Book-ish is Crickhowell’s independent book shop, located at the heart of the High Street. Book-ish offers an ecclectic mix of stock with book curated by owner Emma Corfield-Walters sitting alongside staionery, cards, gifts and educational toys.
Book-ish are the festival organisers alongside the Dragon Inn and official bookseller for the festival.
The family run, Visit Wales 4-Star The Dragon Inn Crickhowell provides old-fashioned hospitality within a beautiful building dating from the early 1600s. Located on the town’s ancient High Street, it features 15 newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms, a car park and orchard, and a dynamic restaurant. The menu is Welsh country traditional augmented by modern European, African and Asian flourishes.
The Dragon Inn is open all day for lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals which can be taken in either of its relaxing bars and restaurants.
The Dragon Inn
The Marjivy Trust
The Marjivy Trust was set up in 2020 to enrich and benefit communities in the Crickhowell area of mid-Wales.
Established in memory of (Marjorie) Linda Games and Ivy and Edward Goreing, the Trust focuses on supporting areas relating to music, the arts, religion, community projects and the emergency services.
Herbert Webb started out in 1936 with a paraffin round, in and around Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Brynmawr. In 2021, a third generation of the Webb family owns and operates a thriving independent department store, with a satellite showroom for beds and bedroom furnishings, and offering their trademark traditional “service you had forgotten to expect!”
Treebeards Micro Craft Beer and Cordial Bar, located in the community-owned Corn Exchange, specialises in local craft beers, wines and spirits, as well as unique non-alcoholic fruit cordials.
Cardigan-based independent publishers Parthian run the widely respected Library of Wales imprint, as well as the popular Modern Wales non-fiction series and Parthian Modern, a back catalogue of modern Welsh fiction. Parthian have always published first time fiction, supporting new voices in their developing craft, and are committed to translating and making available brilliant work which otherwise might not have reached Anglophone audiences.
The Bear Hotel
A crafts gallery & workshop, showcasing local makers & artisans. The Makers work in every medium under the sun: painters and potters rub shoulders with woodturners and felters, smiths and weavers with leatherworkers and clockmakers.
The Makers Gallery
The Crickhowell District Archive Centre (CDAC) serves Crickhowell, and the seven historic parishes which surround it – Cwmdu, Llanbedr Ystradwy, Llangattock, Llangenny, Llangynidr, Partrishow and Llanelly, the old Hundred of Crickhowell.
Crime Cymru is a diverse collective of Welsh crime writers, spanning crime fiction and non-fiction.
Crime Cymru has three main aims.
– To support crime writers with a real and present relationship with Wales
– To help in the development of new writing talent
– To promote Wales, Welsh culture and Welsh crime writing in particular, to the wider world