Black Mountains Trail Rides - Accommodation & Restaurants
Throughout your holiday, you will stay at and eat in some of the finest establishments in the area, which have all been selected by Myfanwy for their facilities, candle-lit ambience, fine food, excellent wines and quality of service. Vegetarians and special dietary needs can readily be catered for. Evening meals are inclusive in the holiday based on £15.00 per person,  not including drinks..

We use a range of local accommodation providers, all of whom offer a large choice of breakfasts, including juices, cereals, kedgeree and cooked breakfasts with toast and home-made jams and marmalades. Single rooms are available for a small supplement of £10.00 per person per night.

Pandy Inn
The Pandy Inn

Below are the main accommodation and restaurant providers we use, and the night's we are present, based on the 5 day / 6 night trail ride itinerary. The Short-break Trail Rides also use a selection of these providers.

Cefn Meri - Llanfrynach
Night 1, 2 & 6

Cefn Meri There is always a delightful welcome from Beryl and Jeff when you arrive at their lovely home with outstanding views of the Brecon Beacons. The bedrooms are very light and comfortbale. The guest sitting room has character with stone walls and a wood burning stove which they will light for you in the cooler evenings - a cosy place to enjoy a glass of wine and "nibbles" before dinner.

The Old Mill - Felinfach
Night 1, 2 & 6

Old MillPam and Haydn Boxhall are your hosts; and the Old Mill has been in Pam's family for generations, her grandfather being the last miller. Evidence of the past use are preserved in photographs and old invoices around the house which is a Wales Tourist Board graded 4 star Farm B&B.

Plas-y-ffynnon - Battle Night 1, 2 & 6

Overlooking the site of a battle in 1096 between the last Welsh Prince of Brycheiniog and the invading Norman's , Plas-y-ffynnon affords fine views towards the Brecon Beacons, at the heart of the National Park. Owned by Colin Badham and located in a quiet village to the west of Brecon, if you do not have your own transport, we will collect you from the accommodation for dinner and take you to the stables the following morning.

The Old Ford Inn - Llanhamlach
Night 1& 6

Old FordThis 900 year old, family-run inn has comfortable accommodation and very good traditional Welsh food - locally sourced and plenty of it! This friendly hostelry owned by Dave and Maria is usually our first and last night dinner venue, and the picture window in the bar provides superb  views towards the Brecon Beacons at the heart of the National Park

The Plough and Harrow  - Felinfach Night  2

PloughConvenient for the Old Mill B&B, this hostelry alongside the old main road to Builth Wells has a welcoming  panelled wood bar and home-cooked food. Look-out for the old photograph of a Hunt Meet at the pub in the corridor  - closer inspection may reveal someone you recognise!!

The Pwllgloyw Arms - Pwllgloyw
Night  2

Recently refurbished and re-opened, this pub provides a modern take on the traditional Welsh hostelry in a small rural community.Whilst the ambience is minimalist and modern, the menu  provides some excellent twists on traditional country fare such as pigeon as well as the excellent locally-sourced beef, all enhanced with seasonal produce.

Pen-y-dre Farm - Llanfihangel Crucorney Night 3

Your hosts are Gwenllian and Idris, who welcome you to their working farm with a refreshing afternoon tea and some of Gwenllian's renowned homemade cakes. You stay in a their beautiful farmhouse, parts of which dates back to the 17th Century. It is full of character with great oak beams and stone walls. Breakfast is taken in their large, traditional Welsh farmhouse kitchen, dominated by the large oak dresser and the incredible oak dining table, around which everyone sits. 

From the farm, you have an excellent view of The Skirrid mountain, whilst just down the road, is the Skirrid Inn, where you may feel like stopping for a final drink before retiring for the night.

The Skirrid Mountain Inn - Llanfihangel Crucorney Night 3 & 5

skirrid Inn Renowned as the oldest inn in Wales, you enter tonight's restaurant across the cobbled forecourt with old stone mounting block, used by many a prince of Wales in the past. The main doorway and many of the windows are mediaeval and the oak beams, some of which are made from ship timbers, are amongst the finest in Britain. The pannelling in the dining room is reputed to come from an Elizabethan man o' war and who knows, may well have been viewed by Sir Francis Drake or Sir Walter Raleigh! A leaflet available from behind the bar provides a full history of the pub.

With its wonderful inglenook fireplace, the Skirrid offers fine food, real ales and wine.

 The Pandy Inn - Pandy
Night 4

Pandy InnAlan will welcome you to the Pandy Inn tonight.  With its excellent cellar and extensive menu including superb local sausages, this cosy pub with its sofas and relaxing atmosphere is well worth the visit. If you wish, you can eat here or at the Skirrid  on two nights during the week.

The Carpenters Arms - Walterstone

A pub which do not always go to on the trail rides, but it is well worth a visit anyway! A very cosy hostelry, the Carpenters Arms is  tucked away right on the border of Herefordshire down a very small lane below Offa's Dyke. Now run by Vera, the inn has been in the same family for generations, and seems hardly changed after hundreds of years. You enter through an ancient studded oak door which used to be in the local church. Once inside, the stone-flagged floor, low beams, Victorian range and oak settles retain the unchanged character of this old building. 

The food provided is wonderfully prepared and is very much traditional Welsh Borders country cuisine sourced locally. We always have requests to return during the trail ride!!

The Griffin - Felinfach
Night 6

griffinFor the final night of the week-long exploratory trail rides only, we try to book a table at one of the best restaurants in the area. Frequently the haunt of  some of Britain's most notable "foodies", the Griffin has a superb menu and exquisite wine list. With the open fire and comfy leather couches in the bar, it is a great place to relax before dinner. However, before you get too carried away, remember we do have a budget to keep to!



Last updated 7 May 2014
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