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The Ancient Briton

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Brecon Road, Penycae, Brecon Beacons National Park SA9 1YY, Wales
+44 1639 730273
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well what a delight this place was recommended by the hotel/pub owner The Baglan Hotel where we were staying. Firstly we had a great hike through some beautiful scenery then stopped off here for a warm welcome and really nice sunday lunch, they have an extensive range of real ales and ciders They also provide B&B and have a lovely... More 

Thank bshep2016
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ancient Briton is within walking distance of Craig-y-Nos Castle. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly. Would reccomend this place.

Thank ritawelch
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived an hour before pre booked time - not a problem... pretty good menu choices and can honestly say truly Devine food. The roast beef dinner I had was hands down the best I've ever had. Will definitely be going again despite it being an hours drive from where we live. Enough said.

Thank Cliff D
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice meal here whilst staying at Craig y nos castle. Delicious curries and amazing cheesecake. Friendly staff who made us feel very welcome and Charlie our dog enjoyed his treats and cuddles !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food took a while if i was going to be fussy and over analytical. But im not it was brilliant the only time ive ever eaten a whole ribeye steak .' Fat and all . I hate fat but it was all so perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth i had too , my wife had the steak pie... More 

Thank stuart a
Swansea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently called at The Ancient Briton for lunch with friends. We had been before and had been more than happy so this was not a random choice but a set destination. On entering the pub we were met with the warmth of an open coal fire and the buzz of conversation. Quickly greeted and shown a table by a very... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We where a party of 5 out on a motorcycle tour of south wales, stopped here for lunch and the only reason was the car park was full of cars and motorbikes, always a good sign. Great inside is a traditional great welsh pub serving great food. Everyones meal was good quality and the portions where the right size too.... More 

Thank Chris C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early for our pre-booked table on a Saturday night and the staff were very pleasant, taking us through to our table 15 minutes earlier than we had booked. All our food was delicious, one of the best steak and ale pies I have ever had, you really could taste the ale and the quality of the meat was... More 

Thank Julia B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Clean fresh great selection of beers, felt immediately comfortable. Young waitress great sense of humour and defiantly a great bonus "to front of house" a tip was in order. From ordering to service was very good, presentation perfect, and the taste of the three meals we consumed was first class agreed by all! Will recommend this establishment and will certainly... More 

Thank leslie m
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is the second time we have visited this pub !! and it is still a great place to eat !! we stayed up the road for 2 nights and we ate here both nights !! the food is very well cooked and you get a plate full !! i had a lamb rump and mash and mint gravy and... More 

Thank Dave T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brecon Road, Penycae, Brecon Beacons National Park SA9 1YY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Penycae
  • Phone Number: +44 1639 730273
Country pub and restaurant. Camra award winning pub. Touring caravan park adjacent to pub. Large car park and beer garden. Wheelchair access and disabled toilets. Log and cosl burning fire. Large selection of real ales and ciders. Free Wi-Fi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?