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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Pencelli, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7LX, Wales
+44 1874 665396
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 texture and a rich gravy. The others had the steak, which looked fairly average and... More 

Thank Fish_McFish
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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. The beer is good too. Some people have said to me that they would like... More 

Thank Lucy G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Rushden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the rest of our group everyone enjoyed there evening top marks royal oak.

Thank Tony B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

After a long wet day walking in the Brecon area we were looking forward to a home cooked meal and a few drinks in a county pub. We were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly; the beer and cider was superb and the food was fantastic. The local faggots were very tasty and the Thai fish cakes were outstanding.... More 

Thank Simon D
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We had dinner on Thursday night. It was a verry cosy room with real fire. Staff were friendly and helpful and the food delicious. The pub is very close to the Brecon Canal and nearby are steps down to the tow path from where you can have a lovely walk. They are only open Thursday to Sunday from November to... More 

Thank Lindy L
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Walking along the canal we spotted the pub and popped in for a couple of halves! Friendly service and we were able to sit in the garden by the canal enjoying the autumn sun. We decided to return that evening for a meal. Chose Chicken curry and butter bean and cauliflower curry. Both were enjoyable. Service was friendly and efficient... More 

Thank RosW16
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Tasty home cooked food. A lovely warm atmosphere. The woodburner was fantastic on a cold day. Good beer. I'd definitely visit again.

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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is the fifth year I've camped opposite and as usual the food here is excellent. The service is very friendly and helpful and the Rev. James? beer is too good.

Thank djarthurarchitect
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in as moored alongside intending just a pint but was tempted by the menu and by not having to cook so I had the faggots and milady a curry. Both excellent and we had gorgeous puddings to follow.

Thank JohnHenryB

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?