked lamb shank which was great. The kids loved...More

3  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on an October evening. It's a good traditional village pub with good beer and good pub food.

2  Thank WhycantIbemyself
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful local pub. The patrons and staff were so friendly. Black Rock ale is amazing. The landlord is genuinely one of the friendliest people I've ever met. We asked to watch the boxing and because it wasn't on any of the channels. He got...More

3  Thank George D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was visiting Plas Pencelli for a training course and stopped by the Royal Oak for a quiet drink. The landlord and landlady were so friendly and accommodating, we stayed all evening. Would definitely come back next time I’m in the area.

3  Thank Ben V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered steak and fish, the steak was cooked as ordered and the fish was the nicest cod in batter I have ever tasted, also had home made Baileys Cheesecake, absolutely delicious. Staff very friendly and we both felt well looked after. We will be...More

4  Thank Suzanne14081961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a pint on a lovely canal walk. Scenery lovely, proper old boozer, did food but didn't try any.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just called in for a nice pint . Good place nice meal . Nice beer garden . Foot path runs along side the canal

2  Thank Graham C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the village and tried out the recommended pub for an evening meal and were delighted! The pub is family run with lovely food, the first night I had a fabulous fish pie and my other half chose the steak and ale pie,...More

4  Thank Helen397630
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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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