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Lion Hotel

Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6TN, United Kingdom


5.0/5 from 1 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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Lion Hotel

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  • Rooms 4.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 5.0

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Lion Hotel Information


The proprietors are local people and have been at The Lion Hotel for over 25 years, but the pub was built in Victorian times. The owners have retained some of the features and decor, giving the building a distinct period feel. Guests staying at The Lion Hotel can feel as though they have stepped back into the late 19th century whilst enjoying all the comforts of modern living. The rooms are warm and cozy and the front bedrooms have fantastic views over the stunning Welsh countryside and the nearby river Ithon. The location of The Lion Hotel makes it a fantastic Mid Wales bed and breakfast accommodation choice. Llanbister is a small, quiet village located in the beautiful Welsh countryside. However, it is also a superb base for those wishing to explore Mid Wales, with beauty spots like the Elan Valley nearby, as well as several fantastic walks, including the famous Glyndwr's Way and Offa's Dyke. The pub is also conveniently located for those visiting the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, which is held annually in Builth Wells. It is also within easy reach of the market towns of Llandrindod Wells, Newtown, Rhayader, Presteigne and Knighton. In addition to comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation amidst stunning landscapes, quests staying at The Lion Hotel are assured a warm Welsh welcome. There are four guest rooms available at the pub, giving it a cozy, intimate atmosphere. There is also a restaurant serving traditional pub food, the majority of which is homemade and locally sourced as far as possible.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Wakeup call
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Designated smoking area
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


Lion Hotel Access Statement At the Lion Hotel we aim to and confidently ensure that all our guests have comfortable facilities, all requests are dealt with efficiently and all guests are made to feel welcomed throughout their stay. The Hotel is an old Victorian building. It has 2 levels; at the entrance to the building there is one step. It is accessible with the ramp provided by the hotel, on request. The dinning room is also on the ground floor it is small but quite spacious. A member of staff can read the menu if required. The entire menu is home made, we can cater for all types of dietary requirements – notice may be required. Outside eating is available in our beer garden; there is access either by 2 steps or a stone slab path. The bar is also on the ground level, there is a step up to the toilets, again a ramp will be provided on request. On the second floor there are 4 en-suite rooms, which are only accessible by the stairs.


Check in: 16:00 till 21:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Cats welcome, Dogs welcome, Pets welcome
Accommodation type: Pub
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  • Train from Llanbister Road Station (5.5 miles)
    Getting to The Lion Hotel, Llanbister By Train - Our nearest Railway station is Llanbister Road, The Heart of Wales line runs through our area of Mid Wales. Llanbister Road is actually a hamlet seperate to Llanbister village and is 5.5 miles away. We are more than happy to collect guests from the station.
  • Road from Llanbister (0.0 miles)
    By Road - The Lion Hotel in Mid Wales is located just off the A483 at the junction for Llanbister Village. The Lion Hotel is situated in the centre of Mid Wales approximately half way between Newtown, Powys and Llandrindod Wells and is ideally suited for exploring the beautiful, unspoilt countryside of Mid Wales. The Lion Hotel is the only Licensed Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant in Llanbister.
  • Bus from Llanbister (0.0 miles)
    By Bus - Traveline Cymru operates a bus service from Cardiff to Newtown Powys which passes through our other nearest town on Llandrindod Wells. The service is the T4 and it passes right next to The Lion Hotel every couple of hours Monday to Sunday

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