Welcome to the

Pub, B&B, Bunkhouse and Campsite

Owners Julie, Ray and Jeffers and Manager Poppy, welcome you to Dinas Castle Inn; the highest pub in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Formerly known as The Dragons Back, we are a country pub with a great food cooked to order and various types of wonderful, spacious and affordable accommodation. We are a pet friendly establishment and look forward to welcoming both you and your four-legged friends.

You can find us situated in a glorious valley that is over 1000ft above sea level right in the rural heart of the Black Mountains, which make up the Eastern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are spectacular views of the surrounding hills that can be seen from almost every window or better still sit in our spacious beer garden enjoying a cold one after a busy day. Being situated in a dark skies area, we are ideal for those star gazers. We are located below the ruins of Castell Dinas, the highest castle ruins in England and Wales, which can be visited on a challenging walk right from our car park.

The Bar

Enjoy a local real ale and relax by the log fire. Alternatively have a game of pool or play a game from a selection of our board games.

Great food

Wholesome and tasty home-cooked food in generous sized portions, including our speciality of steaks, served on a hot rock. Food orders are taken from 11am until 9pm, with breakfast served by pre-arrangement.


We welcome many types of customers, including large groups such as stag & hen do’s, bikers, corporate ventures, military team building and Duke of Edinburgh. Our spacious accommodation options include the Bunkhouse which sleeps up to 22 people and our B&B houses up to 10 people, plus well behaved pets.

We also have a campsite for those wishing to spend an evening under the stars in a Dark Sky area. We allow both tents, campervans and small motorhomes with access to outdoor toilets and showers.

Bed & Breakfast

Four bed and breakfast rooms comprising 1 double, 1 double/twin, 1 twin and a room sleeping upto 4


Two bunkhouse rooms which sleep 10, or 12 people and a Shepherd’s hut sleeping 2 for that glamping experience!


Includes access to washing up area, toilets and lovely hot showers. Perfect for watching those starry nights in a designated dark skies area.

Location and activities

Dinas Castle Inn is ideally situated between the local towns of Crickhowell and Talgarth, with Brecon, Abergavenney and Hay-on-Wye close by.

A whole host of activities are available on our doorstep, you can mountain bike “The Black Mountain killer loop”, hike a huge variety of walks straight from the door or experience breath taking views on a gliding experience from just half a mile down the road. Other nearby activities include horse riding, climbing, canoeing and kayaking .

There are a numerous amounts of both local and national festivals and shows throughout the year close by, making us an ideal base for everything from the Green Man Festival to the Brecon Jazz Festival, not forgetting the infamous Hay Festival and the Royal Welsh Show. There truly is something for everyone! We are ideally situated within close reach to most, yet far enough away for you to escape the hustle and bustle if you wish.