Dining at Tall John's House

Start every day at Tall John’s House with our delicious breakfast, tailored to individual tastes.

Start your day off with a guilt-free and healthy choice of our home-made granola, muesli or piping hot porridge. This could be followed by our fresh fruit salad, perhaps with a sprinkling of nuts or seeds or some refreshing yogurt or let our cook prepare your favourite smoothie.

For those wishing to indulge themselves try our hearty Welsh breakfast of local sausages, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, fried bread and free-range eggs prepared any way you like.

Of course no breakfast would be complete without a choice of cereals, toast and croissants accompanied by honey, our home-made jams and marmalades. And to drink? Enjoy a variety of fruit juices, teas and coffees.

For those guests enjoying Exclusive Use of Tall John’s House our cook is available to provide any further meals on request.

We can help you with lunches, teas, children’s suppers, light 2 course suppers or entertain your guests with a full 3 course dinner with canapés beforehand. Please see below some possible menu choices and approximate prices

Leave it to us!
Leave it to us!

Relax in the knowledge that this is a staffed accommodation and your stay will be hassle-free – no food shopping, cooking or washing up! Our experienced cook will be delighted to work with you to provide a package that suits your party. For meals you would like to eat out, we can give recommendations from the varied and extensive range of eating places within easy driving distance.

Keep it local
Keep it local

We make every effort to use locally-produced and locally-sourced ingredients - whether it be award winning local Welsh cheese or delicious smoked salmon from the local Black Mountains Smokery. We strive to use our own fruit and vegetables grown in our traditional walled garden and thereby encourage our guests to eat as seasonally as possible.

Some of the house favourites:

3 Course Dinners with Canapes (£30 per head)
Main Courses

2 Course Supper (£20 a head)
Main Course

Lunch (£12 a head)
one course followed by fresh fruit and local cheeses

Coffee and tea is offered after each meal.

  • Starter
  • Main
  • Pudding

Dining Features

Some of the features that will help you enjoy your stay

  • locally sourced
  • home grown
  • individually tailored
  • allergies catered for
  • eat in or out
  • hassle-free

Reviews - Exclusive Use of Tall Johns House

  • What a wonderful weekend

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Posted for a stay in May 2018

    Hello. I just wanted to say what a wonderful weekend we had at your house. It is beautiful. Please pass on our thanks to Ken, Liz and Archie who made the stay really special.


  • Surrounding landscape is breathtaking

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Posted for a stay in May 2018

    You are made to feel incredibly welcome in this wonderful house. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking


    On Airbnb

  • A perfect weekend retreat

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left for a stay in April 2018

    Tall Johns House is a beautiful Georgian manor set in a stunning part of Wales. A perfect weekend retreat or location for a lavish party. The staff and owners are fantastic at ensuring you have everything you need to make your stay idilic! I would highly recommend.


    This reviewer came through this website

  • A yoga retreat

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left on Mar 27, 2018 for a stay in Mar 2018

    We stayed as a group of 14 for a weekend of walking and yoga. A wonderfully warm welcome from Liz with home made cookies. The yoga space was a perfect size for us. Ken cooked us excellent meals and provided a packed lunch for both of our walks. We were so pleased to be able to walk directly from the house with different walks on both days with amazing views over the beacons. We were totally blessed with surprisingly wonderful weather but even if the weather had been unkind to have spent more time in front of the fire in such a grand and homely place would have also been great. Thoroughly enjoyed by all of our group and highly recommended.

    Amanda Barber
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

  • Everyone had a fantastic weekend

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Stayed 9th and 10th December 2017

    Everyone had a fantastic weekend and really enjoyed spending time at your lovely house.

    But most of all we were all so impressed with Liz and the others who looked after us.

    Liz didn’t just respond to our requests, she anticipated what we might want and came to us with some great suggestions - she was absolutely brilliant!

    The food was also consistently excellent - and really good value too.

    I have a friend who is looking for a venue for a birthday party for about 20 people next spring and I will definitely recommend Tall John’s and your cottages to him.

    And when we are next in the area we would also love to come back too.

