Oxford Arms, Presteigne

The Oxford Arms was named after Robert Harley (1661 – 1724), the Earl of Oxford and Mortimer and opened in 1825.  One of the first known landlords was John Roberts who was there in 1830.

At one time it was frequented by footballers who changed and showered before and after matches. 

It closed in the 1960s and became a private house called the Oxford.

Farmers Arms, Presteigne

Farmers Arms, PresteigneThe Farmers Arms dates back to the 17th century and formerly known as the Blue Boar.  The landlord in 1830 was one Hugh Whimbridge who was followed in 1844 by his widow Grace.  During this time it was a popular and lively public house much frequented farmers, pedlars and hawkers.

Duke's Arms, Presteigne

Duke's Arms, PresteigneThe Duke’s Arms in Presteigne is one of the oldest public houses in Radnorshire functioning as an inn as early as the 15th century.  Like several of the town’s inns the Duke had its own malthouse producing malt for their own brewing needs. 

Middleton Arms, Llandrindod Wells

Middleton Arms, Llandrindod WellsThe Middleton Arms in Llandrindod Wells dates back to the 19th century and named after the landowner Edward Middleton Evans who became High Sheriff of Radnorshire in 1849. 

Llanerch Inn, Llandrindod Wells

The Llanerch Inn is located just outside the town centre and opposite the railway station and is one of the oldest buildings in Llandrindod Wells dating back to the 16th century.  The former coaching inn was originally known as Llanerch y Dirion inn as it was situated in a pleasant glade or clearing.

As the population of Llandrindod grew so did Llanerch which became a hotel in the 1840s to take advantage of the town’s growth as a spa town. 

Serving real ale which can be drunk in Llanerch’s fine beer garden.

Radnor Arms, New Radnor

Radnor Arms, New RadnorThe Radnor Arms dates back to 1700 and was later extended with the acquisition of the property next door.  By the 1850s the proprietor was one Thomas Jones.

During the Second World War the Radnor Arms was run by Bill Swain and became popular with British troops stationed at nearby Harpton Court and Downton and with American troops stationed at Kington.

Drovers Arms, Howey

The Drovers Arms, which is now a Thai restaurant, dates back to the late 19th century and stands opposite the Laughing Dog in Howey.  It possesses a 13th century cellar which was badly burnt in a fire in the 1890s. 

The Laughing Dog, Howey

The Laughing Dog, HoweyThe Laughing Dog is located in the small village of Howey just outside Llandrindod Wells and the building dates back to at least the mid 18th century and was then a private house.  The former Bridge End was first licensed in 1872 and comprised a parlour, tap room, kitchen, cellar and three bedrooms.  It also had a stable with four stalls. 

Happy Union Inn, Abbeycwmhir

Happy Union Inn, AbbeycwmhirThe Grade II listed Happy Union of stone and bricks is one of the oldest buildings in Abbeycwmhir, the small village located in the heart of Wales.  It may well have been an old drovers inn on the old route from Kington to Aberystwyth.  Close by stands the Cistercian monastery built in 1143 which is also the burial place for the last native Prince of Wales, Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf.

The New Inn, Llanbadarn Fynydd

Lleolir y New Inn ar yr A483 rhwng  y Drenewydd a Llandrindod.  Mae’n dyddio i’r 17 ganrif a bu unwaith yn dafarn goets.

Bu ar gau am dors flwyddyn on fe’i hail-agorwyd wedi iddi gael ei adnewyddu gan deulu o ffermwyr lleol.

Mae’n boblogaidd â cherddwyr.

Gwelir olion dwylo cyn dafarnwyr ar wal y lolfa.


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