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The Kestrel Inn

Brecon Road, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1SB, Wales
+44 1874 731044
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Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
French, European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Brecon Road, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1SB, Wales
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1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sons and I stayed here for 2 nights as we were attending a wedding nearby. Lovely rooms, well equipped and the double has beautiful views over the valley. We enjoyed a delicious meal in the restaurant and a very tasty breakfast the following day....More

Thank Pollywallydoodle56
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Polly Thank you very much for your generous review, Fiona and I are delighted you enjoyed your visit here. Regards Richard

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying close by and happened to stumble across this very cute, peaceful Inn on the most gorgeous of July evenings. We sat outside which still had sunshine at 8:30 and had the most delicious and fresh 3 course dinner. Hosts were amazing and...More

1  Thank Leah C
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Leah Thanks so much for your great review. I t is a rare thing to eat outside in the evening here, but when it is possible it has to be one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the UK! Delighted you enjoyed it...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018

The hosts were very friendly and caring, the breakfast included was exceptional and the food great overall, with a decent selection of beers. I came to the Brecon Beacons to do some cycling and the host was kind enough to let me park my bike...More

Thank Maxime R
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Salut Maxime Thanks very much for the generous review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the fantastic weather for your trip. I hope you had a smooth run back to London and we look forward...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Called at short notice and was offered a table. The atomosphere was warm and welcoming and there appeared to have a varied wine selection. The owner was quick to attend and left us to relax in the seating area before our meals were brought in....More

Thank Raverbaby2k7
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Thank you very much for your kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Kestrel Inn. The lamb is local and has exceptional Welsh flavour, so good choice! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Richard

Reviewed 28 May 2018

The owner Richard has gone for lifestyle over building an empire which means you have a nice friendly place to relax over lovely food and drink knowing you aren't going to be shoved out the door to fit the next sitting in. It does pay...More

1  Thank Kirsty J
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Kirsty Thanks so much for the fab review, I am glad you found our place relaxing and enjoyed you meal with us. Indeed, we never double book a table, it is yours for the evening and we encourage people to take their time and...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Spent two nights at The Kestel Inn for our anniversary and we loved it. The host was welcoming, the food on both nights was excellent and the breakfast was possibly even better. Situated in a lovely part of the world, it is well worth a...More

1  Thank EandJP
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Thank you very much for the generous review. It was a pleasure to host you both for your anniversary and delighted you enjoyed it so much. Sadly the weather was not its best, possibly the same as Swansea! But hopefully you had a good...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We visited The Kestral this evening for dinner. The atmosphere was relaxed and homely with a warm fire and comfy sofa while we waited for our table. The homemade warm bread sticks and camembert were a great sharing starter. We also liked the duck breast...More

1  Thank Jordw
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Thanks so much for your kind review, we are chuffed you enjoyed a cozy evening by the fire and all the dishes were a success. We hope you will visit us again on your next visit to the Brecon Beacons. Regards Richard

Reviewed 23 April 2018

Walked over from the campsite at Cwmdu with our dog and had a wonderfully delicious 3 course dinner. Well deserved reward after the walking during the day! The host was welcoming and friendly and the service was efficient but not rushed.

Thank lynnjauncey
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Lynn Thanks very much for the kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal and interesting choice of wines. I hope you had an easy walk back and had a good stay in the valley. Regards Richard

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Booked ahead for a group of 10 and after waiting an hour for our drinks, received two menus and no wine list. Significant number of menu items not available. At some points owner seemed put out we were there and complained about us paying with...More

Thank sampbell
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Firstly I apologise for the delay getting your drinks, we were very busy when you arrived and the problem was compounded when I pulled the first of your 4 ales and the barrel went. I informed you of the delay and changed the barrel....More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

We'd enjoyed a lovely week in a cottage in the hamlet of Aber - just south of Talybont - and for our last night we decided to eat out in order to save the hassle of washing-up everything entailed with a supper for 3 adults....More

Thank trikemaniac
Richard L, Owner at The Kestrel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Thank you very much for your excellent review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time here in the Beacons and with us in particular. We look forward to seeing you and the dog another time. Regards Richard

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Cheryl M
2 June 2018|
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Response from Richard L | Property representative |
Hi sorry, I have just picked this one up. It does not appear on my email so apologies. Sadly we do not open lunchtimes any more. Only Friday and Saturday nights. I hope you have a great lunch somewhere in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 40
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brecon Road, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1SB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Crickhowell
  • Phone Number: +44 1874 731044
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Description
Beautiful old Coaching Inn nestled in the foothills of the Black Mountains. Just outside Crickhowell. Modern British food with a Mediterranean influence. Ales, Amstel, Moretti and local cider with a big selection of wine. Dogs welcome in the bar.
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