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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$, British,
Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
+44 1874 665396
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“faggots” (8 reviews)
“lasagne” (7 reviews)
“crisps” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
$$ - $$$
Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying within a short drive of this great country pub so decided on an early supper. The welcome we received from the lovely lady behind the bar was so refreshing. The menu was full of the "old favourites" added to which were some...More

2  Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked from Talybont-on-Usk to Pencelli alongside the canal. The Royal Oak is right by the path with a large and really nice beer garden. The pub is very dog friendly. We decided to sit inside and were provided with a clean bowl of water for...More

3  Thank GJ1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal at the Royal Oak whilst camping in the Beacons. The staff were very accommodating. Lovely open fire. The food was really nice but quite on the expensive side. We had a lovely evening and I will go back.

2  Thank Janet P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing by after a long walk. As soon as we got into the pub the gentlemen behind the bar was very welcoming. Lovely beer garden out the back where it is set up for children and dogs are welcome. I would recommend this...More

3  Thank Bsharpdesigns
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

4  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

4  Thank rogeeandjeannie
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

6  Thank Anne h
Reviewed 6 September 2017 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

5  Thank Kdsworld
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 31 August 2017 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
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Izzi D
25 September 2017|
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Response from DaiThePost | Reviewed this property |
All day until 6pm
Elaine P
23 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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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