Welcoming evenings at the Brit!

Britannia Inn hotel / B&B, Llangollen, North Wales.
UK:   01978 860144  or 07562 140549 
(From Overseas:        ++ 1978 860144     or       ++7562 140549)

Traditional Restaurant, Hotel and Bed & Breakfast (B&B) Accommodation

It's beautiful here! Come out and enjoy the fantastic countryside for some walking, cycling, relaxing, motorcycling and so many outdoor activities. Book your Lunch early!  Menu

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About the Britannia

Our Guest Rooms

Lounge Bars
Dining Room

Christmas at the Brit
Nearby Attractions
& things to do
A little more about us
Access Statement
Contact Details
Find us!
Britannia Inn Supports!
Historic Britannia and the Ghostly Monks!!!
Party Bookings
Reviews on the Web

Hotel Accommodation: 6 En-Suite Guest Rooms.

2 Lounge Bars. Elegant Dining Room. Several Outside Seating Areas with Lovely Views.

Free House situated at the base of the Horseshoe Pass, near Llangollen.

Seasonal Offers Check availability / Online Booking   Standard Tariffs


Summer weekends: 11.30 am until Close
Winter: 11.30 until 3pm&6pm until Close

Meals:Last orders 9.00pm

Breakfast: Normal breakfast from 8.45am until 9.30am
Continental Breakfast in room at other times by prior arrangement - please enquire.

Ann the Proprietor - Britannia Inn Hotel and Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
Ann has been the proprietor of the Brit for a good number of seasons now and as always is looking forward to meeting old and new friends!


Nearby Eglwyseg
Peak on the nearby Eglwyseg Mountains

Eglwyseg mountains under 3 ft of snow!

New year 2009 on the nearby Eglwyseg Mountains


BRITANNIA INN HOTEL, Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen, Denbighshire, North Wales, UK.

High Quality restaurant, Hotel and Bed & Breakfast (B&B) accommodation.

Lunches, Evening Meals and Drinks.

Lovely Views. Many local attractions. Free House.

This product has been rated 3 Star by Visit Wales

Welsh Tourist Board 3 star accommodation.

Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality food, accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


The Britannia Inn, situated at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass, was built in the 14th Century by the Monks of the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey. Having an extensive view of the Vale of Llangollen below, well known throughout the area for it's good food, accommodation and hospitality, the Britannia Inn is a favourite for locals and holiday makers alike, offering high quality Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation and also half board accommodation, in a relaxed country setting.

As well as featuring in food and Hotel guides, the Britannia Inn Hotel has also featured in publications abroad - once favoured in the L.A. Times as the place to stop in North Wales! Another attraction for visitors to the Hotel are our award winning flower displays - the Britannia Inn Hotel is credited with no less than 15 Wales in Bloom awards - the colours change with the seasons and always look spectacular. Accommodation at the Britannia won't disappoint, the quaint "cottage style" guest rooms are friendly and welcoming, and four of the Guest rooms have lovely panoramic views of the valley below.

View down the valley from one of the Hotel's Guest Rooms... 
View down the valley - Britannia Inn Hotel and Bed and Breakfast (B&B)

...and within 15 minutes walk are the Eglwyseg mountains, incredible walking and views, right on on the doorstep!

Incredible heather on the Eglwyseg mountains




Amazing heather on the nearby Eglwyseg Mountains......




In the summer, sit outside at one of the outdoor seating areas and enjoy the lovely views. In the winter, sit indoors with a hot drink, enjoy the sparkling snowy view, and consider a short trip up the nearby mountain. Whether to enjoy tobogganing with the kids or to take in the spectacular views at the top of the Horseshoe pass, its a lovely place to visit. Alternatively, wander down the mountain and explore picturesque Llangollen Town, centred around it's bridge crossing over the Dee River. Or just go off on an exciting adventure on one of the many local tourist activities - there is so much to do from your base at the Britannia inn, you will be absolutely spoilt for choice. And even if the weather is poor, you can relax in your guest room with a good book, or your Television, and just feel your blood pressure reducing by the minute - whilst eagerly looking forward to your next tasty meal down in the elegant dining room or the comfortable Lounge Bar. Or simply sit in front of the open fire in the lounge bar with a book or newspaper - it's entirely up to you!

