Eat and Drink in the local area
There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the local area. Below is just a selection of pubs, cafés and restaurants.
The Lion Hotel in Caerhowel is a seventeenth to early eighteenth century friendly traditional country pub and restaurant. They serve fresh locally sourced British and vegetarian food, with friendly and personal service. Conversation is king here so be prepared to be involved in discussions with the friendly local regulars. The inglenook fireplace takes centreplace in the bar area and makes a cosy atmosphere when lit during winter.
Open 11 am till midnight every day except Monday (5 pm – 11. 30 pm) Further information
You will be hard pushed to find a restaurant in Mid-Wales that oozes so much quality and friendliness. Treat yourself at Lakeside to the finest food and drink with our menus full of dishes containing prime local and seasonal ingredients. The Lakeside Restaurant offers spectacular views over the golf course and River Severn and you can look forward to the cosy atmosphere, a relaxing lunch or evening dinner in its warm and welcoming surroundings. The impressive outside patio is ideal for those beautiful summer days and warm enjoyable evenings.
Serving daily : breakfast from 9am until midday immediately followed with lunches until 2:30. Evening meals are served from 6pm until 9pm Further information
Set in Glansevern Hall’s stunning Georgian courtyard, The Potting Shed Café offers a stylish and friendly place to relax and savour delicious food. Enjoy eating alfresco with beautiful views of the courtyard and glimpses into the lush Walled Garden or, on chillier days, curl up by the cosy log burner with a bowl of warming soup or sink into a sofa with a large cappuccino. Everything about The Potting Shed Café is warm, atmospheric and unique. The fortnightly lunch menus offer delicious and creative food: seasonal soups and salads, gourmet burgers, freshly baked bread and mouth-watering puddings. For elevenses and afternoon teas, there are mountains of decadent cakes and light, golden scones, so everyone can treat themselves. They use the finest and freshest produce and are proud to support many local suppliers.
Open Tuesday – Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10.30 am – 5 pm
The Nags Head Inn has been part of Montgomery’s history for over 150 years. A place of fond memories, laughter and life. Garthmyl is one of the most picturesque parts of a beautiful area. So, like every real Welsh village, it needs a pub full of Welsh tradition. The menus are created by chef Bryn Evans, using the very best produce from local food heroes locally and from around Wales. All the cask ales are brewed locally and wines are hand-picked by experts.
Food serving times
Off-season: Mon-Fri 12 -3 pm and 5 pm -9:30 pm; Sat 12-9:30 pm & Sun 12-4 pm
Holiday season: (half terms, summer holidays) Mon-Sat 12-9:30 pm & Sun 12-4 pm
The Railway Inn is situated on the western edge of Forden, Powys, just a short walk from Offa’s Dyke footpath. Take the Welshpool road from Montgomery, and once you arrive in Forden, take the left turn signposted to The Railway Inn. The Railway Inn’s head chef serves home cooked food, with regular updated specials on the Evening menu and bar snack menus. They serve morning coffee and afternoon tea, Real ales and fine wines, along with homemade, fresh food served from 12pm – 9pm. Families and walkers always welcome.
Named after the Barons Herbert of Chirbury, the Herbert Arms is an imposing Georgian building within a conservation area, just round the corner from the post office. Happy Hour is not to be missed, between 5pm and 7pm Mondays to Fridays, and meals are served lunchtime and evenings. They serve real ale, and in addition to the single bar the pub has a large dining room. Family friendly and dog friendly, this comforting pub also caters well for vegetarians. As far as possible, food is locally sourced and home cooked. Thursday is steak night, and Friday is fish and chips night.
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12 midday – 2.30 pm; 5 pm – 11 pm (closed Tuesdays)
Friday -Sunday: 12 midday -11 pm Further information
The Blue Bell is a well-preserved, traditional pub just on the Shropshire side of the Welsh border. Drive out of Montgomery on the B4385 to Churchstoke, and you will see the Blue Bell at the crossroads with the A489.
Monday-Friday: 7 pm – 11 pm Saturday and Sunday: 12 midday – 3 pm, 7 pm – 11 pm Further information
Kerry Vale Vineyards ‘Wine Cafe and Vineyard Kitchen’ is open Tuesday – Sunday from Mid March until Christmas. Wine tasting is offered every day during opening times and tours three times a week. Limited spaces on tours, so pre-booking is recommended.
Offering morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea. Enjoy a glass of wine, complemented by one of their delicious locally sourced cheese platters prepared in the vineyard kitchen. Or indulge with a piece of homemade cake or traditional cream tea.
The Horseshoe Inn in Berriew is a relaxed Pub Restaurant, serving seasonal fresh produce. They use local suppliers and farms as much as possible. You can book, or just walk in. Good for groups or parties and for children. Takeaways available as well as table service and outdoor seating.
Food serving times
Monday – Sunday 12 midday–9 pm See the Horseshoe Inn on Facebook
The Lion Hotel is a quaint 17th Century former coach house Hotel, Bar and Restaurant located in the heart of Berriew, winner of the ‘Best Kept Village’ award. The river Rhiew flows closeby and a warm welcome awaits visitors. It is advisable to book if you wish to have a meal. Contact on 01686 640452.
12 midday – 3 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm daily
Closed on Tuesdays
For further information, visit http://www.lionhotel-berriew.co.uk/
The Horse and Jockey is a stone-built pub on the edge of Churchstoke, with a large restaurant and separate public bar. Here, you can enjoy a selection of traditional cider during the months March – October, as well as real ales all year round. See the Horse and Jockey on Facebook for information on live music and quiz nights.
Monday and Tuesday: 4.30 pm – 11 pm
Wednesday – Sunday: 12 midday – 11 pm
The stone-built Court House Inn is situated by St Nicholas Church, Churchstoke. It has a restaurant and a separate public bar. They serve lunchtime and evening meals, are family friendly and have a garden and parking. Real ale is limited to the warmer months of the year.
Monday – Friday: 12 midday – 11 pm
Saturday: 12 midday – midnight
Sunday: 12 midday – 11 pm further information
A village pub with a restaurant and great homemade food, real ales and plenty of live music.
Relax in Howards, a spacious 200 seat restaurant, serving delicious homemade, seasonal, local food. Whether you fancy a full English or just a coffee and slice of cake you can be sure all food is freshly prepared. They take great care in sourcing quality produce and keeping it local wherever possible.
Open: Hot lunches noon – 3pm (freshly made sandwiches and paninis are available until 4.30pm). If you fancy a night off, try an evening meal every Thursday! Hot meals are available until 7pm, drinks, cakes and snacks available until 7.30pm. Further information