Y Talbot Inn
, The Square, Tregaron, Dyfed.
It's not hard to find Y Talbot in tiny Tregaron: it fills one side of the village square. Starting out as a 16th century drover's inn, it has picked up little additions in every century since, the Georgian frontage for instance. Today it is thoroughly modern in the right sort of way, preserving the rustic feel and character in the bar and restaurant, yet providing clean comfortable rooms and suites, and lovely bathrooms.
Lunch and dinner is available 7 days a week, with the choice of eating in the pub, the stable restaurant or out on the terrace. In all cases the food comes from the kitchen of Head Chef Dafydd, previously a chef at the Ritz and having trained under Marco Pierre White.
The rooms and suites are a paragon of refined simplicity. All the superior rooms offer free Wi-Fi, tea, cafetière, homemade biscuits and Tŷ Nant spring water. There are also two Standard twin rooms and two single rooms.
Tregaron is a walker's heaven, taking in the paths and bridleways of the Cambrian mountains. Cycling too, if you're fit for it, or you could stay in the car and follow the mountain road to Abergwesyn. You might want to take home something uniquely Welsh, so drop in to Rhiannon's Gold Centre for locally-made Welsh jewellery fashioned from gold mined in Wales.