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&Bwe would be happy to meet you.


News 15th November 2015

Hi everyone as promised here is our special offers on B&B; from now until March if you book for two nights you get the second night half price or book for three nights and get the third night free, this includes weekends,school holidays and bank holidays up until the beginning of Easter. If you want to book please call us on 01873 890611 or email Hope to see you all soon, all the best Lynda & Steve

Please see bookings page for prices

News 26th August 2015

We are open for Accommodation,  Drinks, and Food.

There are still some refurbishments still under way but on the whole these are not really noticeable or too intrusive.  Extras will be added for a long time yet ,all designed to add to  people's comfort and enjoyment .

The feedback from people has been fantastic. The taste and quality of our beers has reached CAMRA already, so we are thrilled about that especially as we have only been here for 57 days as at the above date.

 Unfortunately our en-suite plans have been delayed due to logistical problems but they have been worked through and starting work  is now imminent.

People have loved our super comfy beds and some reported the best nights sleep they have had for a while.

The kitchen is looking fantastic with the super clean hygienic plastic and stainless steel wall cladding and new kitchen equipment.

I am well aware that not everyone is not a Facebook fan, but it is a good way of quickly updating details and news. Please do not be afraid to click on the link below.  It will take you directly to our facebook page. On there you can also see some of our customers reviews. 


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