About Us...

The Swan Inn is a traditional stone built village pub dating back to the thirteenth century.

It has recently been restored and improved by new owners as of 15th June 2017.

This cosy family run freehouse offers home-cooked food, cask ales (The Good Beer Guide) and fine wines. We have a separate restaurant area seating up to 32, open bar area welcoming muddy boots and dogs with an open fire alongside a newly decked area near the babbling brook.

We provide an extensive menu, ranging from ‘Bar Bites’ to a 30oz Mixed Grill, catering for all dietary requirements using locally sourced ingredients and locally based artisans. For every palette and every pocket.

Accommodation available with two double rooms and one twin on a room only or Bed & Breakfast basis ranging from £35 per person.


This thirteenth century building has been a pub for all of 800 years of its existence, and it is as steeped in history as is the village in which it is situated. Close to Llangollen, Pontfadog is one of several small villages along the enchanting Ceiriog Valley which was once described by Lloyd George as ‘a little piece of heaven on earth‘. You need only to step outside the front door to understand the sentiment. The main village of Glyn Ceiriog is just two miles away.

The Swan Inn is directly opposite the River Ceiriog, the fastest running river in Wales. The River Ceiriog runs for approximately 11 miles. The source of the river is near the Ceiriog falls and runs through a number of small enchanting villages, including the main village of Glyn Ceiriog, and terminates where it joins the River Dees across the boarder. You can hear the gentle noise of its flow from the relaxing bed and breakfast accommodation. You can’t help but fall in love with the idyllic nature of the valley, whether you choose to explore the picturesque countryside, fish in the river, enjoy the wide range of local attractions and activities, or simply relax with a pint of real ale or a glass of fine wine, and enjoy the scenery. The Inn benefits from its secluded location, yet its closeness to the facilities of Llangollen which is only three miles away. 

One of the oldest buildings in the valley, The Swan Inn has been refurbished sympathetically towards the original fixtures, fittings and features, many of which are visible throughout the building. With a restaurant boasting a bounty of local produce, fine wines and real ales, and bed and breakfast accommodation giving views over the River Ceiriog, the Swan Inn is a true slice of Wales waiting to be discovered and savoured.

A comforting and relaxing restaurant (seating up to 35) awaits you or you may prefer to enjoy a pie and a pint by the fire or in our snug with comfy sofas, hops hanging from the ceiling and a selection of board games for the young (or young at heart).

We have three individually designed, en-suite rooms with higgledy-piggledy doors and floors, traditional features and brass beds. We offer a traditional full Welsh breakfast or perhaps you’d prefer our speciality: locally smoked salmon and free-range eggs.

We are located in Pontfadog; a small village in North Wales, near Llangollen and along the B4500 from Chirk. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and within a 90 minute drive from all the attractions offered by the whole of North Wales.