Click the map for tourism ideas The largely mountainous terrain in Powys, particularly in the Brecon Beacons National Park in the south, brings numerous visitors to the county. Apart from tourism, the county's economy is dominated by agriculture, chiefly livestock raising, and its administrative centre is the former spa town of Llandrindod Wells.
Bear Hotel

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High Street, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1BW. Tel: 01873 810408
Sitting in between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, the Bear Hotel is ideally situated to explore South Wales. It has won many awards and has a good reputation for food.
Bradford Arms
Llanymynech, Oswestry, Powys SY22 6EJ. Tel: 01952 830582
Located in a village on the Shropshire border and which the Shropshire Union Canal runs through, the Bradford Arms is an excellent old coaching inn which was Victorianised in 1901. Excellent food.
Cornhill Inn
13 West St, Rhayader, Powys LD6 5AB. Tel: 01597 810869
400 year old low beamed pub serving excellent ale. Said to be haunted.
Dragon Hotel

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, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6PA. Tel: 01549 668359
17th Century half timbered former coaching inn located in the centre of Montgomery and close to Offa's Dyke Path. Good reputation for food and ale.
Felin Fach Griffin


, Felinfach, Powys LD3 0UB. Tel: 01874 620111
Excellent inn located just off the A470 5 miles from Brecon and ideally situated for exploring the superb Brecon Beacons. The Griffin serves excellent food and well kept real ales.
Fforest Inn

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Llanfihangel Nant Melan, New Radnor, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2TN. Tel: 01544 350526
Excellent food and spectacular Welsh scenery can be found at the Forest, located on the A44 - A481 junction overlooking the Radnor Forest and just 10 miles from The Royal Welsh Show ground at Builth Wells.
Glan Yr Afon / Riverside

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Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9DW. Tel: 01654 791285
Professionally run inn located on the A493 between Aberdyfi and Machynlleth and where the local Osprey population can be spotted. Good food and well kept ales.
Goat Inn
, Llanfihangel - Yng - Ngwynfa, Powys SY22 5JD. Tel: 01691 648209
If you fancy going for a drink in someone's front room, then this is the place for you. It's not a haven for food or real ales like it used to be but it's remote so welcome if you're on a long walk and thirsty.
Griffin Inn

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, Llyswen, Powys LD3 0UR. Tel: 01874 754241
Re-opened in 2019, the Griffin is located on the A470 - A479 junction and serves great food. Ideally located for exploring the Black Mountains and the Wye Valley.
Hundred House Inn

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Bleddfa, Knighton, Powys LD7 1PA. Tel: 01547 550333
Excellent homely inn with simple food well cooked and presented, roaring open fire and well kept traditional ales.
Hundred House Inn
Hundred House, Builth Wells, Powys LD1 5RY. Tel: 01982 570231
Excellent country inn located on the A481 between Llanfaredd and Gwaunceste Hills with a good reputation for food and traditional ales.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel

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, Llanwddyn, Powys SY10 0LY. Tel: 01691 870692
Superb hotel with spectacular views over Lake Vyrnwy. Perched on the hillside amongst the trees, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel offers award winning cuisine in luxurious surroundings. A perfect location for a special break in a delighful part of Wales.
Lion Hotel

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Berriew, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8PQ. Tel: 01686 640452
17th Century half timbered inn close to Powys Castle, the Shropshire Union Canal and the Rivers Severn and Rhiw, serving an amazing variety of great food.
Llanerch Inn


Waterloo Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6BZ. Tel: 01597 822234
16th century inn tucked away behind Llandrindod Wells railway station but with easy access from the town centre via the footbridge. The Llanerch is ideally situated to visit the delightful spa town of Llandrindod and the Elan Valley.
Nantyffin Cider Mill Inn
Talgarth Road, Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1SG. Tel: 01873 810775
16th Century cider mill located on the edge of the Black mountains in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. The Cider Mill serves good food using local ingredients and serves a range of real ales.
Neuadd Arms Hotel


The Square, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys LD5 4RB. Tel: 01591 610236
Old Hand & Diamond Inn
, Coedway, Powys SY5 9AR. Tel: 01743 884379
19th Century inn located inside a peninsular of Powys in Wales but only 10 miles from Shrewsbury. Close to the River Severn and the impressive Breidden Hill, the Old Hand serves excellent ale and superb food in a very friendly atmosphere.
Red Lion Inn

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, Llanfihangel Nant Melan, Powys LD8 2TN. Tel: 01544 350220
16th Century drovers inn situated on the A44 in the delightful rolling hills of Powys and on the outskirts of Radnor Forest and the Welsh Marches. The Red Lion has a reputation for good food.
Triangle Inn
Off Bridge Street, Rhayader, Powys LD6 5AR. Tel: 01597 810537
Delightful 16th Century weatherboarded inn with great views over the river Wye. A hostelry formerly used by cattle drovers and monks, the Triangle serves excellent food and traditional ales and is located in the parish of Cwmdauddwr, at the Elan Valley end of Rhayader. Along with resident fish, the Triangle has ceilings so low that those playing darts have to open a trap door and stand in a pit !
Wynnstay Hotel


Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AE. Tel: 01654 702941
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