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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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newtown, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

well I came with a number of other motorcyle enthusiadst and found that there was also a group Stag party which was particularly quiet mainly I believe due to them going on a canoe journey the next day the food was well above average mand the staff very sociable and helpful i would not hesitate to recommend the Dragons back... More 

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

I would like to thank you for your feedback, it really does give us all a lift in spirits, when someone enjoys their stay. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A group of around 20 of us found our way to The Dragon's Back pub after a few hours of hiking. The place was empty except for the landlord and his mates at the bar. He crassly insisted we take our (not even particularly muddy) boots off despite his mate at the bar wearing muddy boots and the floor being... More 

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

An advanced part of your group arrived numbering 6/7, after approx 5 mins 2 of them ordered drinks. I asked the remaining members twice if they were going to purchase something, they eventually did. The main body of the group came in some 15 mins later, approx 5/6 people didn't order anything, I rang a bell and told the group,... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed in the b&b at the dragons back for a birthday weekend. The pub itself is really charming and in a beautiful location with great walking nearby. The owners were so friendly and really made an effort to cater for our dietary requirements and the food was really great with alot of options and several vegetarian ones. They also... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at the campsite, everything was just as described and clean, in fact it was better than expected by some way. The drying room was a great help. Very friendly and welcoming staff, lovely beer and food at the pub and a massive open fire, a real nice touch after a day walking in the rain! Will... More 

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here camping, in the bunkhouse and in the B&B and have never been disappointed. It is a great place to base a walking weekend from without having to use the car. Food is good, the 'hot rocks' are an experience and the breakfast is one of the best! We are looking forward to our next visit later... More 

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

I am sorry this is such a late response, but many thanks for taking the time to review us More 

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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