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The Royal Oak

Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
+44 1874 665396
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“faggots” (8 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a well apointed pub in a quiet village. The welcome was good and so was the selection of drinks. The food was good but slightly overpriced.

Thank RodMayall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying near by at a camp site and was so please to find this pub in the same village. The staff were friendly and attentive. The menu was full of locally sourced produce that was prepared perfectly and tasted amazing. We chose to...More

Thank Kirstie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice faggotts and steak served with cheap, disappointing dry chips and mixed veg that consisted of a very small bowl of peas, broad beans with flecks of carrot and cabbage. Completely lets the main course down and makes it poor value. If they served cooked...More

1  Thank tet46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a trip on the canal which backs on to this pub. The staff were really friendly and the food was fresh. We had mainly sandwiches but was more than just that. Really nice and worth a visit

Thank gingerfree1
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Very nice pub with good food at sensible prices. Very convenient from the local campsite. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My 10 year old niece and I went to the pub on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm and asked if we could order some food. We were told that they were fully booked. Looking around the pub about two thirds of the tables were empty...More

1  Thank glennjarman
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited The Royal Oak in March. We had a warm welcome and having pre-booked for a party of 8 we had no problems being seated. Half of our party went for the faggots and they were very good indeed, really flavoursome with a luscious...More

Thank Fish_McFish
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The oak is a place that is just really enjoyable to be in. The owners on the bar and in the kitchen are friendly, warm and welcoming, the staff are polite and helpful. The food is delicious and comes in a good amount of time....More

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Watced Wales play South Africa. Warm welcome from landlady, Lovely pint of 1664 and Guiness. Had the chefs special curry, very disappointed tasted like microwave ready meal.Won't be rushing back for food.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 24 November 2016

fantastic pub great location, nice warm bar and eating areas, good choice of beers ales cider and excellent menu, staff very accommodating my only moan was my faggots were not hot but warm, but still very tasty, I think I can say on behalf of...More

Thank Tony B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
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Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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.