The Beacons Beckon at the Kestrel Inn
There’s nowt much more sating for the body and soul than a mildly challenging walk through beautiful countryside followed by a glorious meal and some fine ale or a glass or two of wine in a charming old inn. And having sampled its wares a few months ago we can vouch for The Kestrel just outside Crickhowell on all counts.
Nestled in the Brecon Beacons this old drovers’ inn has been given a new lease of life by owners Richard and Fiona, having moved back to the UK after many years in France. They’re real foodies and have gone to great lengths to source the best local ingredients for their imaginative menu, serving them with panache and skill. This combination of great food, friendly service and stunning location makes the Kestrel a perfect and convenient getaway for anyone living in south Wales.
Of course, you don’t have to do the walking – you could just take a spin in the motor, enjoy a meal and take in the amazing views over the valley towards the Black Mountains from the beer garden. Or you could go the whole hog with a long walk, a hearty meal and a few drinks before settling in for the night, taking advantage of the spotless, modern bed and breakfast facilities. And then be treated to a full Welsh breakfast before you go again.
And as a special offer exclusively for RedHanded readers you can enjoy a night’s dinner, bed and breakfast for two for only £115 on a Wednesday or Thursday, or, book both nights for an awesome price of only £200 for two, including dinner.
The Kestrel Inn, Brecon Road,
Nr Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1SB
t. 01874 731044