We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
The Drawing Rooms Cwmbach, Builth Wells LD2 3RT, Wales
+44 1982 552493
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 18: English reviews
Porth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Received a visit here as a present from our daughter who booked us a meal and a room. The meal was lovely with the kitchen being open to the dining area. Presentation is modern and the style towards French with a Welsh twist. There was a set menu which worked fine for us. We also took the suggested wines which... More 

Thank br00kd
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The food here was wonderful. I booked with two friends visiting from London who work for the New York Times in London and who are used to eating well. They agreed the food was first class. They also agreed they had never heard or witnessed such rudeness as we encountered from our hosts, in a restaurant or anywhere else. I... More 

Thank Jane F
Builth Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We have eaten here several times and it never fails to WOW. I love the revamped open kitchen/dining area. It is less formal and lends to the atmosphere. The food is wonderful, each dish is creative and special, with so much attention to detail.

Thank Skoobydoody
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We had a brilliant night at The Drawing Room this September, it is clearly a labour of love for the owners and their attention to detail in everything from the welcome to the rooms to the food really shines through. The house itself is a really charming old cottage with a comfortable lounge area and a cosy dining room. It's... More 

Thank owaint
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
231 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Dinner begins with appetizers and drinks in the lovely living room. Then you move to the equally pleasing dining room for three more courses of gastronomic delight. The dining room is intimate. You might be the only guests being elegantly served, or you might chat with one or two other tables. When my husband and I dined there the first... More 

Thank LoveLiveTravelEat
Pershore, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Unusual and unexpected find round here. On whole recommend but few niggles but don't be put off . Starter lovely,steaks all bit overdone but really good flavour,desert not right too sharp and scrabble egg texture,did complain but no other offer or swap for cheese. No choice at all so need to discuss menu before going we are not fussy so... More 

Thank Nigel P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

To a car connoisseur the (vintage) Bugatti is the ultimate, despite the fact there are bigger, faster, more powerful, (arguably) more elegant, expensive, and complex cars. It is the veritable combination of certain qualities in harmony that make a Bugatti what it is. The Drawing Room is a Bugatti, the perfect amalgam of professional hospitality, local ingredients, masterly cooked and... More 

1 Thank FoodArtQ
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
296 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We have never been disappointed with the Drawing Room - it is brilliant in every respect. On this last visit we took some discerning foreign friends - and they were bowled over, too. The new approach is to discuss menu options with you when you book - and it works really well. There is still a lovely element of surprise... More 

1 Thank tommyzulu
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

This is all you could wish for if you are looking for an excellent meal with the added bonus of being able to book bed and breakfast in the beautifully restored property. There is a good wine list but matched wines by the glass add extra interest, Our second visit and it lived up to our expectations. The attention to... More 

Thank Margaret G
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We booked a holiday to Builth Wells (stayed in The Barn Glanoer also to be highly recommended) and looked on Trip Advisor to recommend a restaurant for Saturday evening. Thank goodness for trip advisor you would never have found this place without it as the restaurant do not advertise and it is really in the middle of no where. The... More 

Thank Karen_Suffolk210101

Travellers who viewed Drawing Room also viewed

Builth Wells, Powys
Builth Wells, Powys

Been to Drawing Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$61 - US$61
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Drawing Rooms Cwmbach, Builth Wells LD2 3RT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Builth Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1982 552493

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Drawing Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?