From the name, you might be expecting a typical hotel but this is more like someone's home where you can stay (like a B&B) but with the bonus of a licensed bar and restaurant in the evening. When you see it that way (as Rob is happy to explain) and don't expect service all hours etc, it's very good! Rob is not a conventional host but we found him a nice guy; he had band practice that evening in the bar so we had live music too (but it didn't disturb us in our room). Check in is from 4, dinner 6.30-8 and breakfast at 8. Room 1 was comfy and a good size and had fine views of the Breidden Hills. There was a tray / newspapers for our wet walking boots, flannels / face towels provided and even nice waffle bathrobes. It's an old listed building and there are a few quirks (I didn't discover how to get hot water in the washbasin but am sure it was possible if I'd just asked) but we found it well maintained. Dinner was superb; home-cooked food (chicken and ham pie, cherry and custard torte), delivered quickly and with a smile, really tasty and so well presented (couldn't think of any way it could have been bettered). Breakfast was equally good. The Golden Lion is right on Offa's Dyke footpath, on the main street (now quiet due to the bypass) and a short walk from the lovely Montgomery canal. It's also not far from the bus stop for Shrewsbury or Oswestry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Lion Hotel: GRADE 2 LISTED 18th century coaching inn, with many period features. Modern features include free WI-FI and BRAND NEW CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM INSTALLED MARCH 2013.The family run hotel, in a quiet countryside location away from the main roads, is situated on the Offa's Dyke path and is the ideal base to explore The Marches and surrounding Welsh hills. Weddings / Parties / Corporate Bookings catered for. 2 Car Parks. Vegetarian, Vegan and Celiac dishes prepared (please book in advance). THINGS TO DO: The immediate area is rich in activities: Walking, Cycling, Fishing, Climbing, Exploring, Caving, Touring by car, Geology / Fossil Hunting. Circular Canal Walk behind the Hotel: ½ hour walk; regular wildlife includes herons, swan families, rabbits, otters, buzzards, peregrine falcons, etc. Vyrnwy Aqueduct, 20 minutes walk away Canal locks and lock-keeper’s cottage, ¾ hour walk. The magnificent River Vyrnwy runs alongside the canal; Fly fishing on the River Severn – salmon, trout, grayling. Rich industrial heritage; Rare intact Victorian Lime Kiln and chimney nearby; Meadow walks. Rodney’s Pillar: two-hour energetic walk / climb, 5 minutes drive away from the Hotel. Beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and its many waterfalls: ½ hour drive away. The famous race track, Loton Park Hill Climb is nearby; Bulldog International Rally of North Wales: Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championships. Several good golf courses, clay shooting, horse riding. After a long day out relax with our live music evenings (Rob Cook Williams - Musician / Owner of Hotel. Great food prepared by top local chef Karen Williams.We are a Real Ale bar, and where possible we stock local beers alongside the regular ales. We also stock a good range of spirits and whiskies including the very popular Welsh Penderyn single malt and Brecon Gin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Golden Lion Hotel Llandysilio, Powys