Eat in Hay on Wye

Where to Eat in Hay on Wye

Please Note: Useful information when staying in holiday lets or for anyone visiting the area.  Although we do try to ensure listings are correct, Country Holiday Lets recommend that prospective visitors always check with the destination before making plans.  It is advisable to check review sites for the latest on these places to eat as owners, chefs, staff change and can affect the quality. These listings are meant as a guide only.

Three Tuns

Broad Street, Hay on Wye town centre


The Three Tuns dates back to the early 16th Century – although some records make even earlier reference to this, the oldest pub in Hay on Wye.

Great food and good range of wine and ale if you are going to Hay it is worth a visit.

The Famous Old Black Lion

Lion Street, Hay on Wye town centre


The main part of this Inn dates back to the 17th Century, however some parts can be traced back to the 1300's, it is situated close to one of the original entrances to the walled town of Hay on Wye.

Award winning restaurant and a british menu constantly changing to reflect the seasons.


The Bullring, Hay on Wye town centre

Kilverts is a family run Inn, with a good reputation for food and real ale it is a good place to try.


9 High Town, Hay on Wye town centre

Opposite the Castle, Shepherds is a great place for a light snack, ice cream, tea and cakes.  Good food pleasant surroundings and nice staff
The Tram The Tram Inn, Church Road, Eardisley, Herefordshire,HR3 6PG


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Mark & Kerry moved into The Tram Inn in Eardisley in 2010.

With an emphasis on being a family friendly pub, The Tram Inn hosts numerous delights. With a beautiful garden, one cannot resist the temptation of spending a lunchtime or evening sipping one of our local ales in the delightful surroundings enjoying the friendly & welcoming atmosphere. With fresh home cooked dishes available from Tuesday – Saturday both afternoons and evenings, and fresh home cooked roast dinners on Sundays, The Tram Inn is more than the perfect venue to meet your requirements when looking for a meal out.
The Red Lion Bredwardine, Herefordshire, HR3 6BU


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The Red Lion Hotel is situated in the tiny hamlet of Bredwardine, which nestles on the banks of the River Wye just twelve miles from Hereford, and 8 miles from Hay-on-Wye.

Built of red brick, its origins lie in the seventeenth century when it was used as a coaching inn, also the lounge bears the name The Courtroom. This is where the circuit judge of the day used to sit in judgement.

The reputation of the dining-room relies on well prepared home-cooked food, using as much local produce as possible, such as prime English beef, spring lamb, fresh vegetables, pheasant and venison from the local estate, and of course, fresh Wye salmon from our own stretch of the river which all combine to satisfy your gastronomic needs.

The Boat Inn Whitney on Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 6EH


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Spacious, quiet and neatly kept redbrick pub with big windows and picnic-sets in pleasant garden for lovely views (people have watched riverside otter family playing); wide blackboard choice of good food, good friendly service, real ales inc a guest, farm cider, comfortable L-shaped lounge with dining area, games room with pool; children welcome.

The Rhydspence Inn

Whitney on Wye, Nr Hay on Wye

A 14th Century Country Inn situated on the Welsh border of the Wye Valley, the Rhydspence Inn enjoys magnificent views of the Welsh hills and picturesque Herefordshire countryside

The Pandy Inn

Dorstone, Herefordshire, HR3 6AN


Dating from around 1185 The Pandy is said to have been built by Sir Richard de Brito during his construction of the neighbouring village church, in penance for the murder of Archbishop Thomas a Beckett. Situated in the heart of the sleepy Herefordshire village of Dorstone, just 4 miles from the World book capital of Hay-on-Wye, The Pandy inn is reputed to be the oldest pub in the county.

Today the inn retains much of its historic character and offers a warm welcome to visitors and locals alike. After a long walk, cycle or drive in the picturesque Golden Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park the Pandy Inn is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a pint of local ale and a fine meal.

The Roast Ox Inn

Painscastle, Nr Hay on Wye

A traditional country pub serving good food and real ales.  Lots of events and entertainment going on throughout the year.

The River Cafe

Glasbury on Wye, Hereford HR3 5NP

The River Cafe is a licensed, contemporary space overlooking the river.  Fresh food cooked daily, local ale, and some excellent homemade cakes. They are open from 9.00am until approx 11.00pm Wednesday to Sunday. Advisable to book.

Three Cocks Inn

Three Cocks, Nr Hay on Wye

This substantial Inn, a listed property believed to date from the 15th Century, was for many years a coaching inn on the main Hereford to Brecon road. Three Cocks was also an important junction of the Hereford, Hay & Brecon Railway with the Mid Wales Railway in the golden years of steam.  Good food served simply, warm atmosphere
 The Felin Fach Griffin  Felin Fach, Brecon, LD3 0UB
eathayfelinffachgriffin The Felin Fach Griffin, a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons, not far from the market towns of Abergavenny and Crickhowell.
 Restaurant 1861  Cross Ash, Nr Abergavenny NP7 8PB
 eathay1861 Simon and Kate King are delighted to present their restaurant 1861 in Cross Ash, Abergavenny.

Having been a chef for nearly 18 years, Simon has worked in some of the best kitchens in the UK. His working career began for the Roux brothers at the 3 Michelin starred Waterside Inn at Bray.

Following a 3 year stint at the Waterside Simon moved on to become Martin Blunos’ right hand man at the famous 2 Michelin star Bristol and Bath restaurants of Lettonie. While working with Martin Simon was trained in the importance of food provenance and how simple seasonal ingredients treated respectfully create the best culinary experiences.

After Lettonie, Simon came to Wales and took up the head chef position at Llansantffraed Court Hotel. It was while at Llansantffraed Court that Simon met his wife to be Kate. Having always lived in Monmouthshire with her family, after leaving university Kate returned to work in some of the most popular restaurants in Monmouthshire before joining Llansantffraed Court and working as their wedding coordinator.

1861 is born from these experiences, with a quest for truly fabulous food produced locally using local farmers, butchers and vegetable producers, they both feel that Monmouthshire is now a real ‘foodie’ destination, and hope to live up to the excellent standard that already exists in the area. They aim to provide excellent food at reasonable prices, with as local a provenance and as little carbon mileage as possible, as well as creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere to sit back and enjoy a well deserved lunch or evening out!