Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ye Olde Bull Inn, Llanbedr-y-cennin

According to HistoryPoints this country pub dates from the late 17th century or early 18th. It may have replaced an even earlier hostelry on the site.

The road which climbs past it was used by drovers to take livestock from the mountains to markets further east. The name is thought to relate to the bullocks which hauled carts over the upland tracks. Some were kept at a farm a little further uphill from the pub.

The fields behind the Bull Inn hosted annual sheepdog trials on New Year's Day. Competitors came from as far away as Cumbria and North Yorkshire, until entries grew so large that the competition was restricted, in 1905, to North Wales.

It is a J.W.Lees pub. For current information see its Facebook page.

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  1. Obviously one of the great pubs of Wales of which there are many. I can remember a time when they weren't allowed to open on Sunday. Bad for the economy, all those Monday morning hangovers I suppose. On the Lord's day my dad sometimes went to Flintshire for well-earned drink and a bit of craic.

  2. I hope to be able to visit this place someday soon :)

  3. I would love to go inside that old pub... very cool!!

  4. A lovely old Pub & a beautiful sign. Always nice to read a bit of history relating to the photos Gerald. As Spare Parts & Pics said I too would love to see inside the Pub.

  5. Nice pub and nice art.
    I seriously miss a good English Pub Lunch....