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Brecon

Vegan Food Stall

Brecon Farmers Market
Market Hall
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7AD
Tel: 07968 715205/07414 171719
Website
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Opening Times:
2nd Saturday of the month 10am-2pm
(Locations of trading change constantly so check their website & Facebook site.)

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Number of Vegan dishes:
About 6

Price:
About £3 per dish

Our comments: Highly recommended vegan food stall serving excellent food to take away. The dishes on offer change but examples include: Moorish Moroccan tagine pie, roast pumpkin & red lentil curry pie, drunken mushroom pie, caramelised beetroot & onion pie and rendang curry pie. They usually have a gluten and wheat free option. Vegans who have sampled the food have been highly impressed and obviously it is always good to support a vegan business.

Location:
Brecon town centre.

Updated: 22/08/2015
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Lion Yard
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7BA
Tel: 01874 620036
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Opening Times:
Tue-Fri 4pm-9pm,
Sat noon-9pm

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Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
Vegetarian pizza £7.95-£8.95,
Garlic pizza bread £3

Our comments: The pizza bases and sauce are suitable for vegans. They can also top the pizzas with vegan cheese but you may have to wait for them to get it in. The garlic pizza bread is also vegan. Very nice pizzas too, highly recommended.

Location:
Lion Yard is close to Morrisons in Brecon town centre.

Updated: 25/01/2016
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25 Watton
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7ED
Tel: 01874 622810
Website
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Opening Times:
Food Served
Thu-Tue noon-2.30pm & 7pm-9pm,
Wed noon-2.30pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Main £8.75

Our comments: Inform the staff that you are vegan; the sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry, served with rice, chips or half & half is suitable. They can also provide jacket potatoes, salad etc. On the Sunday lunch menu they serve a vegan shepherds pie made with lentils, chickpeas, sun dried tomatoes and a sweet potato mash. This can be made by request, if ordered in advance, at other service times.

Location:
Brecon town centre.

Updated: 14/06/2017
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Pub/Restaurant

Felin Fach
Brecon
Powys
LD3 0UB
Tel: 01874 620111
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Opening Times:
Food Served
Mon-Sun noon-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm
(weekends 9.30pm)

Number of Vegan dishes:
Full vegan menu with prior notice.

Price:
Starters £7.50+, Mains £13.50+,
3 course lunch £21,
3 course supper £28.50,
Sunday lunch 2 courses £20, 3 courses £24.50

Our comments: Can devise vegan lunch or supper menus but ask that you inform them on booking. The soda bread they normally offer is not vegan but they can provide suitable sourdough bread with olive oil instead of butter. They will substitute olives for the non-suitable amuse bouche.
If you just turn up they can offer a vegan dish but prefer prior notice to provide a balanced, thought out and printed menu of about three choices for each course. The pub is very clued up on veganism and will research if the wines on offer are suitable for vegans. An example of a previous vegan menu offered is:
Starters: Soupe au pistou or garden tomatoes with red onion & rocket Salad, basil oil.
Mains: (served with panache of vegetables) Vialone Nano risotto with pea & mint or potato gnocchi with wild Mushrooms, broad beans, peas & thyme.
Desserts: Griffin fruit salad or a selection of homemade sorbets.

Location:
Felin Fach is just off the A470 to the north of Brecon.

Updated: 07/02/2015
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JD Wetherspoon Pub

1 George Street
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7LD
Tel: 01874 620250
Website
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 9am-midnight

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
7 Breakfast Items, 2 Starters & Sharers,
8 Mains, 3 Sides,
2 Desserts, 1 Children's Meal,
1 Curry Club Main & 3 Sides

Price:
Smashed avocado bagel breakfast £2.55
Starters & Sharers £3.75-£8.34,
Mains £4.29-£8.29,
Sides £1.35-£2.80,
Dessert £4.10,
Curry Club £7.65 (includes drink), Sides £1.25-£1.50

