Brecon is one of the most overlooked stag destinations. There is nowhere in the UK that offers the type of extreme adventure you'll find in the Beacons. The Brecon Beacons are also the training ground of the S.A.S. so if you like man style adventure and hardcore action Brecon is the real deal. Cliff Jumping, Kayaking and Quad Biking are all worth a mention.
But if you really want to take it to the next level then check out our Bear Grylls Stag Survivors activity.
Best Bars in Brecon
The Starr Inn - A CAMRA award-winning pub where they really do keep a welcome in the hillside. Great food and fine ales just outside Brecon but well worth a trip.
The Boars Head - A great place to sit on the riverside and enjoy the sun. Their summer BBQ’s are the perfect afternoon fayre for hungry stags.
Tipple & Tiffin - Good food, good drinks and good times can be found at this tasty bar and restaurant. A superb spot for discerning stags at the end of a day's adventure.
Aug - Brecon Fringe Festival. Cold beer and hot acts! A great weekend.
Aug - Green Man Festival. Mumford and Sons, Jarvis Cocker and Super Furry Animals have all tuned up for this great gig.
Aug - Brecon Jazz Festival. Yet more music genius in August.
October - Brecon Food Festival. Enjoy a taste of mid Wales.
Where to Head...
Nature - If you're thinking of Brecon as a destination then you are clearly a man of great taste, this isn't your average "beer and babes" stag location. Brecon is all about the great outdoors, man-sized challenges and superb scenery. As a place to give the
condemned man groom a suitable send off, with all his best mates and some serious adventure, Brecon is quite simply superb!
Zulu! - Brecon is the home of the South Wales Borderers, the infamous regiment who fought at Rourke's Drift, encapsulated in the movie ‘Zulu’. While most museums tend to be a bit stuffy this place really is well worth a visit.
A Taste of Brecon
Eats - Zeera. This is a fantastic Indian restaurant. Meat-eaters will particularly enjoy the ‘Chicken Sheron’.
In a destination with such strong military roots it's no surprise to find the Gurkha Corner restaurant. Enjoy the very finest flavours from Nepal.
Drinks - Stag activities in the Brecons are thirsty work, thankfully the Brecon Brewing Co are on hand to help combat this with a range of superb beverages ideal for stag-sized thirsts.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Brecon
Everything for your nights out in Brecon is easily reachable by foot. If you’re heading out during the day we'd recommend hiring bikes, or better yet get downhill with some extreme mountain biking.
Easily the top option for getting the lads to base, with a good selection of main roads feeding in from the motorways. Crews on the M4 can pick up the A449 or A470 from the east, or the A4067 from the west. If you’re heading in on the M5, it’s the M50 and A40 into Brecon. Southern groups need to dig behind and under seats for the £6.40 to wing it across the Severn Toll Bridge, then head into town via the M4 and A470 at Cardiff.
London - 3hrs
Edinburgh - 6hrs 9mins
Birmingham - 1hr 56mins
Manchester - 3hrs 5mins
Newcastle - 5hrs 2mins
Bristol - 1hr 14mins
Exeter - 2hrs 14min
If you've got too many Miss Daisy’s on board and don’t fancy hours of backseat drivers The nearest station is Abergavenny, from there it's a short hop by bus.
"Cwrw os gwelwch yn dda." - A beer please.
"Dau gwrw os gwelwch yn dda." - Two beers please.
"Llawer o gwrw os gwelwch yn dda." - Lots of beers please.
"Lechyd da!" - Cheers!
"Bydd y dyn hwn yn talu am bopeth." - This gentleman will pay for everything.
"Malu cachu." - Talking crap.
"Y Ddraig Goch ddyry gychwyn" - The Red Dragon will show the way.
"Fel rhech mewn pot jam." - Like a fart in a jam jar.
"Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod." - My hovercraft is full of eels
There are four times as many sheep as people in Wales.
It’s time to bring it back to the rugged, wild, manly basics gents!
