BRITANNIA INN, Llangollen

Britannia
The Britannia pictured c1950s

The Britannia Inn, Llangollen.

The Britannia Inn was possibly built as early as the 13th century, although nothing now remains from this period. It could originally have provided extra accommodation for the monks from Valle Crucis Abbey. Brewing ale was a tradition in the monasteries and the water in the falls next to the inn provided an excellent source for this purpose. After the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century the Britannia would have continued to operate as a free house for travellers on the road between Llangollen and the Vale of Clwyd.

The Britannia Inn first appears in written records in the census of 1841 when Robert Crow was the publican. The Inn and the land around, including Ty’n y Pistyll, the house behind the inn, was owned by John Crow – most probably a relation.

The Britannia Inn first appears in written records in the census of 1841 when Robert Crow was the publican. The Inn and the land around, including Ty’n y Pistyll, the house behind the inn, was owned by John Crow – most probably a relation.

The Britannia Inn was possibly built as early as the 13th century, although nothing now remains from this period. It could originally have provided extra accommodation for the monks from Valle Crucis Abbey. Brewing ale was a tradition in the monasteries and the water in the falls next to the inn provided an excellent source for this purpose. After the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century the Britannia would have continued to operate as a free house for travellers on the road between Llangollen and the Vale of Clwyd.

The Britannia Inn first appears in written records in the census of 1841 when Robert Crow was the publican. The Inn and the land around, including Ty’n y Pistyll, the house behind the inn, was owned by John Crow – most probably a relation.

The Britannia Inn first appears in written records in the census of 1841 when Robert Crow was the publican. The Inn and the land around, including Ty’n y Pistyll, the house behind the inn, was owned by John Crow – most probably a relation.

Britannia
The Britannia pictured c1950s

Britannia Inn
Britannia Inn, Llangollen c1960s

Source: Text – Dave Edwards. Colour picture – Martin Love.



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  1. Have really enjoyed reading about Llangollen.Born in Llangollen and remember both the Dorothy Cafe and the Cinema.they closed the cinema and had dances there in the 60’s.Have photograph of Llan in flood 1964. The ROC monitoring Post was also an interesting read although cannot place where it is, but will find out. Thank you for such brilliant posts of Wrexham and the surrounding area.Have you anything on Chirk?

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