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This hotel does NOT accept the 25% discount vouchers in the print guide.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Drawn back for a sixth visit to the annual Baroque Music Festival in this market and minster town, trusted readers found everything ‘as good as before’ at Kayt and Hugh Cooper’s eco-aware B&B. ‘Hugh helped to unload our luggage before bringing tea and some very good bara brith (fruit loaf).’ Behind the facade of a 19th-century coaching inn, the house is contemporary and smart. Bedrooms, painted in muted, natural shades, have a coffee machine, fresh milk in a minibar fridge, and Cole & Lewis toiletries. Brychan mini-suite has a sofa, a bath and separate walk-in shower. Even the smallest ‘classic’ rooms are not poky. ‘We were grateful to have such a comfortable room to return to during two days of torrential rain.’ A variety of restaurants and pubs are a stroll away. Breakfast brings a wide choice, served to the unobtrusive strains of harp music, and includes Glamorgan vegetarian sausages, pikelets, local free-range eggs, laver bread, and porridge with Welsh honey. Guests can order a packed lunch before setting out to explore the Brecon Beacons national park. (Jill and Mike Bennett)
12 Orchard Street
all year except 1 week over Christmas (open New Year).
reading room, breakfast room, lounge (with drink service), in-room TV (Freeview), garden, drying room, secure bicycle storage, unsuitable for disabled.
classical or Welsh harp music in breakfast room.
15 and upwards welcomed.
per room B&B single £79–£155, double £84–£160, 1-night bookings usually refused Fri and Sat Mar–Oct.