Eating out (or in)

Seeds Restaurant, Llanfyllin


Eating out (or in)

Plas yn Dinas, Llanfechain


Easting is an important part of most people's holidays. We are blessed with plenty of places to eat nearby, which are open all year round. We have no closed season.

Within walking distance, we have the Cain Valley Hotel, Seeds Restaurant and The Old New Inn for eating out. At The EagleLlanfyllin Chinese and Something Tasty you can eat in or have a takeway.

Within 6 miles, we have The Stumble Inn at Bwlch-y-Cibau, Plas-yn-Dinas at Llanfechain, Station Grill and Cross Keys at Llansantffraid, The Green Inn at Llangedwyn and The Railway Inn at Penybontfawr.

Within 12 miles, there is a much wider choice, of which we have chosen two: the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa with its stunning views overlooking the Lake and The King's Head at Meifod.

For those who enjoy cooking (even on holiday), we have Peter Tomlinson, a high class butcher selling locally farmed meat and Down to Earth selling very fresh fruit and vegetables. We also have a well stocked SPAR store in the town. And what better way to cook than on the modern Esse log-burning Range in the cottage kitchen. We can always show you how it works.

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Cain Valley Hotel, Llanfyllin

Just five minutes from the Cottage, the Cain Valley Hotel serves full meals in either the Restaurant or the Lounge bar.

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Seeds Restaurant, Llanfyllin

Also within walking distance, Seeds is an award-winning, long established family restaurant offering relaxed and informal dining. It has an extensive wine list Mark and Felicity always provide a meal to remember. Is is usually necessary to book a table beforehand.


The Old New Inn, Llanfyllin

No more than five minute walk from the Cottage, the Old New Inn (itself very old) serves meals in the bar.

Historic Houses and Castles

The Eagle, Llanfyllin

The Eagle, five minute walk from the Cottage, is a Fish and Chip shop at the front and a Bistro serving drinks and bar meals at the rear.

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Llanfyllin Chinese

The Llanfyllin Chinese Takeaway is at the corner of the Tpwn Square just five minutes walk from the cottage. The cottage has a menu from which to ring in your order.

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Something Tasty, Llanfyllin

Something Tasty, in the town sqaure, is a cafe during the day and serves take-away Pizzas in the evening.

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Cross Keys, Llanfyllin

Serving – Dwyfor Fairtrade Coffee and Speciality Teas – Vegan, Veggie Meaty Meals – Welsh Maid Real Dairy Ice Cream – A variety of non-alcoholic drinks.

The little railways

Stumble Inn, Bwlch-y-Cibau

Just three miles away, in the village of Bwlch-y-Cibau, The Stumble Inn is a local pub serving full meals in either the bar or the Restaurant.

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Plas yn Dinas, Llanfechain

Llanfechain, where you will find Plas yn Dinas, is about five miles from the Cottage. It provides very good quality meals and it is usually necessary to book.

The Coast

Station Grill, Llansantffraid

The Station Grill is about six miles away in Llansantffraid. The railway closed in 1959 so the trains have long since gone.

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Cross Keys, Llansantffraid

Cross Keys is about 6 miles from the Cottage, just outside the village of Llansantffraid. It is run by two brothers -  Graham and Mark - who are sure to give you a warm welcome.
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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel

There cannot be a better dining view than this anywhere. Whether you are having a special celebration or wish to have a family cream tea on the terrace, The Lake Vyrnwy Hotel takes some beating.

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The King's Head, Meifod

The King's Head in Meifod, about seven miles from the Cottage has recently been refurbished and our visitors have brought back glowing reports of the food they serve.

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The Railway Inn, Penybontfawr

Penybont Fawr – famous for its Male Voice Choir – is just six miles away over the hill in the Tanat Valley. The Tanat Valley Railway closed over sixty years ago but the Railway Inn still provides a lively centre to the village. Good Inn food is served in generous portions. Several visitors have commented on the good value of the food – prompting them to return for more.

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Green Inn, Llangedwyn

Llangedwyn is only just over the hill behind the cottage. Mechael has only recently taken over the management and she serves very good food. It is proving very popular.

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Eating in

For some visitors, Eating In can be exciting as Eating Out. We are in an area that grows or farms most of its food locally so fresh food is always available. We are also lucky to have two special shops in the town – Tomlinson’s a very good butcher (whose family actually farms some the livestock themselves) – and Down to Earth a greengrocer and health food shop.  Down to Earth is only open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. We also have Derek bringing his fresh fish trailer into the town each Thursday morning.

Spar is well-supplied and has many of the other ingredients you may need.

In the kitchen itself is the Esse log-burning range with it two hobs and two ovens. Cooking with a range could be a novel approach for those used to a gas hob and fan oven. Cooking may take a little loner but relax, you are on holiday! We can help you with any queries you have about cooking.


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