Eating Out

There is no shortage of great places for eating out in the nearby villages & towns. It is advisable to book, particularly at busy times of the year, especially bank holidays or in the school holidays – even at weekends!

Some offer vegetarian choices but you may need to phone in advance to check. Also, you should let them know if you have any food allergies – most can oblige.

(Distances are approximate, as it depends which route you take!)

However, here are a few suggestions that we have tried and can recommend, with a few guidance comments:

 NameTelephone NoOur commentsWhere
1The Goat,

Llanfair Caereinion

SY21 0QS

01938 810428Pub that’s also a Hotel & restaurant, with nice, flavoursome food options in a dining setting. After 7pm.

Please call to book, especially on weekends

4 miles
2The Red Lion

Llanfair Caereinion

SY21 0RP

01938 810341Decent pub grub in a pleasant separate dining room

Please call to book on weekends

4 miles


SY22 5AP

01691 648604Great food, fantastic wine list and superb atmosphere. Fixed menu only

Open Thur/Fri/Sat – must call to book

9 miles
4Lake Vyrnwy Hotel,


SY10 0LY

01691 870692Excellent quality at this 4* hotel. You can choose between food & service in their fine dining restaurant, or a more relaxed style in the attached Tavern (pub) that has a modern Welsh flavour

Usually only need to book if you want a table by the window in the Brasserie or in the hotel restaurant

9 miles
5The Stumble Inn

Bwlch-y-cibau, Llanfyllin SY22 5LL

01691 648860Fabulous restaurant and pub, with plenty of options for dinner.

Highly commended! Recommend you call to book

11 miles
6The Cross Keys Inn



SY22 6XS

01691 828450Great restaurant-style pub, with lots of character. Friendly hosts. Traditional and modern cuisine. Not Mon or Tues.

Highly commended! Must book, only open on some evenings for dinner, but not for lunch

11 miles
7Upper Rectory


SY21 8AN

01686 640930Sample 7 course menu offered seasonally, for a good value fixed price.


11½ miles
8The Corn Store,


SY21 7DL

01938 554614With generous portions, and a variety of choices – all at reasonable prices.

Please call to book

12 miles
9Spice UK,


SY21 7SQ

01938 553431Great Indian restaurant, that’s also a takeaway. Sister place is called Spice Fusion12 miles
10Royal Oak Hotel,


SY21 7DG

01938 552217Traditional coaching inn with decent menu choices – just refurbished under new owners, with a new chef and menu12 miles
11Nags Head Inn


SY15 6RS

01686 640600Mainly Welsh food prepared to order, Bistro-style.

Recommend you call to book

13 miles
12Bistro 7 at The Dragon Hotel


SY15 6PA

01686 668359Mediterranean inspired menu, with a lively atmosphere and great choice of food. One of the best restaurants in the area.

Absolutely essential to book in advance!

16 miles
13The Checkers,


SY15 6PN

01686 669882This is a fabulous Michelin 1* restaurant. Known as the “Frenchman and the Farmers’ Daughters”. Fixed menu

Highly recommended! You must Book

16 miles
14The Sun Inn,


SY21 8JP

01938 561211A rather good pub with comfortable surroundings and exceptional food. Helps to book, as they’re not always open.

Open: Eve Tue-Sat 7-11pm,

Lunch Wed-Sun 12-2.30pm

19 miles