Cerrigllwydion Arms, Llanynys

The Cerrigllwydion Arms stands near the local 13th Church, St. Saeran, in the small village of Llanynys which is  located between Ruthin and Denbigh in Denbighshire.  The pub was originally built by one Edward Edwards, the Attorney of Cerrigllwydion Hall.  It was constructed on wastleland belonging to the Church where once the Parish stable stood.  Permission was granted by the Vicarage to (partially) construct part of Cerrigllwydion in the churchyard rather than obstructing the view of Denbigh Castle from parishioners.  

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

Lleolir y dafarn hon o’r ail ganrif ar bymtheg ym Maerdy, Sir Ddinbych o fewn cyrraedd i Barc Cenedlaethol Eryri.  Mae lle i aros y nos a chynigir bwyd i’r teithiwyr blinedig.

Gweinir cwrw traddodiadol.

Tanau agored yn ystod misoedd y gaeaf.

Croesawir anifeiliaid anwes (rhaid trefnu o flaen llaw)

Britannia Inn, near Llangollen

Honnir i’r Britannia ddyddio i’r pedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg.  Fe’i codwyd gan fynachod o Abaty Valle Crucis oedd gerllaw.  Mae’n rhaid bod rhai darnau wedi dod o’r Abaty eu hun.  Saif y dafarn ar waelod Bwlch yr Oernant â chanddi olygfeydd godidog o Ddyffryn Llangollen.

Sun Inn, Rhewl

Lleolir y Sun Inn yn Rhewl, i’r gorllewin o Langollen.  Hen dafarn goets sydd yn ôl rhai yn dyddio i’r 14ydd ganrif ar ddeg ond y tebygrwydd yw ei bod yn dyddio i’r ail ganrif ar bymtheg.  Arferai porthmyn aros yno ond dim ond y cyfoethog fyddai’n gallu fforddio talu am yr un stafell oedd ar gael.  Byddai’r gweddill yn cysguyn yr adeilad allanol a cadwyd y goets lle mae’r maes parcio presennol.  Roedd tafarndai fel y Sun yn llefydd braf i’r porthmyn oherwydd eu body n cynnig bwyd a lloces iddyn nhw a’u hanifeiliaid.

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

Swan Inn, RhylOne of the oldest public houses in Rhyl and in 1951 had the distinction of being first in the country to obtain a license for the public showing of television programmes. 

During building work in 1929 an ancient well was discovered in the back yard of the Swan Inn.

The landlord of the inn between 1944 to 1958 was one Joseph William Jones who was known locally as Jones the Swan or Joe Swan.


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