Places to eat drink shop

There are many other excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes within the area; these are some of the ones closest to the Firs.

Eating and drinking

The Crown Inn, Longtown

Family run pub serves home cooked meals and an extensive range of beers and ales. Open daily. Approximately 3.5 miles from the Firs.

White Haywood Farm Restaurant, Craswall

Fully licensed Farmhouse Restaurant and Bar at the foot of the Black Mountains, serving naturally reared meats from their family farm and the freshest local vegetables. Approximately six miles from the Firs.

The Bridge Inn, Michaelchurch Eskley

Good food and selection of cask ales and cider on tap. Large riverside beer garden. Check out their facebook page for up to date information. Approximately seven miles.

The Pandy Inn, Pandy

Food served lunchtimes 12 till 3-30pm and 6pm-9-30pm. Around eight miles from the Firs.

Food for Thought, Peterchurch

Bistro in Peterchurch, serving locally sourced food approximately 12 miles from the Firs.

Skirrid Mountain Inn

Reputed to be the oldest pub in Wales. In Llanvihangel Crucorney, five miles north from Abergavenny

Ewyas Harold, a village about nine miles from the Firs has a couple of pubs and a good fish and chip shop, The Old Stables (01981 240237 or 07970 361457). Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Walnut Tree Inn

Run jointly by local hotelier William Griffiths and by the famous chef Shaun Hill (formerly of the Michelin-starred Merchant House in Ludlow), has recently been awarded one Michelin star. At Llandewi Skirrid, two miles east of Abergavenny.

Tomatitos Tapas Bar

In Hay on Wye and open 11.00 - 11.00 pm, serving illy coffee, home-made cakes and full tapas menu between 12 - 3 and 6 - 10 pm. Run by Tricia, part owner of The Firs (so drop in and say hello and let her know how your stay at The Firs is going) and her friend Thalia! They also have B and B rooms above the bar.

Hereford Holidays also has details of places of interest in the Golden Valley and Black Mountains area.


Hopes of Longtown is the nearest village shop and post office to The Firs. Open 7 days a week, stocking a wide range of items.

Hay-on-Wye has many small shops - a great place to browse for second hand books, antiques and unusual gifts. For food shopping there is a thriving Thursday market, a well stocked Londis shop in the town and a Co-op on the B4350 just out of town.