We’re talking Best Man against mountain, Groom vs gorge and shenanigans with sheep(?!)
No two ways about it, if your weekend calls for days jam packed with heart-pumping adventure in the great outdoors, then you’ve found yourself smack bang in the middle of the action packed valley! Stag weekends were made for white knuckle adventure and if you’re looking for some real adrenaline-fuelled fun with the boys it doesn’t get much wilder, more invigorating or more challenging than a Brecon Beacons stag do!
The SAS train here!
Break it down – why a Brecon stag do?
As striking backdrops go, you’d be hard pushed to find a more formidable line-up than the natural wonders of the Brecon Beacons National Park. So if you’re looking for a destination fit for stags to fight for supremacy, bragging and first round rights then you’ve more than found your man!
520 square miles of untouched park manages to pack in caves, valleys, forests, rivers, a 3000ft mountain and a 90ft waterfall. By our reckoning that’s over 300,000 acres of natural stomping ground for best men to scramble across, climb up, hike over, attack and conquer!
And when it’s time to kick back at the end of the day a Brecon stag do more than holds its own for night-time entertainment.
- Sinking a pint in these parts isn’t only affordable, but brings a massive range of award-winning ales to the table.
- Traditional pubs offer a great range of comedy and live music.
- And when it comes to the land of the rugged Black Mountains only hearty fare will do!
- And with StagWeb’s first rate accommodation choices, you won’t be far from a quality base for bleary-eyed stags to bed down, refuel and recharge.
Brecon Beacons National Park covers 500 square miles.
Action in the valleys?
There aren’t many destinations where you’d (legally) find stags hanging from every available surface in view but then there aren’t many destinations like the Brecons! And when it comes to outdoor activities you really have made a stellar choice (StagWeb salutes you sir!) This neck of the Welsh woods is blessed with some of the best outdoor activities in the country; cliff jumping, coasteering, canyoning, kayaking, gorge walking…. It’s got them all!
The Stag Day Challenge mixes climbing, shooting and the zip wire for some friendly inter-stag competition and if you really want to up your game, step forward and take on StagWeb’s unique Welsh Challenge. Nothing sorts the men from the boys like a round of Leek Lampin’, Duffing Daffyd, Drunk Dragons or those sheep shenanigans...!
How do we get there?
A Brecon Beacon stag do might revel in the harsh terrain and remote settings of the national park, but thanks to top notch air, road and rail links, it shouldn’t be too hard to get the boys to base. Nearby Cardiff Airport is served by regular flights from across the UK, while a solid network of major roads means it’s more than accessible by car, and Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny train stations both offer good access into the Beacons.
And when is a Brecon Beacons stag do best?
Brecon is a stunning location all year round, but throwing yourself from a rock-face in the depths of winter certainly isn’t one for the faint-hearted! The summer months (generally!) bring the higher temperatures and (definitely) bring festival season to the foreground, with the Fringe and Jazz festivals bringing a mix of rock, blues and great food to mid-Wales in August, before the massive award-winning Green Man Fest sets the Black Mountains alight when 1500 acts, 24 hours of non-stop comedy, music, food and drink and some of the biggest names around land in the rugged wilderness for Wales’ largest musical festival.
So a Brecon stag do in a nutshell?
- Striking natural playground
- Action-packed activities
- Quality accommodation
- Traditional pub grub and award-winning ales
You want to make sure you’re getting the very best for both the boys and the budget and at StagWeb anything less than the very best just won’t cut it! Our unrivalled relationships with local hotels, exclusive group rates and ABTA approval means StagWeb are perfectly placed to offer you only the very best for your stag do in the Brecon Beacons. From top hotels, quality activities and VIP access to the coolest clubs in town, we’ve got every angle covered.
But don’t just take our word for it. StagWeb have been sending happy stags off to party for more than 11 years and an incredible 96% of groups say they would book with us again. Check out our reviews to see what some of them had to say.
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