The Dragon’s Back

…Hills are high in the mind (pardon the pun) when you stay here…

The Dragon’s Back is a pub with a self-contained bunkhouse. It is named after the ridge running along the top of the hill. The pub used to be called The Castle – named for the iron age hill fort (Castel Dinas) which overlooks the building. Hills are high in the mind (pardon the pun) when you stay here, not only because of the nomenclature, but also because of its lofty location.

It was originally a hill farm – predominantly sheep – before morphing into a pub. It claims to be, at 1000ft, the highest pub in the Brecon Beacons. Looking out from here, you know you’re in the heart of the Beacons.  Surrounded by the ridges and hills you’ll be enticed out on foot, bike or horseback.

The bunkhouses can sleep up to 28 in 3 different bunk rooms, there’s a kitchen for self-catering and a large common room, although there’s kettles in each bunkroom. 

Outside there’s the whole of the Brecon Beacons to explore. The bunkhouse provides a drying room and secure bike storage so you’ve got permission to get wet, muddy and exhausted. Locally, you’ll find some great walking, fishing and cycling including the fascinating sounding ‘killer loop’. Check out their website for some recommendations. 

Of course when you’re done there’s the hospitality of the Dragon’s Back to look forward to too.