There is a wide range of good places to eat and drink around here, ranging from top restaurants to delightfully quiet and totally unspoilt local pubs. Some of these establishments are wise enough to stock wines supplied by Andrew Darwin Fine Wines of Church House, Kington…
Places to walk to
The Oxford Arms is the largest of the town-centre pubs. Pub food is available most days. The landlord is a keen and knowledgable beer enthusiast, so there is always a good range of local real ales to be found here.
The Burton Hotel in Mill Street, Kington is the principal hotel in town. It contains a health club, with a swimming pool, and a sauna and gym, providing a valuable new facility for visitors as well as for residents. Ask the hotel for further details.
The Taj Mahal, in Bridge Street, is Kington’s curry house, and is open every day of the week except Tuesday. We are fortunate to have these delightful chaps offering us bumpkins such delicious and exotic food, at modest prices. They don’t have a licence to sell alcohol, so pick up a few cold beers at the Spar shop on your way down to the restaurant. Or you can order food and ask them to deliver it to this house for you to eat it here. (And yes, of course we can supply cutlery, hot plates, etc.) Tel. 01544 – 231999.
Places to drive to
The Stagg Inn at Titley (about 3 miles from here) has, ever since Steve and Nicola Reynolds opened it, been easily the best place to eat around here. In 2001, the Stagg was awarded a Michelin star, the first one ever for a pub. People come from far and wide to eat at the Stagg Inn, so you are advised to book your place well in advance if you wish to eat there at a weekend.
The Harp Inn Old Radnor – an unassuming country pub with spectacular views from the lawn. Best place for many miles from which to enjoy the sunset on a fine day. Good food there, but beware of slow service at the (tiny) bar.
Penrhos Court A mediaeval hamlet just outside Kington, fully restored and reopened in 2018 as a place for coffee, lunch and teas. (Closes at 5pm.) All very promising; evening meals may follow before long. Worth a dabble! Tel. 01544 230007.