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Food and drink

This region is known for producing and serving great food. The high quality farm produce, artisan producers, and drinks from local vineyards and orchards attract some great chefs. You'll find plenty of good places to eat along the entire canal,so you can moor up and be at your table within a few paces. If you'd prefer a night in, there are takeaways just a short walk from the canal in Brecon, and you'll be tempted to cook for yourself once you visit the local markets and independent shops.

Eating Out

The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is blessed with wonderful villages and towns along its entire route which have fantastic pubs either alongside the canal or just a short walk away. If you’re looking for something extra special then there are some splendid places that are worth a taxi ride. Here are some of our favourite places to eat out, and we'll happily recommend a local taxi service to take you there and back.

The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny - particularly good for afternoon tea

The Bell at Skenfrith, Skenfrith - with food from its organic kitchen garden

The Hardwick, Abergavenny - owned by Stephen Terry, of Great British Menu fame

Gliffaes, near Crickhowell - delightful garden setting for a light lunch

La Brasseria Italiana, Abergavenny - classic Italian food

The Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid - Michelin-starred restaurant led by Shaun Hill, just outside Abergavenny

Pizzorante, Abergavenny - homely Italian restaurant with fantastic service

Eating In

If coming by car or taxi you may wish to do a large shop at a supermarket just before arriving. For daily items, you’ll probably find all you need at these shops, which are close to the canal:
Brecon: Morrisons
Talybont-on-Usk: Talybont Stores & Post Office
Llangynidr: Walnut Tree Stores & Post Office
Crickhowell: independent butchers, bakers, grocers and off licence
Gilwern: Dell Stores, and Spar
Govilon: Village Store
Abergavenny: Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi
Llanellen: Hummingbird cafe and shop
Goytre Wharf: Spar in Penperlleni/Goytre
Pontypool: Tesco superstore
Canal history