Lovely inn in beautiful spot, with cottagey bar, tasty food and well kept ales; comfortable bedrooms.
The good pub guide review
Our readers continue to heap praise on this charming hilltop inn with its friendly licensees and bags of ancient character. An old stone longhouse overlooking the heights of the Radnor Forest, it boasts slate floors, oak beams, antique settles and a roaring open inglenook fire. There are two well kept beers on handpump ' regulars include Ludlow Gold, Salopian Darwins Origin and Oracle, Skinners Betty Stogs, Three Tuns XXX and Wye Valley HPA ' as well as six wines and prosecco by the glass, local cider, local gins, vodkas and whiskies. Board games, cribbage, darts and quoits and lots of local books, maps and guides are provided for guests. A quieter dining area off to the right from the snug bar extends into another dining room with a woodburning stove. Tables outside maximise the glorious view, while the five spic and span bedrooms are highly sought after and share the same lovely outlook; good breakfasts too. Do visit the impressive village church and look for its early organ case (Britain's oldest), fine rood screen and ancient font.
The good pub guide food review
Food is very well regarded with everything cooked fresh on the premises, and they're always happy to talk about the excellent local suppliers they use. Dishes include sandwiches, sticky sweet and sour pork belly pieces with Asian salad, goats cheese pannacotta with pickled beetroot and candied walnuts, king prawn tagliatelle in lemon, pea and courgette sauce, Hereford fillet steak with chips and garlic butter, falafel and beetroot tortilla wraps with pickled red cabbage, pan-roasted sea bass with a herb crust, sunblush tomatos and orzo pasta, and puddings such as summer berry and vanilla mascarpone cheesecake with vanilla ice-cream and pear and frangipane tart with apple sorbet.
Harp, Old Radnor, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2RH
Weekdays: 6-11 Weds, Thurs; 12-3, 6-11 Fri; closed Mon except bank holidays, Tues
Saturday: 12-3, 6-11
Sunday: 2-3, 6-10.30