Our comments: They have a specific vegan menu with the following options.
Breakfast: Fresh fruit, bagel (with jam instead of cream cheese), smashed avocado bagel (avocado, tomato, onion, coriander), toast (without butter), choose from the following breakfast side orders, tomato, mushroom, baked beans, hash brown.
Starters & Sharers: Small or large nachos (no cheese or sour cream).
Mains: Jacket potato with side salad & baked beans or Five-bean chilli ( ask for the balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, includes drink), sweet potato, chickpea & spinach curry (served with pilau rice, naan bread, poppadums), Five-bean chilli (rice, tortilla chips), quinoa salad (quinoa, rice, avocado, adzuki beans, grilled red & yellow pepper, red cabbage, chia seeds, kale, balsamic vinaigrette instead of salad dressing) superfood pasta (giant fusilli spirals, nut-free rocket & kale pesto, peppers, cherry tomatoes, butternut squash, soya beans, broccoli, sugar snap peas, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes), smashed avocado bagel with chips or salad (with balsamic vinaigrette instead of salad dressing), naked burrito (salad leaves, Mexican-style rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, salsa, chilli peppers).
Sides: Bowl of chips, side salad (ask for the balsamic vinaigrette), avocado.
Desserts: Fresh fruit, British Bramley apple crumble (without ice cream or custard).
Children’s menu: Five-bean chill.
Curry Club sides (only on Thursday): Large onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, Bombay potatoes.
Soya milk is available for filter coffees and teas.

Location:
On George Street, in Brecon town centre.

Updated: 07/05/2017
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Coffee Shop/Restaurant

10/11 Bethel Square
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7JP
Tel: 01874 625062
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Opening Times:
Mon-Sun for breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea

Number of Vegan dishes:
3+

Price:
Contact them to check.

Our comments: They state on the menus they can cater for vegans; ask the staff what is suitable. The soup is always vegan. There are also jacket potatoes and sandwiches with fillings such as roast vegetables and houmous, salad options and specials like nut roast. Local vegans describe them as "Pretty good, they always tend to have vegan food." Anything they don't have they can easily get, as they are located next to two supermarkets. They stock soya milk and offer a vegan flapjack. Gluten free alternatives are also available.

Location:
Bethel Square in Brecon town centre.

Updated: 26/01/2016
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Health Food Shop

Unit 13 Bethel Square
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7JP
Tel: 01874 610329

Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm,
Sun 10am-4pm

Labelled Vegan Labelled Vegan

Number of Vegan dishes:
up to 9 takeaway options.

Price:
£1.29-£1.59

Our comments: Branches of the Holland & Barrett health food shop chain stock some or the entire labelled vegan Veg.out range in their fridges. The full list of vegan options is: Cornish style vegetable lattice slice, Italiano vegetable lattice slice, jerky Jamaican vegetable lattice slice, jumbo sos roll, no chorizo & mixed bean lattice slice, no duck & hoisin style sauce lattice slice, porkless pie, steakless bake lattice slice and supreme sos roll.

Location:
Bethel Square Shopping Centre.

Updated: 22/04/2017
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Pizza Takeaway

1 Church Lane
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7AS
Tel: 01874 625685
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Opening Times:
Thu-Sun open from 5pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
1+

Price:
Pizza £5.50-£12

Our comments: Many of the pizzas they sell can be suitable for vegans and they offer quite a few. Order a pizza without cheese, along with the suitable toppings desired. The pizza cutter, pizza peel and cutting bench are wiped clean prior to extracting the pizza from the oven and cutting it, so that no animal product can be inadvertently transferred to the pizza. This process and care has helped them build up a large vegetarian customer base, along with a few vegans and has been appreciated by members of religious groups for the same reason. Vegans are welcome to bring in their own choice of vegan cheese to be used on their pizzas, along with any toppings they don’t have. They have available a list of the ingredients of all their food products. Let them know you are vegan prior to preparation of your pizza. They have been aware of the requirements of the vegan diet and catered for vegans for nearly 35 years.

Location:
Church Lane is behind Brecon High Street.

