WE ARE NOW FULLY OPEN AGAIN BUT WE ARE STILL OF NECESSITY WORKING AT REDUCED CAPACITY SO BOOKING REMAINS ESSENTIAL FOR FOOD AND ALSO FOR DRINKS AT BUSY TIMES.  IF YOU WANT TO EAT WITH US PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON THE “EAT” PAGE, IF YOU WANT TO COME JUST FOR A DRINK PLEASE GO TO THE “DRINK” PAGE.  IF YOU WANT TO STAY OVERNIGHT PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US OR USE THE ONLINE BOOKING FACILITY ON THE “STAY” PAGE.

WE HAVE GIVEN CAREFUL CONSIDERATION TO THE MEASURES WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE TO PROTECT OUR CUSTOMERS AND STAFF IN THE NEW ENVIRONMENT AND WE KINDLY REQUEST THE CO OPERATION OF ALL CUSTOMERS IN COMPLYING WITH THESE AND ALSO WITH WELSH GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS ON SOCIAL INTERACTION DURING THE PANDEMIC.  NEEDLESS TO SAY, PLEASE DO NOT COME IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19 OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT IN THE PAST 14 DAYS WITH ANYONE WITH SYMPTOMS.  PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES AND PLEASE BEAR WITH US AS WE ALL GET USED TO OUR NEW WAYS OF WORKING, REST ASSURED THAT WE SHALL STILL BE DOING OUR BEST TO ENSURE THAT YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

Welcome to the Harp at Old Radnor

We are amazed and delighted to have been named the Good Pub Guide Country Pub of the Year 2020 ~ our grateful  thanks to every member of our hardworking team, our loyal customers who have supported us over the years and whose feedback was fundamental to the Good Pub Guide’s decision to give us this accolade, our brilliant suppliers, supporters, families and friends who have all contributed in great measure to this unexpected but very welcome success!

The Harp is a lovely old Welsh longhouse inn perched on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Radnor Valley, close to the Powys/Herefordshire border. 

Independently owned and run by Chris and Angela Ireland with, since 2018, the invaluable support of head chef Josh Smith and general manager Katie Marsden, the Harp is a real pub, with ancient slate floors, oak beams, antique settles and a huge open log fire. When we took it over in 2010 our ambition was simply to turn it into the sort of place we would want to visit for good food, good beer, comfortable rooms and friendly service.  Our cosy bar now offers cask-conditioned real ales, local cider and perry, and a wide range of good wines and soft drinks. The menu comprises home-cooked and mainly locally-sourced food and offers simple pub classics like home-cooked ham with free-range eggs and proper chips alongside imaginative modern dishes created by Josh.   Our five comfortable guest bedrooms all have lovely views and modern heating and plumbing.

 

We had no idea when we decided to move here just how much the area has to offer.  It is a great base for a huge range of outdoor activities from fishing to rally driving, but there are plenty of less strenuous things to do as well, such as visiting our historic local churches, including St Stephens which is a few steps from our front door, museums or wonderful gardens. Our Explore page provides more information about the local area and all it has to offer.

Whatever your interest in our area we look forward to welcoming you to the Harp and to helping you enjoy your time in this border country we have grown to love.  Well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar (but we do keep some of the eating areas dog-free) and rooms.  We are delighted to be included in current editions of the Good Pub Guide, CAMRA Good Beer Guide, Michelin Red Guide and Sawday’s Special Places (Great British Pubs and Hotels & Inns) and to have a current TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on the online reviews we have received this year.

Please see our News page for details of special offers, events and information.