Our Venues

Crickhowell Literary Festival events take place across 10 venues, all within walking distance of the town centre. We generally prefer small, intimate venues that encourage audience participation.

1. The Dragon Inn


High Street

The historic, family owned Dragon Inn is also a sponsor of Crickhowell Literary Festival. Events will be hosted in the function room.

For more information on food, accommodation and access, visit: www.dragoninncrickhowell.com

2. Crickhowell Parish Hall


Church Lane

Crickhowell Parish Hall is a community building located in Church Lane adjacent to St Edmund’s Church. Fully accessible.

For more information, visit crickparishhall.org.uk

3. Book-ish

High Street

Crickhowell’s award-winning independent bookshop is a sponsor of the Crickhowell Literary Festival, as well as its official bookseller. Book-ish personnel will attend all events throughout the Festival.

For more information, visit:

4. Clarence Hall


Beaufort Street

A traditional auditorium with striking Victorian wood panelled ceiling and balcony. Fully accessible, bar available.

For more information, visit www.clarencehallcrickhowell.org.uk

5. The Bear

The Bear

High Street

A hotel famous far and wide for its welcoming atmosphere, historic character, convivial surroundings and good food.

For more information, visit: www.bearhotel.co.uk

6. Crickhowell Scout Hall


Castle Road

Crickhowell Scout Hall is set just behind Crickhowell Castle and its adjoining park. Accessible from street.

For more information, visit: visitcrickhowell.wales

7. The Pavilion


Beaufort Street

Crickhowell Sports Association has graciously agreed to host events at their club pavilion off Beaufort Street.

For more information, visit visitcrickhowell.wales

8. The Festival Marquee

crickhowell castle

Crickhowell Castle

Our Festival Marquee will be set up in the grounds of Crickhowell Castle, fully accessible from entrances on Castle Road and Beaufort Street (A40).

For more information, visit www.breconbeacons.org

9. The Manor Hotel


Brecon Road

The family owned Manor Hotel sits at the foot of Table Mountain with its ancient fortress, from which Crickhowell takes its name.

For more information about food, accommodation and access, visit www.manorhotel.co.uk 

10. The Makers Gallery


Beaufort Street

A crafts gallery, showcasing local makers & artisans, and hosting hands-on workshops throughout the Festival. Located upstairs in Latte-Da on Beaufort Street.

For more information, visit themakerscrickhowell.co.uk

11. Treebeards Bar

High Street

Treebeards Micro Craft Beer and Cordial Bar opened in the community-owned Corn Exchange last year. Treebeards specialise in local craft beers, wines and spirits, as well as unique non-alcoholic fruit cordials and a range of tasty bar snacks.

For more information about food, drinks and access, visit Treebeardsbar on Facebook