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Mount Pleasant Inn, Hirwaun

Tafarn deuluol, llawn hanes, ger Hirwaun.  Cafodd ei hadnewyddu’n helaeth yn ystod y blynyddoedd diweddar

Mae’n cael ei hadnabod yn lleol fel ‘The Black’ oherwydd y cysylltiad agos a seidins y Black Lion a fu’n rheoli’r glo oedd yn gadael pwll glo Merthyr Vale.

Yn ystod y 1860au cynhaliwyd arwerthiannau anifeiliaid yng Nghastell Coryn a safai nepell o’r Mount Pleasant.  Arferai pobl yfed cyn ac ar ol yr arwerthiannau hyn.

The First and Last, Pembroke Dock

The First and Last in Pembroke Dock stands on the old turnpike road and is the last public house before leaving town.  Formerly known as the Commercial House owing to the increased number of commercial travellers beginning to arrive in town during the 19th century.  It was the last of the Commercial pubs to be renamed and became known as the First and Last in 1991.

Serving real ale and also has guest ales.

Entertainment include live music and quizzes.

Beer garden.

The Ancient Druid, Y Bontfaen

Un o’r cartrefi preifat, hynaf yn Y Bontfaen a llawer yn honni iddo gael ei ddefnyddio fel lloches i bererinion blinedig ar eu ffordd i Dyddewi. Fe’i sefydlwyd fel tafarn yn ystod y 1850au ond fe’i cauwyd erbyn 1920 pan defnyddiodd Wybert Thomas, y perchennog, y lle fel swyddfa i’w gwmni adeiladu. 

Swan Inn, Little Haven

A regular haunt of the Royal Photographer Norman Parkinson who took photos of the locals whilst staying in the village during the 1950s


Lamb and Flag Inn near Cwmfelin

The Lamb and Flag was opened in 1845 and the licensee by 1908 was Mrs Catherine Rees.  Following a tribunal the inn was closed in the 1920s and is now a private house.

It was located some half a mile up the hill between Cwmfelin and Llangynwyd.  At one time the inn was used for the change and refreshment of bearers in funerals who were on their way to the churchyards.  

The King's Arms, Abergavenny

The King’s Arms is said to date to the late 16th century located in Abergavenny which prides itself on being called the ‘gateway to Wales’.  Much of the area where the pub stands has been much redeveloped and the public house is gives an indication of what the town would have looked like in earlier times.

Tradition has it the colourful coat of arms on the outside wall is a commemoration of a visit by Charles II. 

Has its own restaurant and brewery.

The Harp Inn, Old Radnor

The 15th century Welsh longhouse is located close to the Parish Church in rural Radnorshire.  The Harp offers lovely views over the Radnor valley.  Interior of building has hardly changed with polished flagstones, oak ceiling beams and a cross corner inglenook.  A fine settle has pride of place in the bar.

Tradition has it that Charles I stayed the night and complained about the food.

Log fires during the winter months.

Serving real conditioned real ales.

Red Lion, Ruthin

The hangman, Sam Burrows, was staying at the Red Lion Ruthin on the night before the execution of John Connor a highway robber


Thomas Powell, who was to became one of the leaders of the Montgomeryshire Chartists, was the son of a Newtown soldier, Richard Powell, (who had fought in the American War of Independence) died in 1837 at the Grapes Inn, Penygloddfa, Newtown

Ty'n Llan

Curious fact that in Wales many houses called Ty’n Llan were inns which specialised in brewing ale for the Church


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