Follow in the footsteps of the old workers for a mix of history and stunning scenery.
Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park on the edge of the Black Mountains, The Goose and Cuckoo was built alongside an old track used by workers from Blaenavon and Cwmavon working at nearby lime kilns and charcoal burning sites. It means there is access to a wealth of great places to cycle, walk, horse ride and more!
Conquer the surrounding hills and mountains
There are plenty of places to visit near Abergavenny with countless wonderful walks and routes to the summits of the hills and mountains surrounding the picturesque village of Llanover. As well as the Skirrid, Blorenge and Sugar Loaf there are plenty of foothills, forest trails and walks to explore full of wildlife, history and stunning scenery.
See some of our recommended routes (coming soon)
Navigate your way back to us for a pint after a day on the canal
Goytre Wharf visitor centre on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is down the hill from the pub. It has a nice cafe and boats and cycles available for hire. If you are on a boating holiday and mooring at Goytre Wharf then it’s well worth walking up to us through ancient beech woods, teeming with wildlife, for a well-earned ice cold pint.
A wide range of fishing nearby
If you fancy doing a spot of fishing, then there is plenty of places to reel you in local to us. Just below the pub is the Llanover Estate which has two miles of fishing for brown trout, sewin (sea trout) and salmon at various times of the year.
Join us on the 19th hole after tackling the various local golf courses
If you're in search of things to do near Abergavenny with a sporting flavour then there are plenty of golf courses to challenge golfers of all levels within driving distance of the Goose and Cuckoo. Abergavenny has two fantastic courses alone: Wernddu and the Monmouthshire. If you’re looking for something even more challenging, then the 2010 Ryder Cup course at Celtic Manor Resort is under an hour’s drive away.
Castles, churches and other things to do in South Wales
If you're looking for things to do in Monmouthshire
then there is a wealth of historical sites to discover within a short radius of the Goose and Cuckoo. Aside from the many castles and churches to visit in and around Abergavenny just over the hill from us is Blaenavon, which is a World Heritage site. It is home to Big Pit National Coal Museum, a World Heritage Centre, Ironworks and steam railway.
Get into gear and ride along some of the routes from the 2014 British Road Race
Abergavenny is a hotbed of cycling and hosts a wealth of on and off road cycling options. You can take on the Goose and Cuckoo Hill for a well earned pint at the top! It’s even on a national cycle route from John o Groats to Lands end!