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The Inn

The Rhydspence Inn has been welcoming guests for over 600 years. The inn you see now was built in the 1580s, with a new wing added about 50 years ago.

The Inn is situated in Herefordshire – but the stream running along the edge of the garden marks the border with Wales. The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye is just 4 miles away and we enjoy magnificent views. There are a number of great walks from the pub and there is a canoe centre close by.


We will offer you a warm welcome and provide a friendly environment in which you can relax and explore.

The Rhydspence Inn has 7 guest rooms, each with its own style – from a four-poster bed in the original 16th century hall, a stone-walled suite to our largest room with panoramic views on three sides, overlooking the Wye Valley.

There is ample parking.

Meet the Team



Originally from Cirencester in the Cotswolds, Craig has gained experience from various sectors of the hospitality industry. He ran a noted cocktail bar in his home town before moving to London, where he was the Operations Manager for a successful chain of independent coffee shops.

You will normally find Craig behind the bar ready to recommend an interesting new wine or serve up a fabulous coffee - whenever you want it.



Brought up in London and North Yorkshire, Freddy has always loved the countryside and historic buildings, so The Rhydspence Inn was an obvious choice. Heading our kitchen, Freddy is dedicated to producing delicious, local, fresh food. By working closely with our suppliers, he is able to source products that are both seasonal and of the highest quality. 

Out of the kitchen you might find Freddy walking the dog, clay pigeon shooting or having a beer and a chat with customers.

The Rhydspence Inn

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