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The Ancient Briton

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Brecon Road, Penycae, Brecon Beacons National Park SA9 1YY, Wales
+44 1639 730273
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Swansea, Wales
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy Pub with friendly staff and nice menu. Had Brie to start was nice and then had very nice steak. Chips were a bit greasy for my liking but not something that would put me off returning. Rest of group also enjoyed Gammon - Curry and must say the biggest fish ive seen. Ill be back.....

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Thank mikeyntracy
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed. Average food and small portions. Obviously they favour the locals as the plates of the table next to us (5 adults and a baby) were piled high. I had to ask for more custard as the amount they sent out didn't even cover my dessert spoon. A work colleague who lives nearby recommended the pub to... More 

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1 Thank Helen M
South Wales
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Ancient Briton this evening for the first time and were very pleased. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff, especially our waitress, Angie. She was very attentive, helpful and friendly. The food was gorgeous, all homemade, and we will definitely be returning again soon. Thank you!

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Thank rebeccaSouthWales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner and had fried brie as a starter and delicious lamb and pork belly as mains. We finished with Nutella cheesecake with cream. Food was amazing!! Service was incredible, so good in fact we came back for lunch the following day. Thanks for a great visit Angie!

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Thank Kristian Knockl... M
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Half a pint of Guinness and a double shot latte £6.05!! Guinness was £1.65 which is fine but £4.40 for the coffee. Watched barman charge for two lattes in till at £2.20 each and when we asked he said it was what we asked for. Complete rip off and absolutely disgusted. Will never go back.

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1 Thank Susan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Amazing Sunday dinner, friendly, helpful staff and great atmosphere. Can't wait to come back.

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Thank Charlotte B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Food was outstanding!!! we havnt stopped talking about there black pudding starter since we've left!!! Staff were amazing too!!! Dont understand how people have left bad reviews about staff etc.. I suppose the attitude you give is the attitude you receive!!! Best place in the area with the most amazing food!! Seriously seriously seriously highly recommended!! also the local people... More 

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Thank Chelsea H
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My partner and I called in here with my one year old nephew as we were passing by and thoroughly enjoyed. The atmosphere and locals were welcoming as soon as we entered. very spacious and clean. staff were very friendly and accommodating. extremely helpful with the little one. good menu and great prices. we were surprised at how large the... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Once again the Ancient Britain didn't disappoint, Belly Pork yummy served by the friendly bar and kitchen staff. Log fire roaring, fabulous selection of cask beers what could be better on a dull Thursday lunchtime.

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Thank janmatthews68
Bicester
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a meal here, kids in tow. A good menu to choose from and a kids menu too. I had the lasagne and chips, husband had the battered fish and chips (huge portions). Chips are delicious by the way. Service was good on the night we went.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brecon Road, Penycae, Brecon Beacons National Park SA9 1YY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Penycae
  • Phone Number: +44 1639 730273
Description
Country pub and restaurant. Camra award winning pub. Touring caravan park adjacent to pub. Large car park and beer garden. Wheelchair access and disabled toilets. Log and cosl burning fire. Large selection of real ales and ciders. Free Wi-Fi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?