General Photo Gallery

Morning Advertiser Regional Winner - Best Cellar in Wales.





The Britannia Inn maintains high standards, awarded "Best Cellar in Wales", selected from hundreds of pubs in Wales

Andrew accepts the award for "Best Cellar in Wales" at the Park Lane Hilton in London







Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


Guest Room Five... Guest Room 5 - Britannia Inn Hotel and Bed and Breakfast (B&B)

The Britannia Inn Hotel Llangollen offers a range of high quality accommodation. Each of the Britannia Inn's six en-suite bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished to a high standard. All our rooms are decorated in a cottage style and each room boasts a double "half tester" bed. The family suite also holds a double sofa bed . All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and basic satellite television.  The rooms at the front of the Inn also have lovely views down the valley.

The rooms have a range of bathroom options, some offering a shower, some a bath, and some offering both shower and bath.

Relaxing in the Suite on a rainy afternoon...
The Suite - Britannia Inn Hotel and Bed and Breakfast (B&B)



Click on the link below to see pictures and information about the Britannia Inn Hotel accommodation, our Guest Rooms and Suite.

Guest Room Photo Gallery

Hopefully the guest room photo gallery has given you a flavour of the accommodation we have at the Britannia - if you fancy one of the rooms in particular, be sure to request it when you book. But be careful as not all rooms have both shower AND bath - check first and make sure you specify whether you prefer a bath or shower.

Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


Fine foods, wines and real ale can be enjoyed in both our lounges, and the Britannia Inn's menu offers a wide and varied selection of home cooked foods. Fresh local produce and attention to detail have made the Britannia Inn the first choice for both locals and hungry travellers.  With our new style regularly updated menu and specials, we guarantee you a pleasurable dining experience, whether it be in the comfortable surroundings of our two lounges or, weather permitting, outside on our garden terrace. 

We are a non smoking establishment.

View of Bar area in one of the Britannia's lounge bars...
One of the Brit's Lounge Bars...


Both our comfortable lounge bars offer fine wines and good beers. Theakston's Best and Theakston's Old Peculiar are a popular choice with our guests. We also offer wines from throughout the world, and a variety of bottled beers.




We cater for parties and private dinners, and we pay particular attention for for that "special occasion". Our good food and excellent service will make that special day even more memorable.

View of fireplace in the Lounge Bar...One of the Brit's Lounge Bars...





One of Llangollen's longest established family run hotels, the Britannia Inn Hotel offers the personal touch and friendliness that make it a firm favourite with our guests who return year after year.




Fireplace in the Brit lounge bar...








In the winter the fireplace is a lovely area to relax...


The Brit Bar, Theakstone XB...The Btit Bar - Theakstone Old POeculiara pint pot full of John Smith's bitterScrumpy Jack DrinksA decent Wine Selection... Fosters Tap 1664...Heineken by the bottle...

Some of or range of drinks...  Theakstone, John Smith's Guinness, Kronenbourg, Fosters, Heineken

Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


The Dining Room seats twenty six and is open for bookings every evening and weekends.

View of a few tables in the Dining Room... Dining in Style at the Brit...



Click on the link below to view  our latest menus




If you wish a step up from the smart lounge bars, or have a special occasion or party in mind, you may wish to consider our elegant dining room. Please call if in advance you wish to book a table or tables in the Dining Room.

Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen - Dining Room.

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The Brit Dining Roommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...





You can be sure that you will be well looked after and more often than not Ann, the Proprietor, will personally check up and have a word to make certain you are being looked after in top style!



Christmas at the Britannia Inn... CHRISTMAS AT THE BRIT

You can be sure of a warm welcome at the Brit during the festive period. Have a look at our Christmas menu - we do this menu every Sunday Lunchtime from the end of November, and for parties (12 or more), we will do it any time - just call and make a booking!

