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Food and drink


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Granary Cottage. 4 nights for the price of 3.  May Bank Holiday. 4 nights from April 28 - £260

Last minute Straw Cottage : 3 nights April 21,22 & 23 - now £400 normally £450.  4 nights April 24,25,26 & 27. - now £340 normally £380

 

Courses

There is a wide variety of pubs and restaurants in the area, catering for all tastes and pockets:

In Llandrindod Wells (5 minutes)

Fabian's Kitchen serves excellent home cooked meals and a good selection of wines all very reasonably priced.

The Metropole Hotel for food either in the dining room or in Spencer's Brasserie.

There are several cafes and coffee shops in Llandrindod including one overlooking the lake. The Herb Garden is particularly good.  Also Dickens Wine Bar and Coffee Lounge, good wines, home made pizzas and tapas.

Arvon Ales, wonderful small micro-pub serving good quality and real ales. Carry out beer available. Dog and child friendly. They have live music nights. 

Zeera – Indian Restaurant – we get some good feedback from guests.

The Golf Club does food and is within walking distance - about a mile and a quarter.

In Howey - withing walking distance about a mile and a quarter down the back lane

The Drovers Thai Restaurant. It has an excellent reputation, many guests have commented that it is one of the best Thai meals they have eaten. They also do an excellent takeaway but you need to either call them or call in to order as it is all made fresh to order.  

The Laughing Dog - the village pub that serves food

Other places in the area

The Hundred House Inn, Hundred House.  Local pub, roaring fire, food and ales. 01982 570231    

Severn Stars Inn, Aberedw. 01982 560494

The Red Lion, Llanafan Fawr (about 20 minutes). The oldest pub in Wales. Panoramic views in summer. Log burner in winter. Good beer and home cooked food. 

The Triangle Inn, Rhayader. Good for visiting the Elan Valley. 16th Century Drovers Inn. Real ales.

The Harp, Old Radnor. (about 25 minutes away) A lovely old pub with splendid views. Excellent restaurant and good wines and real -ales. Great just for a beer and sitting either around the fire or on the green outside with the Radnor Valley spread below you or a great place for an evening meal.

The Drawing Room, Cwmbach-Newbridge  5 star, 2 rosette restaurant. (about 20 minutes)

The Stagg, Titley (about 40 minutes). Michelin starred, renowned restaurant, excellent food, great atmosphere and not too expensive.

The Felin Fach Griffin between Builth Wells and Brecon (about 40 minutes)                      

River Café, Glasbury (about 40 minutes). Great food, excellent atmosphere, overlooking the Wye.  Open all day.

Hay on Wye is about 45 minutes away and had a wide range of pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Eating in

We are blessed with small food shops as well as two supermarkets, Aldi and Tesco. We hope our guests will use the local shops, apart from providing excellent quality food, it also supports our local community. 

There is a fresh fish stall in the Friday market (you need to be there early) in the large car park opposite Aldi.
There is also a WI cake stall on a Friday morning in the alleywayn almost opposite the Post office. Wonderful home made cakes, pies and scones and farm fresh eggs.

Butchers: J Williams –Temple Street. Locally reared meat and home made sausages.
Delicatessan: Vans Good Food Store – Middleton Street. Cheeses, coffees, chocolate, dried fruit, flours, herbs and spices, olives, wines, ice creams, yoghurts, herbal medicines.
J & O Davies (on corner opposite post office) Fresh bread, organic meat, biscuits and all the basic food stuffs.

 

Granary Cottage

Guestbook

“OUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO STAY!” This was our second stay (and, hopefully, not the last by a long way) at Straw Cottage and we loved it just as much this Spring as last Summer. It is the best place I've ever found to give ourselves a much needed break from the pressures of modern life, yet it is still comfortable, cosy and just lovely. We kept nice and warm on the squashy sofas around the log burning stove in the evenings and played many family board games. During the day, we made outdoor fires in the fire pit, the kids and the dog played in the stream and the woods and rode their bikes, while the adults relaxed on the porch with books, magazines and guitar playing. And we all love the tree swing! Thank you to the lovely hosts, Margot and Anthony, for providing such a wonderful holiday experience.

Emma, Pauline, Jonah & Oskar

The Straw Cottage