Sir Ddinbych

Cerrigllwydion Arms, Llanynys

Saif y Cerrigllwydion Arms ger Eglwys Sant Saeran a godwyd yn y 13eg ganrif.  Mae ym mhentref fechan Llanynys, rhwng Rhuthyn a Dinbych, Sir Ddinbych.  Adeiladwyd y dafarn wreiddiol gan Edward Edwards, Twrne Neuadd Cerrigllwydion.  Fe'i codwyd ar wastatir a berthynai i'r Eglwys a lle a safai' stabal un tro.  Rhoddodd y Ficer ganiatad i adeiladau darn o'r dafarn yn iard yr Eglwys (y fynwent) yn hytrach na chuddio golygfa Castell Dinbych rhag y plwyfolion.

Griffin Inn, Llanbedr

The listed Griffin Inn dates back to the 19th century and at one time was part of the Llanbedr Hall estate and located in Llanbedr in the picturesque vale of Clwyd.  A haven to ramblers after long walks!  The inn offers a lovely fire during the winter months and breathtaking views of the Clwyd valley from its beer garden during the summer months. 

Interior include public bar, a snug, known also as tap room to locals, lounge and dining room for hungry diners.

Real ale establishment.

Free Wi-Fi

Dog friendly.

Golden Lion, Llangynhafal

The 18th century Golden Lion free house is located in the Clwydian hills between Ruthin and Denbigh and lies less than half a mile from the Offa’s Dyke path and therefore a prime location for walkers. 

The Golden Lion is the only inn in Wales to serve Joseph Holt cask mild and bitter and also serves a wide selection of wines and malt whisky from all over the world. 

The inn offers a roaring fire during the winter months and a lovely beer garden in the summer which offers splendid views of the vale of Clwyd.

The Goat Inn, Maerdy

The 17th century Goat Inn is located in Maerdy, Denbighshire and within easy reach of Snowdonia offering accommodation and food for the weary traveller.

Serving real ale.

Open fires during the winter months.

Pets welcome by arrangement.

Britannia Inn, near Llangollen

Britannia Inn located at the bottom of the Horseshoe PassIt is said the Britannia Inn dates back to the 14th century it was once a one cottage style building specifically built by the monks of the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey and parts of which surely came from the Abbey itself.  The inn is conveniently located at the base of the Horse Shoe pass with panoramic views of the Vale of Llangollen.

Sun Inn, Rhewl

The Sun Inn is located in Rhewl which lies west of Llangollen and is an old coaching inn, reputedly dating back to the 14th century but more probably of 17th century date.    Drovers drank at the inn and only the wealthy passengers were able to stay in the one available room.  The coachmen and others slept in the outhouse and the coach kept where the car park is today.  Inns like the Sun were a welcome site for the drovers as they offered food and shelter for themselves and secure pens for the animals.

The Blue Lion Inn, Cwm, Dyserth

Located in the Vale of Clwyd the Blue Lion lies in a prime location to view Snowdonia and the Irish Sea.  The inn dates back to the 17th century and originally built to accommodate the monks of the nearby church.  Legend has it, the walls surrounding the snug houses the tombs of former monks. 

The Blue Lion is one of the oldest free houses in Wales and steeped in history and it is generally believed that an underground tunnel leads to the local churchyard. 

The Sun Inn, Rhewl

The two hundred year old whitewashed stone Sun Inn is located in the Dee valley and formerly a drovers watering hole.  Before 1940 the inn had steps outside for riders to mount their horses.  But these were later demolished by the Council.

The interior consists of two large inglenooks and the remains of an oven recess can be seen in the oak lintel.  Various local prints can be seen on the walls. 

Serving real ale.

White Lion Hotel, Rhyl

The White Lion was located on the high street.  Site of the old inn is now occupied by the bus station.

Swan Inn, Rhyl

Un o’r tafarnau hynaf yn Y Rhyl ac ym 1951 hi oedd y dafarn gyntaf yn yr holl wlad i godi trwydded i ddangos rhaglenni teledu un gyhoeddus. Ym 1929, tra’n adeiladu, darganfuwyd ffynnon yn y buarth gefn.

Rhwng 1944 ac 1958 enw’r tafarnwr oedd Joseph William Jones oedd yn cael ei alw’n Jones the Swan neu Joe Swan.


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