Christmas Menu 2014

Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


Llangollen is one of the few towns in Britain to offer 3 modes of transport in and out of the town. Firstly by road, secondly by steam railway, and thirdly by canal. Llangollen steam railway is open all year around and is very popular, particularly "Thomas the Tank Engine and friends".

Local Railway...



There are so many historical sites of interest and tourist attractions nearby it would be impossible to mention them all. The many historic buildings in the area includeChirk Castle, Valle Crucis Abbey (only 10 minutes walk from the Britannia Inn), Errdig Hall and Plas Newydd - to name but a few. The Inn is also in an ideal position for those wishing to explore further into Wales, being only 35 minutes from the Coastal towns of Colwyn Bay and Conway, and 40 minutes from the Snowdonia Mountain range and Llandudno. Horseshoe Pass is on the Inn's doorstep, picturesque Llangollen Town only a few minutes drive away, and the River Dee, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, and the historic walled city of Chester are all within easy striking distance.




Nearby activities:

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod - Royal International Pavilion - just down the road from the Brit.

Valle Crucis Abbeyis just along the road from the Brit...


At the right time of year, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is a must. But book early as accommodation is scarce during the Eisteddfod!

Events occur all year round at the Arena.



Valle Crucis Abbey is nearby, within easy walking distance...


Castle Dinas Bran near the Brit



And Castle Dinas Bran, also steeped in history,
is straight up a nearby hill - well, not straight really,
unless you are incredibly fit!





For those wishing to travel a little further afield, Caernarfon castle - probably the most famous of all castles and the place of Prince Charles investiture - is just over an hour away.

We are also close to many centres for shopping, such as Wrexham, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and the historic walled city of Chester. Whatever you decide to do you can enjoy your day out safe in the knowledge that a warm and friendly greeting awaits you when you return to the Britannia Inn.


Llangollen Canal:

A canal boating holiday - canal boats are known as "Narrowboats" - is a great way to explore the inland waterways of the UK. One of the highlights of the Llangollen Canal is the Froncysilite Aqueduct - but beware if you are nervous of heights!

Nearby Froncysilite Aqueduct....Aqueduct is incredible... It's scary just watching the canal boats cross!




A nerve tingling single lane crossing of the aqueduct!






It's scary even for walkers, who cross on the path next to the rail.
But what about the narrow boat driver - can you see why he has chosen to stand on port (left) side of the boat!!!


Horseshoe Falls on the River Dee is the Source of the Llangollen Canal. Originally designed and constructed in 1808 by civil engineer Thomas Telford, the distinctive weir creates a pool of water that feeds into the Llangollen Canal and was . Only shallow draft boats can navigate up to the Horseshoe Falls so you may need to walk up, or take a trip on one of the shallow draft horse drawn day boats.

The Britannia Inn is about a mile from the nearest point on the canal, up the valley from the Horseshoe Falls - about two miles from the Llangollen Wharf in town.

Area map including the Horseshoe Falls

It's a really lovely walking area and the warm welcome and top notch meal you will find awaiting you at the Britannia Inn will make you really pleased you made the trip. Walk up the valley and stop in the Brit for a drink and a good lunch, or come up for a great evening meal - note you will be best with a taxi if it's after dark - the walk up the road is not recommended in the dark as there is no sidewalk... and you might not find your way back over the mountain easily - particularly after a few pints!


Walks near the Britannia Inn Hotel:

Nearby Eglwyseg Mountains and Offa's Dyke


We have compiled a list of walks in the area including information onall the local historical sites and beauty spots on the way. Walks range from a short 1 mile hike to full day walks. A list of all the most popular walks are available at reception upon your arrival. A number of the walks start (or finish) at the Britannia Inn, so you have no need to drive anywhere to begin!



