Ystradgynlais & District

History and Heritage

The Abercrave Inn

Known as the Red Lion for all of the 19th century and the first few years of the 20th, the inn has been open since at the least 1840s, and the landlord held the lease from Howel Gwyn, a local major landlord. Still thriving today, the Abercrave Inn has a reputation for good food, and accommodation.

The Abercrave Inn, showing the front and road-facing side, taken in the Autumn of 2018.

The front of the Abercrave Inn, seen from the track road which goes up past it to the left

A view of the road-facing side of the Abercrave Inn

The rear of the Abercrave Inn, from the track road which runs up past it, towards where the Abercrave doctors' surgery is.

This building opposite the Abercrave Inn today houses additional accommodation for guests to the inn

Some of the details about pubs in the Swansea Valley and Coelbren were sourced from 'The Village Pub' by William T. Davies,a detailed history of brewing in the Neath and Swansea valleys and the history and heritage of the local pubs of the area. All proceeds from sale of this book go towards Ystradgynlais Community Hospital. Published by Dinewfr Press, copies of the book can be ordered either by telephoning them on 01269-850576 or emailing the author direct on WilliamTD@yahoo.co.uk.

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Valley Boys in the Great War

We are pleased to present our First World War project as a contribution to the Centenary of WWI It is a document entitled: YSTALYFERA YSTRADGYNLAIS And DISTRICT 1914 -1918..

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