    Chris Heath

    From Owners Direct

  • Brilliant, Elegant, homely, friendly

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left on 08 September, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

    We came for a family celebration of Nina's 80th. birthday, our 3 children, their spouses, & 8 grandchildren aged 5 to 22. The bedrooms were all of generous proportion, en suite, & tastefully furnished. The living rooms accommodated all of the family comfortably, & the open fire added to the ambiance.The snooker table was a big hit with the children. Walking around the grounds was a pleasure, & croquet was available. The house is located near Llangorse lake, & there are many walks without travelling in a car. We were looked after by Archie, Ken & Liz beautifully. Nothing was too much trouble, & every request greeted with a smile. The family on leaving said that this should be an annual event.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

  • Stay for Hen party

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left on 26 September, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last weekend. The bride-to-be had a perfect hen party! Ken and Liz were so thoughtful and accommodating; the food was glorious; Archie looked after us all so well - we were very sad to leave.


  • Perfect for family celebrations

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left on Jul 10, 2017 for a stay in Jul 2017

    We have just spent a wonderful weekend at the very impressive TallJohns House near Brecon. Our family of 14 were there to celebrate a 75th birthday. Our party of 14 ranged in age from 11 to 75 were housed in 9 of the bedrooms at TallJohns – all with their own bathrooms. We were all very well looked after by the staff at the house who were absolutely fabulous. We chose the “catered” option and enjoyed a two-course meal on the Friday night and a three-course meal with canapes on the Saturday with comprehensive full breakfasts on the Saturday and Sunday. Having the catered option meant that we could all relax and just get on with enjoying ourselves. There was no cooking to be done, no organising taxis or “designated drivers” to go out for a meal or trying to find a local restaurant or pub who could seat 14. The most we had to do was make our choices from the menu – which catered very well for all tastes including vegetarians. The house staff comprising Liz, Ken and Archie were superb – they were relaxed and informal – always on hand – and no request was too much and they catered to our every need. This and the wonderful setting and facilities made the whole weekend a very successful celebration with none of the potential stresses these family get-togethers can sometimes have.

    Mike W

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

  • Highly recommended for a memorable party

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left on Jun 30, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017

    We booked Tall John's House for a reunion, and would highly recommend it for anyone seeking a memorable party/get-together. The house itself is stunningly beautiful as is the surrounding area. We had a 4 course, black tie dinner for 18 people in the cosy but traditional dining room. The food was excellent and we were able to order welsh steaks, duck and fish courses in advance that were cooked and served to perfection. Canapés were served with gin and tonics on the croquet lawn. Breakfast was equally sumptuous and much needed after a big party. The possibility of bringing your own drinks ensures you can bring the wines etc. that you really like, and helps enormously to keep the costs of a party down compared to hotel or restaurant prices. The service was very laid back and personable. Archie and Liz were so helpful, remaining in the background but quickly on hand for anything that was needed. The whole service was indeed very personalized and flexible. Liza took all our requirements on board e.g. Coping with changing numbers, splitting doubles into twins and allowing for flexible arrival and departure times. Overall, a wonderful house in a beautiful area with excellent food and personalized service. We just need another party for an excuse to return! Thank you Liza, Archie and Liz for a very memorable evening.

    shaun h

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

  • Stunning House in a perfect picteresque location

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left on May 21, 2017 for a stay in Apr 2017

    The photos of the house do not do it justice, it is even more breath taking in real life. You need to see it to fully experience it. Surrounded by rolling hills, but still you don't feel cut off from society and towns are close. The house is an amazing place to visit and the staff are all so very friendly and welcoming, could not ask for a better weekend

    Dominic P

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

  • Outstanding hospitality in beautiful Brecon

    Tall John's House exclusive use
    Left on Jul 22, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

    The perfect place to stay if you are visiting Brecon. It's a beautiful home in a picturesque location. It's a large property which works well for big groups. All the bedrooms are well presented and clean. There is a fun games room through a secret door complete with billiards table, chess and board games galore. To relax you can cost up with a cuppa in front of the log fire in the sitting room. I would highly recommend booming dinner as part of your stay. The food is delicious, well presented and great value. Tremendously hospitable hosts that made us feel completely at home and looked after.

    London, United Kingdom

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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