Wednesday 3 October 2007

Talybont - Black Lion/Y Llew Du

Black Lion Hotel/Y Llew Du

Talybont, Dyfed, SY24 5ER.Tel: 01970 832555 E-mail: [gmap]
Ceredigion CC historical pub info page
Old pic of Black Lion on Ceredigion CC's website

Last APG visit:

+++UPDATE April 2012+++
"under new ownership, and has been refurbished"- so take the comments below in the context of 2008! Will try and get back there soon...from the latest comment it sounds like the ale situation is looking up!

Two pubs are to be found in Talybont - next door to each other! First up (alphabetically, in both English and Welsh) is the Black Lion which boasts lovely views over the village green and is a fine old building on the outside. The inside isn't - it's a bit weird; the main bar is plain, spartan and open plan, whereas the small lounge behind it is really nicely done and quite modern, whilst there's a room to the right of the bar that looks like it hasn't seen any paint since the 1950's.

Two ales are available - Hancocks HB and Bass Red Triangle. The Bass was OK but nothing special. The pub seems aimed at a younger(ish) clientèle than the White Lion next door. Food is available at lunchtimes and after 5pm. Darts available, as is a fish tank in the lounge. The quiz machine is willing to pay so get down there with a few mates and rack up some cash - we took £20 away. There's lots of Welsh Rugby Union paraphernalia around the walls and a nice outside seating area to be found. Not a bad place but could be a little better, for my money.


Anonymous said...

The Black Lion Hotel, Tal-y-bont is under new ownership, and has been refurbished. New contact details are as follows:
Tel: 01970 832555

Anonymous said...

New management have introduced a great range of Welsh beers from brewers such as Purple Moose(Porthmadog). Latest beers from Ironbridge Brewery(Telford). Excellent wine list too.