The Nags Head Inn
“A traditional coaching inn brought bang up to date” - AA Inspector
It’s great when you come across a property like The Nags Head, where a traditional coaching inn has been brought up to date for modern travellers. Abbie and her team are to be commended for their efforts, welcoming all guests whether for a drink in the comfortable bar area with its open fires, dining in the restaurant or on the terrace, or staying in one of the luxurious well-equipped rooms. As an independent inn they showcase a range of local breweries to ensure the perfect pint is always on tap. Wines come locally from Tanners in Shrewsbury and the spirits selection is ever expanding. The food is a highlight and sees the kitchen team showcase the best local produce in imaginative takes on the classics. AA Pub of the Year for Wales 2018–19.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
The largest unitary authority in Wales, Powys covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles. Much of that is mountainous because it actually has the lowest population density of all the Welsh counties.
This much wild, empty space is perhaps best typified by the International Dark Sky Reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only eleven in the world. The absence of light pollution creates an exceptional spot for star gazing. You won’t find any cities in Powys, just villages and smaller-sized towns, but that’s the way its inhabitants like it.
Newtown, the largest settlement, is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement. Brecon is a market town set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the pretty Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells boasts the National Cycle Collection. Elsewhere, Hay-on-Wye hosts a major literary festival every year.
Powys is liberally scattered with castles, burial mounds, hill forts, and other historic markers; Powis Castle, near Welshpool is probably one of the most impressive. And for walking enthusiasts, it’s not just the Brecon Beacons on offer – the Elan Valley describes itself as the ‘Welsh Lake District’.
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