The Pen-Y-Cae Inn

“Welcome to our award winning restaurant."

Hopefully you'll find our delicious menu to your liking, when you arrive my team and I will be more than happy to discuss the menu, accompanying drinks and of course the eclectic selection of art work on display (and for sale), which you can view throughout the building.

The Penycae Inn is a hidden treasure nestled at the upper end of the Swansea Valley, in the idyllic hamlet of Penycae. Located just 30 minutes from Swansea and the M4, it lies centrally to the many attractions of the  Brecon Beacons and provides the most stunning backdrop to any occasion.

The pub has been lovingly restored to its former glory, incorporating the values of traditional pub hospitality together with a comfortably stylish interior showcasing a symphony of local stone, slate and green oak. Our great passion is food. Our menu is simple and contemporary using only the very best ingredients and seasonal produce.As a locally born lad, proprietor,and head chef, I've created a mouth-watering menu of dishes that never fail to impress.

Our award winning team are dedicated to providing a first class service in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our attention to detail and the warm welcome you receive, will help to ensure you visit time and time again. Whether you want to relax by the fireplace enjoying a quiet drink, eat fine food in our restaurant, get married here or celebrate a special occasion with us, The Penycae Inn will succeed in making your visit a memorable one. It certainly is an "Inn for all seasons." Read what our guests think here on Tripadvisor...

A zoo too!

We also hope you'll enjoy the latest additions to our family OUR ZOO! located at the rear of the restaurant.

I do hope to welcome you to my restaurant and gallery soon, to enjoy our localy sourced, freshly cooked food and the unique ambiance of the Penycae Inn.” see more about it here...The Penycae Inn gets it's zoo licence!


We have recently completed the total refurbishment of a couple of adjacent cottages, Oak Lodge is a modern conversion, using green oak beams and staircase, fully equipped it sleeps six.

Blossom Cottage is an !8th Century Cottage with many original features and also sleep six.

BOTH are equipped with hot tubs so you can stare up at the stars all year round and enjoy our Dark Skies Reserve status if it's cloudless...

read all about them here...Penycae Accommodation

Anthony Christopher,

Head Chef and Proprietor

Penycae Inn.


We are open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday. Lunch 12-3pm, Evening Menu served  6pm-9pm and of course the all important Sunday Lunch 12-3.30pm if you'd like to book, just pick up the phone, the number is at the top of the page, alternatively, send us a message on facebook, we constantly monitor and update our facebook page so you'll get a faster response than emailing us, especially during working hours!

Things to see locally

Well firstly of course you can explore our very own zoo!...but there's a lot going on right on our doorstep, of course the Brecon Beacons are a major attraction, but we're only 40 minutes from the award winning beaches of the Gower, stay with us and get mountains and beaches for the same price! You can enjoy a wide variety of activities with the nearby centre at Absolute adventure

The picturesque county market town of Brecon is a short drive away, along with the smaller villages of Llandovery, Sennybridge and Trecastle.

We're in an official Dark Skies reserve, which means on a clear night you can see the milky way in all its glory

• Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves -

• Cefn Yr Erw Animal Sanctuary -

• Henryhd Waterfalls, Coelbren

• Craig Y Nos Castle and country park


• Sleeping Giant (Y Cribbarth mountain)


• Sarn Helen Roman road and Coelbren Fort

• Local off-road motorsport events in Walters Arena

• Heronstone Holiday Retreat, Ystradgynlais –

Outdoor Activities

• Walking in Brecon Beacons National Park
• Topgun Paintball -
• Call of the wild outdoor pursuits -
• Mountain biking in Afon Forest Parc -
• Dulais Valley quadbiking -

 Pentre trekking Centre -