Updated: 28/01/2016
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Tea Rooms/Restaurant

Brecon Cathedral Close
Brecon
Powys
LD3 9DP
Tel: 01874 610610/07970 997904
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Opening Times:
Summer Mon-Sun 9am-5pm,
Winter Mon-Sun 10am-4pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
2+

Price:
£4.50-£4.95

Our comments: The core menu is available daily and vegans can have the houmous, in a sandwich, wrap or on a jacket potato. Providing customers are not looking for instant food they will also make up a vegan pasta bake. Antipasto ingredients are stocked and they are happy for customers to make requests. Pilgrims has a very good knowledge of vegan requirements, take pride in their food and make everything on site, so they can adapt to vegan needs.

Location:
In the immediate vicinity of Brecon Cathedral.

Updated: 31/12/2015
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Chinese Restaurant/Takeaway

1 The Bulwark
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7LB
Tel: 01874 611611

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun 4.30pm-11pm

Number of Vegan dishes:
See below.

Price:
Contact them to check.

Our comments: Vegans who visited here were advised on arrival that they didn’t have any vegan dishes. After a chat with the staff they found they could be very well catered for. With a few tweaks here and there they ended up with a table full of food and they would definitely go again.

Location:
The Bulwark in Brecon town centre.

Updated: 20/11/2016
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Beacons Wholefoods - Health Food Shop
1 Rich Way, The Watton, LD3 7EH

Small health food shop.

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Updated: 23/01/2016
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Coffee#1 - Coffee Shop
3 High Street, LD3 7AG
Tel: 01874 625925
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There is always a labelled vegan cake available, this changes seasonally. The soups, when available are usually suitable and there are salad options, some labelled as vegan. The salads are interesting and substantial. Soya milk is available for drinks. Any of the frappes that are not white chocolate can be made vegan. The hot chocolate is suitable but not the powder they sprinkle on top but if you order a soya milk hot chocolate they don’t normally put it on anyway. The spiced chai is not vegan.

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Updated: 05/04/2017
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Gegin Fach - Coffee Shop
6 Market Arcade, LD3 9DA

Soya milk is stocked for drinks but vegan food options are limited to the likes of beans on jacket potatoes or toast.

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Updated: 14/03/2015
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The Hours - Bookshop Cafe
15 Ship Street, LD3 9AD

The menu states that vegan options are available, please ask. At the time of research they could provide a houmous & roasted vegetable sandwich. Soya milk is stocked for drinks.

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Updated: 23/01/2016
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The Three Horseshoes Inn - Pub
Groesffordd, LD3 7SN

Are able to cater for vegans, if informed on booking. Vegans who have dined here have informed us they produced a delightful three course meal with two days notice.

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Updated: 09/11/2015
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Tipple 'n' Tiffin - Theatre Restaurant
Theatr Brycheiniog, LD3 7EW
Tel: 01874 611866
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Inform the staff you are vegan. The roasted Mediterranean vegetable and chick pea stew main and the homemade hummus side are vegan. They can also prepare a suitable green salad with sun blushed tomatoes. Soya milk is stocked for drinks.

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Updated: 23/01/2016
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AVOID
88 Chinese Takeaway - Chinese Takeaway
22 High Street

Staff here informed our researcher that they do not do anything that is suitable for vegans.

Updated: 14/03/2015
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AVOID
Brecon Fish Bar - Fish & Chips
23 High Street

Vegans are not catered for at this chip shop; the chips are cooked in the same oil as animal products.

Updated: 14/03/2015
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Bridge Cafe - Bistro/Bed & Breakfast
7 Bridge Street

Not really geared up to cater for vegans.

Updated: 08/11/2014
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AVOID
The Castle of Brecon Hotel - Hotel/Restaurant
Castle Square

Vegans who are offended by foie gras should be aware that this hotel and restaurant serves it.

Updated: 08/11/2014
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Coracle Fish Bar - Fish & Chips
1 High Street

Vegans are not catered for at this chip shop; the chips are cooked in the same oil as animal products.

Updated: 14/03/2015
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Sunny Chinese & English - Chinese Takeaway/Chip Shop
7 Castle Street

The staff member spoken to by our researcher, at this takeaway, was not sure if they could provide any vegan food.

Updated: 14/03/2015
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