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Barnstaple, United...
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for Barnstaple, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby
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Pub lunch en route


My hubby and I will be driving up to Arthog, Gwynedd next Friday and plan to go via the Severn Bridge and Brecon Beacons.

We are hoping to stop for lunch, and having been to the Gurnard's Head at Zennor before we thought we might stop at the Felin Fach Griffin. I have had a look at the reviews on here but many are looking at the accommodation rather than the food. Just wondering if anyone can recommend anywhere nicer or whether you'd stick with Felin Fach Griffin?

Many thanks!

Aberystwyth, United...
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for Aberystwyth
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1. Re: Pub lunch en route

Had a very nice lunch at a pub called The Griffin at Llyswen, which is near Felinfach. It is on the junctin of the A470 & A479 between Brecon & Builth Wells

Abergavenny South...
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reviews: 13
2. Re: Pub lunch en route

The Swan at Llanfrynych is pretty good http://www.the-white-swan.com

Warwick, United...
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3. Re: Pub lunch en route

I can recommend The Rhydspence Inn at Whitney on Wye. We have eaten there about six times, with no complaints at all.


Edinburgh, Scotland
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4. Re: Pub lunch en route

Mrs J and I were both born and brought up in the Usk valley and family matters regularly bring us "home" for a week or two. This happens to be one of those weeks, and we were looking for lunch near Brecon yesterday. For many many years, the Griffin at Llyswen, mentioned by EdinaCloud, has had a very high reputation locally but that of the Griffin at Felinfach has steadily risen to match, so we decided to give it a try on this occasion. I'll add a review, but the bottom line is that it was excellent. That said, the experience was not so much "pub lunch" as "un-stuffy fine dining at lunchtime"; the Griffin at Llyswen might perhaps be characterised as offering more of a "country pub serving excellent food" atmosphere. You couldn't possibly go wrong with either.

By the way, don't forget that the Ryder Cup is expected to cause huge disruption in the Newport area over the next few days. The centre is Coldra Hall (now "the Celtic Manor") at the M4/449 junction. It might make sense to cross the "old" Severn Bridge to Chepstow and follow the Wye up to Monmouth, then along the A40 to Brecon.

Barnstaple, United...
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5. Re: Pub lunch en route

Many thanks all - very helpful. Also big thanks for the Ryder Cup mention John as I wouldn't have thought of that at all!

Bucks, UK
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6. Re: Pub lunch en route

Never been to the Griffin, but as an alternative I can thoroughly recommend the Bear at Crickhowell


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