The half moon

About us

The Half Moon, Llanthony sits nestled in the heart of the Black Mountains, Wales. The Half Moon is a traditional Welsh Inn, which was originally built as two workmans cottages in the 1700’s, with a natural flagstone floor, a roaring log fire on cold days and cosy seating areas, serving locally sourced food and wonderful ales. B&B is also available and pets are welcomed.

Llanthony is the ideal place to enjoy peace, quiet and tranquillity, go for some gentle walking, do some more serious hiking, mountain biking, horse riding or take a road cycle through the winding and undulating country lanes up to Hay Bluff and the world famous town of books, Hay-on-Wye.

Take a trip to Grwyne Fawr reservoir on foot, by mountain bike or on horse back. The reservoir is located just over the hill in the valley of the Grwyne Fawr which was the site of the murder in 1136 of the Norman Marcher lord Richard de Clare, 1st Earl of Hertford, by the Welsh under Iorwerth ab Owain and his brother Morgan, grandsons of Caradog ap Gruffydd. This resulted in a period of conflict between the Welsh and English in South Wales

When the Grwyne Fawr reservoir was being built the Half Moon Inn was the ‘local’ for the workers (‘Navvies’) - (stone and steam in the black mountains by David Tipper)

At The Half Moon we will offer you a warm and friendly welcome and a place to stop on your travels; whether you are in need of liquid refreshments, nourishment from our selection of traditional pub grub or somewhere to rest your head in our B&B we would be happy to meet you.


NEWS 26th July 2015

Lynda and Steve are in now and and making such a difference!  Everything has been cleaned and polished  and cleaned again to the highest of standards.  Paint work has been painted in pleasing fresh colours.

The bar is fully open and thanks to their expertise they are serving the most excellent beers  on tap which have satisfied our most critical of customers. The lagers and cider on tap have also met with approval.  For those of you who are in a rush we have bottles to take away.

Please bear in mind that we are still doing refurbishments, so at the moment certain areas are not  yet looking there best.

Over 6/11 of our bedrooms are now fully completed and furnished with super comfortable beds and top quality bedding.  As time goes by little extras will be added to make them even better.

The kitchen 'walls' are on order and eagerly awaited, then comes the installation of shiny new equipment before we announce 'FOOD'!

We are working all out and it wont be long now!


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