Dorstone and The Golden Valley
The village of Dorstone lies in the heart of the Golden Valley in the foothills of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons beyond. At the heart of the village lies the wonderful Pandy Inn, offering a warm welcome and fantastic pub grub at great prices. The nearest shop is just down the road in Peterchurch.
From Breese Barns, just a short walk up Dorstone Hill, is the neolithic burial chamber known as Arthur’s Stone. Also within walking distance is the recently preserved Snodhill Castle. For keener walkers Offa’s Dyke, The Herefordshire Trail and The Wye Valley Walk are all on our doorstep.
Only a 15 minute drive away is Hay-On-Wye, the world renowned town of bookshops and home to the Hay Literary Festival. Lying in the shadow of the magnificent Black Mountains, Hay-On-Wye boasts a wealth of places to eat and drink, boutique shops, Booths cinema, and a local produce market every Thursday.
Pubs, cafes and eating out
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to eating out, below is a selection of recommended places nearby and others a little further afield the we think are worth the journey.
There’s a whole world of different outdoor activities to choose from. Below is a just a handful of useful links to what’s on offer.
The cathedral city of Hereford is a half hour dive away. Here you can visit Hereford’s famous cathedral, home to the Mappa Mundi and the Chained library. There’s plenty of shops and great places to eat, below are a few of our favourites.
Well worth a visit is the town of Abergavenny. Each September this market town plays host to the fabulous Abergavenny Food Festival.
Within easy reach of Breese Barns is Builth Wells. Every July The Royal Welsh Show comes to town, it is described as the pinnacle event of the British agricultural calender and great fun for all ages.
Well worth the drive is Elan Valley. There are 72 square miles of glorious landscapes, reservoirs and dams to explore either of foot, or 2/ 4 wheels.