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Food and drink



Covid 19 - Update

We are sorry but our cottages are closed from today, December 20 as Wales has been placed in lockdown. The Welsh government will review the situation in 3 weeks. We are taking bookings for 2021 with a guarantee that if Covid regulations prevent you from taking your holiday we will refund your money

For our guests safety and our own, both cottages undergo a strict cleaning and disinfecting regime, using a viruscidal disinfectant. We change all pillow and mattress protectors at every changeover, all books and other non-essentials have been removed. We have also delayed arrival time to allow for the extra cleaning time - arrival time is now 4pm. If you need to see further details of our Covid policy please contact us.

Double Dividends - Book Granary Cottage and Straw Cottage for same period and receive a 10% discount. (Ideal for families and grand-parents to holiday together but each with their own space and different styles of accommodation)



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.

Worth Your Salt Barbeque Co.  A great new addition to Llandrindod. Serves locally reared beef – burgers, ribs. Good local bread and buns.  Delicious burgers with great toppings, also vegetarian.  Good modern atmosphere. Tasty nachos, pork belly. Wide range of drinks including cocktails.

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.  Sugar and Spice, cafe and bistro, an unusual find, serving speciality mediterranean dishes on certain evenings, tapas and cakes, filled breads during the day. Most dishes offered gluten free.

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 - within 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 local village pub.  This pub is getting excellent reviews for its food on Trip Adviser, only open in the evenings Tuesday to Friday.  Open for lunches and suppers on Saturday and lunches on Sunday.  Dogs welcome. 01597 822406

Other places in the area

The Fforest Inn, Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan. (about 20 minutes away)Excellent local pub, character interior, good food, warm welcome serving food (lunches and suppers) every day except Mondays. Dogs welcome. 01544 350526. 

The Hundred House Inn, (about 15 minutes away) Hundred House.  Good local pub, roaring fire, warm welcome, food and ales. Open Monday - Sunday for lunches and suppers - check first. 01982 570231    

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). Renowned restaurant,  excellent food, great atmosphere and not too expensive.

Foyles Restaurant, Glasbury on Wye. HR3 5HL 01497 847550. (about 35 minutes)
A really lovely place to call in for coffee or afternoon tea and great for lunches and dinners. It’s an old building which has been restored well with a modern feel and good decoration which creates a excellent atmosphere. The food is good and is 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) and a fruit and veg stall in the car park the other side of the railway line, on the road down to Tesco.

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


A very welcome retreat away from the chaos of normal life. We absolutely love the Straw Cottage and its setting. We feel very cosy with the storm whirling around outside. Thank you.

Harriet, Catherine & Florence (15 months)

The Straw Cottage