The Felin Fach Griffin

Brecon, Powys

Walk, ride, bike or canoe, climb a mountain, head for Hay, then return to a comfortable bar, warm bedrooms and delicious food


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3


So what are the ingredients of one of the loveliest inns in the land? Well, it’s quirky, homespun, and thrives on a mix of relaxed informality and colourful style. The bar resembles the sitting room of a hip country house, with timber frames, cool tunes and comfy sofas in front of the fire. Painted stone walls come in blocks of colour and you dine informally in the white-walled restaurant, with stock pots simmering on an Aga. The food is excellent, perhaps Portland crab, boeuf Bourguignon, chocolate mousse with marscarpone; much of what you eat comes from a half-acre kitchen garden, with meat and game from the hills around you. Pretty bedrooms have colour and style. Expect comfy beds and crisp linen, good bathrooms with fluffy towels, Roberts radios and a smattering of books (but no TVs). Breakfast is a leisurely treat: read the morning papers, make your own toast, scoff the full Welsh works. A road passes outside, but quietly at night, while lanes lead into the hills, so come to walk, ride, bike, canoe. Hay is close for books galore. Don’t miss excellent off-season deals.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Christmas Eve & Day (evening). 4 days in Jan.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Doggie biscuits, blanket, towels, advice on walks, black bags, dog bowls - and very friendly staff.

Large garden with plenty of space to run around and local rivers for swimming. Stunning walks in The Brecon Beacons.

Lunch from £12. Dinner, 3 courses, from £25-£30. Sunday lunch from £12.50.


Nightly price
from £135
Singles £110-£137. Dinner, B&B £192-£232 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
1 Family room for 3
From £175
3 Doubles
From £135
3 Twin/doubles
From £150


Something special definitely going on here. Absolutely superb food, top quality service and warm welcome for dogs & children. Best Sawday's recommendation we've visited in the past 2 years; even knocks our usual North Norfolk haunts for six. Our 9 yr old son's verdict (& our's) - 5 stars!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charles & Edmund Inkin

  • This is truly remarkable country and we have maps and guidebooks as well as information on specific walks based on our own experience. Even better is a wise old man of the hills to guide you.
  • Stretching westwards, the Beacons are challenging but reward you with awe-inspiring views, waterfalls and a splash of vertigo. Their Black Mountains cousins guard us from English marauders. Steeped in history they shelter great buildings like Llanthony.
  • Brecon hosts the 24th Regiment of Foot's museum, recounting the 48 hours of its cataclysmic defeat at Isandlwana and the subsequent miraculous 'victory' at Rorke's Drift. Hay-on-Wye is rightly famous for its book shops and Festival.
  • We are circled by two of Britain's great salmon and trout rivers. The Wye & Usk Foundation runs the two rivers and can organise fishing for our guests at remarkably low cost.
  • In our experience, those that don't fish, golf. The Borders courses are no fancy dans, but Llandrindod Wells, Cradoc and Kington each have their own charm.
  • There is some outstanding pheasant and partridge shooting near us. We can point you in the direction of those that matter. Or try some clay pigeon shooting just a couple of miles away at Woodland Park.


Charles & Edmund Inkin

Edmund and Charles Inkin run a pair of renowned inns and a boutique hotel, all perennially popular with guests. An idyllic upbringing on the family farm in Wales, with its dairy herd and kitchen garden, was formative for the brothers, who later fell in love with West Cornwall. They value first class ingredients, with menus shaped by the seasons, served by likeable staff.