Dragons Back, Pengenffordd, LD3 0EP

Call Jill Deakin on 01874 711353


The Dragons Back (formerly The Castle Inn) is a pub with B&B rooms, camping & 3 self contained bunkrooms, located at over 1000ft above sea level in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The bunkrooms are fully carpeted and centrally heated with en suite wet rooms. Book out the entire bunkhouse from just £425 per night. A new fully fitted dining/kitchen, complete with WiFi and large screen TV, is now located next to the bunkhouse so self-catering is an option, although meals are also available in the pub next door. The pub serves a range of local real ales and home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients. There's a large log fire, fantastic beer garden, free WiFi in the bar, pool table & 50 inch TV. The bunkhouse's drying room and secure bike storage make it a great base for outdoor activities. Groups welcome including stag/hen parties. Glamping is available in our Shepherds Hut and the Tardis. Both The Tardis and the Shepherds Hut sleep up to 2 and cost £60 per night. There is a minimum two night stay for all our accommodation. Dogs £5 per night in the bunkhouse.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    42: Bunkhouse 28: 1x6, 1x10, 1x12. B&B: 10: 4 rooms. Glamping: 2x2
  • Open:

    All year. Arrive after 2pm, depart before 11 am.
  • Price per night:

    £17pp, £24pp with b/fast. Min of 5 people required for 6 bunk room, 7 for 10 b/room or 9 for 12 b/room. Sole use £425 or £625 with breakfast.
  • Booking:

    Group bookings only. £100 non refundable booking deposit required. 28 days notice required for cancellation, otherwise full value of the booking ( less deposit ) will be charged.
  • Directions:

    Located on the A479 approx 3 miles South of Talgarth and 6 miles North of Crickhowell
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest trains: Abergavenny. Nearest bus: Talgarth (3 miles).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available only to groups, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map, the Hostels with Camping map and the Offa's Dyke path.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only
9Best Price Guarantee


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Groups with dogs welcome at Dragons Back

February 20th 2020

Outdoor enthusiasts don’t miss out, this delightful hostel couldn’t be better located. Better yet dogs are welcome.

In the captivating Brecon Beacon National park Dragons Back provides  comfortable accommodation. With a pub right next door! Sleeping up to 28 (with more space for outdoorsy camping types) it stands out as a handy base for exploration. The home cooked meals to come back to after long walks admiring the scenery. And don’t forget about the open fire, just make sure the dog doesn’t hog the best spot! Please note we allow dogs to stay in the bunkrooms at a cost of £5 per dog per night, they are also allowed in the pub as long as they are quiet and well behaved.

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A variety of accommodation to suit your needs!

July 15th 2019

From B&B rooms, to bunkhouses, to glamping… and a pub onsite for everybody’s use!

Dragons Back ( formerly The Castle Inn ) is a beautiful old pub really high up in the Brecon Beacons. Regularly catering for guests from all over the UK, the hosts at Dragons Back have lots of experience in providing a very special and welcoming atmosphere. The Bunkhouse, B&B and Shepherds Hut can sleep up to 44 people and there is camping too.

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Dragon’s Back

February 21st 2018

The highest pub in the Brecon Beacons, welcomes all groups to the Black Mountains including stag and hen parties!

The Dragons Back pub & bunkhouse, welcomes all groups to the Black Mountains. It’s on the list of accommodation that welcomes stag and hen parties! Warranted or not, either group can have a reputation for boisterousness.

But up here at The Dragon’s Back Pub, high in the mountains,  with glorious countryside on all sides, peace and calm are more likely. The bunkhouses are fully equipped for self-catering  and include rooms intiguingly called ‘The shepherd’s Hut’ and ‘The Tardis’ .

The Dragons Back pub, named after a ridge in the landscape around it, is over 300 years old and 1000ft above sea level.  Even at 1000ft the pub is in a valley and is surrounded by the Black Mountains.   The location is ideal for cyclists and team building  with activities and mountain bike trails from the door.  The Dragons Back provides tasty home cooked food, local real ales in front of a huge log fire in case you need warming on the inside and the outside.



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