Bar Humbug

Woe betide dining pubs who ignore their guest's thirst.  The Griffin remains a drinking pub.  Farmers, labourers, our representative in Westminster, retired locals and teachers.  We are proud that all choose to drink with us.

Here are a few rather earnest comments on our role as a pub. For more whimsy on wine, look at our Wine page.

  • Beer must be loved and cared for in the same way as food or wine. So we do.

  • We price our drinks for our local trade, not any stream of seasonal visitors. So London prices can remain in London.

  • We source unsweetened apple juice from the Usk Valley for children.  They have a glass free with their menu.

  • Carafes of wine are brilliant. We serve them in measures of 250ml or 375ml. It means we can open more wines and you can have more choice.

  • By serving decent sized spirit measures (35ml), we don’t oblige you to order doubles: better for you and better value. And we mix our drinks properly. 



    We are a pub in a village in Wales.  We are here to provide and promote good beer.  So we have as many as four real ales on a constantly revolving basis.  And a growing range of impeccably crafted beer in bottles & cans.                  

    We mostly buy from local breweries, including Brecon Brewing, Antur Brew Co.Wye Valley, Rhymney Brewery, Monty's and Waen ensuring a breadth of style and an ever changing display of fonts.


    We're obsessed by wine and the impact it has on mood and on food.  It is something we perhaps take more seriously than we should.  Visit our wines page for more vinous thought.

    We list up to 20 wines, many sourced from eccentrically brilliant wine makers by our suppliers, by the glass and carafe.



    Every summer, press releases drop on the doorsteps of wine journalists and trade organisations banging the drum for sherry. And every year, the British public seem to respond with a deafening silence.

    So please, please do give sherry a chance. In its various forms it is a beautiful wine and does deserve recognition. We have almost a dozen, all by the glass.



    We buy most of our brandies from David Baker of Brandyclassics, who may know more about the subject than anyone else in the country.

    The result is a head-spinning mixture of Armagnac, Cognac and Calvados. And for those with Blimpish tendencies, Julian Temperley’s cider brandies from the heart of Somerset. Rightly very popular.

    "You'll be in the bar for most of your stay, though either sprawling in front of a crackling fire or waxing lyrical about dinner." The Sunday Times Travel Good Pub Guide The Waitrose Good Food Guide Sawdays Hardens
    Tel: 01874 620 111
    The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach
    Brecon, LD3 0UB