Ystradgynlais & District

History and Heritage

The Rheolau Arms, Abercrave

The Rheolau Arms has been in operation since at least the 1860s, with a possible date of construction of 1850. It remains open today as a pub, and for Sunday meals.

The Rheolau Arms, Abercrave, photographed in December 2018

The forecourt of the Rheolau Arms comprises an old petrol station

It can be seen quite clearly how close the Rheolau Arms is to the main road (the A4067) and only just beyond it the River Tawe.

The porch entrance to the Rheolau Arms, photographed December 2018

The rear of the Rheolau Arms, looking back at it from the Abercrave direction

The Rheolau Arms remains open for business and can be contacted on 01639 730278 or 01639 730947.

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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