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The Dragons Back

nr Talgarth, Pengenffordd, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 0EP, Wales (Formerly The Castle Inn)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013
Alex C Derby, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Three of us camped in the field for a couple of nights this weekend. Facilities are exactly as advertised - basic and straightforward but clean, tidy and good value. We didn't eat in the pub as we like to cook our own grub as part of the camping trip, but the menu looked tasty and varied. On both evenings we... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Alex, thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you and your friends in 2014. More

Watford
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I was part of a team who came to this area to support a major scout event in the Black Mountains. Although the Hotel is not normally open at all times in October, we were made welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The place is very clean, several ales at the bar and some history for this establishment, just... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We really enjoyed your groups stay with us, and hopefully we will see you again in the future. More

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a week in the Bunkhouses as part of a large party of Scout Leaders (I was in the RAYNET Group). Our hosts were fantastic and the full breakfasts were just the thing we needed on those wet and windy days. The evening meals were legendary, especially the pies and anything served on the lava stones, and the... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your very complimentary review. I'd like to say that we found your entire group very easy to cater for, you were considerate and very appreciative. Many thanks for your custom. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Excellent cannot fault the hospitality we received, the room was spotless and clean towels daily! The food was excellent and the fire was lovely in the evening. Our hosts could not be more accommodating and every effort was made to ensure we enjoyed our stay. When the weather turned Jill was full of ideas for days out. There is a... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We particularly value the views of customers who have stayed with us, eaten with us and drank our ales, and then gone to the trouble of posting a review of their experience. We look forward to seeing you again. More

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I first ate here about 18 months ago as part of a walking weekend where we camped on the adjacent site. We were looking for somewhere to eat last night while staying in Abergavenny and the castle sprang into my mind (with a little help from Google to remind me what it was called! When phoning to enquire about the... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Our locally sourced steaks continue to be very popular with all our customers. More

Yeovil
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

As always, we have a great time when we visit your fantastic pub. Great news (for those who don't know), but they have finally been granted planning permission for the already existent patio. Ahmed is indeed a happy bunny, and quite rightly so. My mate Paul and I love this place, as the food is top drawer, the beer is... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Hi Julian, we are really pleased that yourself and Paul enjoyed your stay with us. It was very kind of you to make the time to write a review. We always enjoy your stay with us - who knows there maybe kippers for breakfast next time ! More

Sidmouth
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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Have to say this is a fantastic pub. We normally come up from Devon every Autumn and stay in the cottage down the road as a large group, and the location of this pub couldn't be better as it's virtually at the end of the drive! I first found this place on my Stag do 5 years ago (haven't tried... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the trouble of writing a review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us. More

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Sixteen of us stayed at the Castle Inn in the bunk house accomadation. We were hiking in the Black mountains and the pub is great starting point. I do not expect too much from a bunk house but the beds were comfy, showers good with plenty of hot water and there is a kettle in the room so couldn't ask... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. We are really pleased you enjoyed the food, we get a lot of great comments about our menu, but it's always nice to see it in print More

Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We popped into the Castle for dinner- having driven past a couple of times during our Easter break in the Brecon Beacons. So glad we did- a great find. Lovely food, welcome, and atmosphere. The nicest pub we've been to in a very long time. The barman/ owner is lovely and v funny. Exactly the right person to run the... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

We are really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us, and thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. More

London, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I stayed at the Castle inn last march (2012) when my school group were doing their gold duke of edinburgh. I have this time persuaded my husband to join me on the trip this weekend and am very excited to be returning to the place. - I am hoping the weather does not ruin the boys practice expedition because I... More

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castleinn96, Owner at The Dragons Back, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it's especially welcome coming from a returning customer. More

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Additional Information about The Dragons Back

Also Known As:
The Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel Pengenffordd
Address: nr Talgarth, Pengenffordd, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 0EP, Wales (Formerly The Castle Inn)
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Brecon Beacons National Park > Pengenffordd
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Pengenffordd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dragons Back (formerly The Castle Inn) is located at over 1000ft above sea level, in a beautiful valley in The Black Mountains of the Brecon National Park. We also have bunkhouse accommodation & a campsite. We serve excellent home-cooked food at reasonable prices, well-kept real ales are always available & we have a lovely log fire to keep you warm. You can go on stunning walks/rides straight from the door. If you can do it outside, then you can almost certainly do it here! ... more   less 
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