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The Royal Oak

) #18 of 57 Restaurants in Brecon $$ - $$$ , British,
Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
+44 1874 665396
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“faggots” (8 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of six of us booked in for a late Sunday lunch (5pm) after a good days walking. The menu was simple - beef, lamb or pork, which naturally was all local. We were 5 to 1 lamb to pork which was provided plentifully...More

3  Thank Ian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a quick shandy whilst cycling along the canal. Friendly, good service & a lovely spot to sit & relax! We returned later one evening for a meal, the place was packed with locals & visitors, making a great atmosphere! The food...More

3  Thank Jules W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Congratulations to the fabulous new owners of The Royal Oak, Pencelli as from May 2017... husband and wife team Frances & Andrew, their daughter Amiee and their future son-in-law Adam (the qualified chef).... such a genuinely lovely, friendly and welcoming family who want nothing more...More

4  Thank DaiThePost
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch as we were out walking along the canal. we passed this as we were going one way so decided to stop for lunch when we came back. Had sanwiches which were served with cole slaw, salad and crisps. The sandwiches were...More

3  Thank filligirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent saturday night at the Royal oak with friends . The staff were very friendly , fabulous location right on the canal , great beer garden , food looked fantastic , toilets spotless , ticked all the boxes. . It was busy but the service...More

3  Thank WalesSparky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying near by so walked along the canal to find this delightful place .Warm welcome ,would recommend booking a table since it did get busy .Good food ,ample portions and very reasonable priced .Hope they are able to put a menu on their...More

1  Thank thepipefishfans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to go to the Royal Oak in Pencelli because it was on our walking route and was dog friendly. It has a lovely beer garden next to the canal on which we were walking. It has real ales as well as larger's cider's...More

5  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice place, friendly people and good food. I needed to find out how pie is actually eaten for a first timer dutchie but it worked out fine...sorry for the mess on my plate

6  Thank Barry F
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped hear three times in a weekend they are new to the job but you would have thought they'd been doing it for years never disappointed really accommodating lovely family run pub,with great beer and lovely food especially the puddings , we wear and...More

5  Thank Nick R
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I recently visited with a group of friends while camping nearby. The owners were really accommodating - fitting my friends and I in for Sunday dinner when we hadn't booked - and making me a much needed cup of tea on a chilly night. The...More

4  Thank gemma503
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Elaine P
22 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
picture postcard canalside pub in Pencelli which is about 2 miles from Brecon serving really good inspiring food using fresh local produce. We have eaten there several times and the food has always been excellent.
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