Nearby Eglwyseg mountains and Offa's Dyke




Other nearby activities:

Radio Control Model Plane flying, Fishing and Golf are also popular local interests and some can be enjoyed by our visitors.

More challenging activities:

Gliding, Hang Gliding,Para-ascending, Go-Karting, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking and more are all available within the local area, most are only a short drive from the Britannia Inn.


White Water Rafting 

Whaitewateractive adventures


For the adventurous, Llangollen based White Water Active provides exciting activities including White Water Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Climbing and Abseiling, Quad Biking, Laser Clay shooting, Archery and Paint Balling.






Local events worth a visit: 

Llangollen annual Balloon Festival and the Llangollen Motorcycle show are very popular...

Stunning and calming...

Would you try this?!?!





Are these guys crazy?!

I hope there is somewhere SOFT to land!!!






One of the Halls in the Motorcycle Show...

Inside the Royal Pavilion...


Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


View of the front of the Britannia from one of the the outdoor seating areas...
Flower View - Britannia Inn Hotel and Bed and Breakfast (B&B)

Ann, the Proprietor, and the friendly and courteous staff at the Britannia will make you most welcome no matter how long or short your stay. All Guests receive a key to the private entrance so that you can come and go as you please. The Inn is a lovely place to "Get Away from it All", a place to relax and enjoya warm and friendly environment.

Stay at the Inn with the Flowers!

General Photo Gallery

Guest Room Photo Gallery

Britannia Inn Supports...
Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


The Britannia Inn Llangollen is proud to support the following local institutions:

The Llangollen under twelve football team 2007

As well as other local sponsorships, the Britannia Inn is proud to be sponsoring the one of the local football teams - Perhaps one day some of these kids will play for their country!

Britannia Inn supports the local football team...




The Llangollen under 12s team and coaches, with Tony and Ann (owners of the Brit) centre back.


The Team and Coaches...











SPOT THE TWO "OVER TWELVES"... but don't phone the Brit with the answer!!
Ann and Tony the hosts, with a few of the kids.

Ann and Tony with some of the kids...

The Team kit is VERY smart!

...and the Wales Air Ambulance

Britannia Inn History... and the Ghostly Monks!
Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


Inside the Valle Crucis Abbey


The Britannia Inn Llangollen is steeped in Centuries of history and has close links with the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey. It is thought that originally the Britannia Inn was one cottage built specifically for the monks, using some materials that could have been from the Abbey itself - have a look at the wooden beam over the fireplace!




The Monks are said to still inhabit the Brit... some people are certain they have caught glimpses of monk-like shadows in several of the main public rooms, and others swear they have actually seen them!! Several sťances have been held at the Brit - with startling results!

A few of our haunted activities have generated interest in the local press.  The article below is from The Leader newspaper, written by The North Wales Paranormal Group...

We Found Spirits of the Monks in a haunted pub

Photo Galleries
Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen: High Quality accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B)


Outdoor Seating Area...

Front Island view - Britannia Inn Hotel and Bed and Breakfast (B&B)

Click below for a compilation of photos of the Britannia Inn Hotel, Llangollen, and surrounding countryside...

General Photo Gallery

Click below for a compilation of photos of the Britannia Inn Hotel guest rooms...

Guest Room Photo Gallery

....and coming soon....

Historic Britannia



We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
If you require any further information please don't hesitate to telephone, or e-mail us with your query.
Misty Morning...

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Based at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass, the Britannia Inn offers Bed and Breakfast (B&B) or Half Board (Special Offers) in a relaxed, country hotel atmosphere, in the wonderful surroundings of the Dee River valley. This website provides a taste of what you can expect when you come to stay, and you will not be disappointed when you arrive. This family owned hotel places emphasis on quality for money, cleanliness, and customer satisfaction. You will be welcomed by friendly, courteous, professional staff and made comfortable for either a short Bed and Breakfast (B&B) stay, or a longer hotel style stay if you are here to explore the surrounding area. Special offers and discounts are available as advertised on this web site.

Porche Club visit...





The Staff Car Park.... (they wish!)













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