Fancying a cool refreshing beverage? Or plenty of delicious homemade pub grub? Look no further; here is all you need to know! When it comes to traditional British country pubs Hay has it so so good!


Hay’s town centre

The Blue Boar

The Blue Boar is found in the centre of Hay on the corner of Castle Street. This is a medieval pub and full of character with its wooden beams, dark panels, cosy corners, country chairs and open fire in an Edwardian fireplace. This is the place to be if you’re looking for a chilled out beer with four well-kept ales including a house beer from Hydes, organic bottled cider, and delicious wines by the glass. If you’re feeling hungry why not try out the lunch menu, very traditional and warming pub food for all the family, and don’t hesitate to bring in your dog, everyone’s welcome!


The Three Tuns

Dating back to the early 16th century, the Three Tuns is the oldest surviving pub and house in Hay on Wye and has a Grade II listing. With its charming and its unique characterful interior and welcoming exterior there is no wonder why this pub attracts so many locals, tourists and even the rich and famous as Jools Holland and Huw Edwards have been known to enjoy a beverage or two! The restaurant is up there with the best pub food around with its menu serving up delicious heart-felt food and locally sourced produce. With its relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff get yourself in there for a pint and some super grub!


The Old Black Lion

Just around the corner from the Three Tuns is the Old Black Lion Inn. Privately owned and personally managed this 17th Century Inn is situated close to what was known as the Lion Gate, an original entrance into the medieval walled town of Hay-on-Wye. Like many of the pubs in the area, the Old Black Lion certainly too has a colourful history as it alleged that Oliver Cromwell stayed at the Inn whilst the Roundheads besieged Hay Castle. The food is to die for with talented chefs serving a mouth-watering menu every day, using the finest seasonal and local produce to create new specials on a weekly basis. With live music at the weekend, an extensive yet carefully chosen wine list, craft beer, lager, Herefordshire cider and cask ales you are sure to have a great time!



The Baskerville Arms

Nestled in the village of Clyro, North West of Hay this pub is amongst some of the best unspoilt countryside in the UK: the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and Offa’s Dyke path.  Enter into a comfortable, warm and relaxed accommodation with an open wood burner roaring fire where you can enjoy dishes freshly prepared, whilst drinking real ale. If you’re planning a short trip to the expansive naturally beautiful rural area why not stay in one of the rooms available here, fit for families and couples.




The Boat Inn

Slightly North West of Hay is Whitney-on-Wye meaning White Water, a small village full of character and idyllic countryside as the River Wye runs through the area. Here you will find the Boat Inn. With friendly staff, a variety of beer and great pub cuisine with large portion sizes at a great price makes this pub another not to be missed! Enjoy all of this whilst taking in the wonderful and spectacular views at its sits right next to the river! I would recommend this place if you are a canoeist, a dog walker or even just passing by the area looking for superb food and a cold glass of…



The New Strand and the Tram Inn

Just north of Whitney and south of the centre of Kington you will find the village of Eardisley. The village is part of the ‘Black and white village trail’, having many timber-framed buildings along its high street. Here you will find two public houses, The New Strand and the Tram Inn. The New Strand is the headquarters for the North West Herefordshire Pool League, whilst The New Strand is headquarters to the Hay and District Darts League and the Weobley and District Darts League.  The New Strand is located in the hub of the community in Eardisley, on the ‘Black and White Trail’ of Herefordshire. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a drink or socialise with friends, enjoy some wonderful home cooked and local sourced hearty food or just passing by and new to the area, this family run pub take pride in making this a warm and friendly atmosphere!

Similarly, the Tram Inn located on Church road is a busy and thriving pub with a traditional feel and a friendly efficient service by owners Mark & Kerry. With a beautiful garden, you cannot resist temptation of spending time sipping one of the local ales in the delightful surroundings. Also make sure you try the fantastic local food, this is one of the best pubs for food in the area and their Sunday roast dinner doesn’t get much better! Thoroughly enjoyable!



The Harp Inn

The Harp Inn is another historic and traditional Country Inn that originates from 1720 and is located in Glasbury, just south west of Hay-on-Wye. With a 3-minute walk from the River Wye and 2 miles from the perimeter of Brecon Beacons National Park, the views are just splendid! Enjoy a range of traditional cask ales from Herefordshire and Wales, or why not try one of the various guest ales from further afield on sale all served in a wood-beamed bar. Don’t hesitate to try their Sunday Roast Dinner, but make sure you book first! And if you are looking for somewhere to stay on your visit I would highly recommend The Harp, with warm cosy rooms, amazing views, excellent location and even a complimentary full cooked breakfast provided!