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Farmers' & local markets
We don’t call them market towns for nothing. Places like Brecon and Welshpool have been holding markets since Norman times. So we’ve got pretty good at it by now.
Market days are special. You can feel the energy when farmers and food-makers from Mid Wales’ fertile countryside bring their wares into the heart of the town.
For them it’s more than just a sales opportunity. It’s a chance to catch up with old friends, chat with customers and try out new recipes.
For you it’s a guarantee of taste and authenticity. You can meet the people who baked the bread, brewed the beer, bred the lambs or harvested the apples. So you can be sure your food is as fresh, local and delicious as it gets.
It’s why Machynlleth market still takes place every Wednesday in exactly the same street as when it first started in 1291.
It's why Hay-on-Wye’s 19th century Butter Market is still packed with stalls selling fish, game, cakes and pies every Thursday.
It’s why we have more monthly and fortnightly farmers' markets than some less fortunate places have farmers. You’ll find them in Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Llangynidr, New Radnor, Presteigne, Knighton and Welshpool.
If you meet Hilary from Hilary’s Cakes and Pies, Ralph from Ralph’s Cider or Caroline from Caroline’s Real Bread Company, tell them we said hello.
The cafe/tearoom serves the finest Italian coffee and a variety of speciality teas and hot chocolate.
We have a varied menu from breakfast, light lunches, home cooked meals, homemade cakes and cream teas using clotted cream.
My name is Roy Duke and along with my wife Judith we have the pleasure of ensuring you enjoy your visit here at the Three Cocks. We aim to offer a spotlessly clean environment, a warm and friendly atmosphere and great food.
The Beacons Farm Shop is based at the family-run Welsh Venison Centre where we sell fresh, locally-baked bread, deli items, vegetables and our own venison, beef and lamb, plus quality local pork, poultry and a selection of other meat.