The Daily Telegraph - Saturday
THE FELIN FACH GRIFFIN Brecon, Powys
The Felin Fach Griffin is always a treat. Al fresco lunches, brunches and drinks into the evening can all be enjoyed in the grassy beer garden. Food is taken seriously here, much of what you eat comes from a half-acre kitchen garden, with meat and game from the hills around you. Open daily from 10-7 when local rules allow.
THE BELL AT SKENFRITH Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
The position here is magical: an ancient stone bridge, a river snaking through the valley, glorious hills rising beyond, cows grazing in lush fields. Spread out across the large terrace, garden or orchard and let the kids run wild. Order a picnic and soak up rays on the rug or shelter in the covered area on rainy days. Open daily, when permitted.