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Below are the links to some of the resources available in Crickhowell:

For Information:

The CRiC Centre: A quote from their website.

"The Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre (CRiC), a registered charity run by a small staff team supported by volunteers, is situated in Beaufort Street, in front of the County Council's public car park. CRiC is currently open 6 days per week (mon-sat 10am-3pm) and is adhering to social distancing protocols in line with Welsh Government guidelines. The centre provides an information service for tourists and residents of the area, selling maps and publications and locally produced gift items. CRiC has a WiFi enabled internet cafe serving Fairtrade coffee and tea (currently closed) and locally made cakes and icecream; Upstairs at CRiC the oriel CRiC gallery showcases art and craft of regional, Welsh and visiting artists and makers. Exhibitions change every 8 weeks. A well appointed conference room and smaller meeting rooms are also located on the first floor."

Further information is on their website here:

Inside the CRiC Centre is the Archive Centre: From their website.

  • to carry out research on your behalf
  • to help with your other enquiries
  • and to process your orders.

Visit their website here


The Bear Hotel, probably the best known around here:

From their website..

A former coaching inn, The Bear Hotel at Crickhowell has been welcoming guests for 500 years and still extends the same warmth, comfort, cosy atmosphere, good food and wide selection of drinks as ever before.

See their website here

The Dragon Inn, a most welcoming and fine hotel:

From their website..

The Historic Dragon Inn is a Visit Wales 4 star Inn located on Crickhowell High Street. The Dragon is family owned and whether you stay, eat or just pop in for a coffee you will always be welcomed.

See their website here

The Bridge End, my personal local - a real pub..

The Bridge End Inn situated on the bridge over the River Usk offers a real pub atmostphere, pub food that is affordable and enjoyable, accommodation and a fantastic beer garden overlooking the river.

See there website here

Local Shops:

Cashells, one of two local butchers, Cashells also offers a range of other produce of great quality, they supply The Dragon Hotel:

From their website..

We’re a traditional family butchers, based in Crickhowell in the heart of the Black Mountains in South Wales. Our parents, Mike and Christine, opened the business on 13 January 1975, when Durwyn was 16 months old and Arran was just 5 months...

See their website here

F E Richards, the other local butchers. More focused on being a pure butchers but also offer oven ready dishes:

See their their website here