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Family run B&B and Country Pub in Llanbister, Powys, Mid Wales.


Welcome to The Lion Hotel, a well-established, friendly country pub with bed and breakfast accommodation in Mid Wales.

Janet and Ray Thomas have been proprietors of The Lion Hotel for over 25 years, but the pub has been in the village of Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, for over a century. The couple have retained some of the pub’s traditional Victorian features and décor, giving the building a distinct period feel. Guests staying at The Lion Hotel can feel as though they have stepped back into the late 19th century whilst enjoying all the comforts of modern living. The rooms are warm and cosy with fantastic views over the stunning Welsh countryside and the nearby river Ithon.

The location of The Lion Hotel makes it a fantastic Mid Wales bed and breakfast accommodation choice. Llanbister is a small, quiet village located in the beautiful Welsh countryside. However, it is also a superb base for those wishing to explore Mid Wales, with beauty spots like the Elan Valley nearby, as well as several fantastic walks, including the famous Glyndwr’s Way and Offa’s Dyke. The pub is also conveniently located for those visiting the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, which is held annually in Builth Wells, as well as being within easy reach of the market towns of Llandrindod Wells, Newtown, Rhayader, Presteigne and Knighton. We are also able to offer lessons in Clay Pigeon Shooting at Griffin-Lloyd Shooting Ground and access to a range of countryside pursuits in the local area. (See Activities for further information). 

In addition to comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation amidst stunning landscapes, guests staying at The Lion Hotel are assured a warm welcome. There are four guest rooms available at the pub, giving it a cosy, intimate atmosphere. There is also a restaurant serving traditional pub food, the majority of which is homemade and locally sourced as far as possible.

Janet and Ray love welcoming guests to their hotel and helping them to get the most out of their holiday in Mid Wales.

They look forward to welcoming you into their home.

What our guests have to say about the Lion Hotel...

Great country retreat, fabulous hosts and staff with a great bonus of as good an authentic home cooked curry as you will find - Shane, May 2019

Food was very good and reasonably priced, the breakfast was first class and plenty of it, also a very friendly atmosphere throughout my stay and I will be back - John, May 2019

Stunning location. Great hosts who were genuinely interested in us, brilliant breakfast, loved the little "extras" in the room which really shows that guests have been thought about. For instance, little packs of toothbrush and toothpaste, razor and shaving cream, bottles of water, Welsh cakes, even a draught excluder if needed! Really comfy bed. Loved that they use Welsh produce - e.g. Llaeth y Llan yogurts, Edwards of Conwy meats, Brecon Carreg water. - Alison, May 2019

The friendly welcome we received. Excellent food, very comfortable room, and the location is very good. Great view from our room window. We will happily stay again - Peter, Jan 2019


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