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

At the moment you will be greeted and looked after by George and Suzanne, who also take responsibility for any reviews from the last 10 years up until this date, but after 30th June 2015 The Half Moon will be under new management.

As from the 1st July 2015 The Half Moon will be a family run business. Up until August 2005 the Half Moon was run by Tony and Chris Smith, now the running of it will go to Lynda - Tonys daughter and her family.

For more upto date news follow us on twitter @LlanthonyMoon