The Radnorshire Arms
“Enjoyable food and local ales in a former drovers’ inn” - AA Inspector
Tucked away in the Teme Valley, this centuries-old black and white timber framed pub started life as a drovers’ inn and it retains an old world charm with mind-your-head beams, inglenook fireplace and wood-burner. Sup on pints of local Ludlow Best or Stonehouse Station Bitter and choose between the bar menu with its pub classics or the main menu. Typical dinner choices include leek and crab tartlet, which might precede venison haunch steak with braised red cabbage, herb mash and red wine sauce, or chicken and mango stir-fry with noodles and sweet chilli sauce.
- 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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