Magnificent pub in beautiful Welsh surroundings

About The Red Lion

The first mention of The Red Lion was in 1188, when a travelling monk Geraldus Cambrennis, or Gerald of Wales, whilst recruiting for King Richard The Lion Heart’s crusades, travelled to Llanafan to pay respect to St Afan’s remains. Whilst at Llanafan he recorded he stayed at the Inn here in the village. The Red Lion was originally a single story building with the current building dating back to 1472, but the timbers which  are clearly visible in the bar date back much further than that. The upstairs was added in the 17th century and the stone walls would also have been a later addition as the original walls would have been mud and plaster. The pub is unique as it has remained unmodernised mainly because it had been in the same family for 350 years. They ran and still do run the surrounding farm. The farm being the main business and so the majority of the building was part ot the working farm with just an open cellar and small snug area given over to the pub.

Do you want a delicious meal in stunning Welsh surroundings?

Are you looking for a beautiful cottage to use on your trip to the Welsh west coast? Or do you just want somewhere to have a relaxed drink after a busy day?

Well, The Red Lion can cater for any of your needs. You can wind down in our atmospheric bar and share a tale or two with the locals. If you fancy a bite to eat too, we have a fantastic menu for you to choose from, using only the finest ingredients and fresh produce to ensure you thoroughly enjoy it. You can take a look at our menu here.

If you are looking for an idyllic location for you to spend a few days away from day to day life, then why not unwind in our relaxing and comfortable cottage. Situated next to our historic pub, you have unrivalled views of endless Welsh countryside and there are numerous attractions within the area for you to enjoy.

If you are interested in booking our cottage , please get in touch and we will be able to assist you and give you a full list of features.

  • You will be very close to some of the finest golf courses in the country, why not take a visit?
  • Take in all the sights at The Royal Welsh.
  • Why not take a visit to Elan Valley and take in all the beautiful scenery and surroundings
  • If you love hiking or climbing, then the Brecon Beacons are the place for you
Front view of The Red Lion Pub in Llanafan
Painting of The Red Lion Pub in Llanafan
Is it a loved one's birthday? Why not join us for a meal at The Red Lion? To book a table, call us today on 
01597 860 204
We don't allow dogs inside the pub
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