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The Lion Royal Hotel in Rhayader


Located centrally in Rhayader & run by the Collard family since 1947, a warm welcome is always guaranteed at the Lion Royal.

The hotel has sixteen well-appointed rooms, all of which enjoy generous en-suite bathrooms with both shower and bath. There is a choice of twin-bedded, double & family rooms and we do not charge extra for under-occupancy. Guests are welcome to access the hotel’s wi-fi internet free of charge. Well behaved dogs are welcome at the Lion too.

We cater for all pastimes and interests, in large parties if required, and with ample parking, a large covered garage in the courtyard of the Hotel, we can assure you of the security of all your vehicles, two or four wheeled. Come and relax... far from the madding crowd.

On those days when you have done all the things you want to and time is on your hands, you can relax in the lounge-bar with a roaring log fire and watch the world go by.

Pony Trekking

Situated in the beautiful "Lakeland of Wales" we ride from our farm at about 10:30am, taking a different route each day in the hills, valleys & woodlands surrounding the rivers Elan & Wye, rarely using any metalled road.

If you wish to bring your own horse or horses, we have stabling for up to 6 with a ¾ acre paddock at the back of the hotel & a secure courtyard.

We cater for all ages & levels of ability from “nervous novice” to seasoned rider.

Please note that trekking is available from Easter to October.

Motorbike Trail Riding

The Lion Royal has a long-standing association with those that enjoy the freedom of an engine & two wheels.

We are ideally placed in the heart of Wales for both on & off road riding. Not only are the Radnorshire roads something of a "Mecca" for those that enjoy tarmac under their wheels, Trail Riders also enjoy the greatest choice of green-laning in the country with plenty of mud, bogs, shale, rocks & rivers to be encountered - all within easy reach of the hotel.

If the wonderful Welsh weather does its worst, or you happen to have a close encounter with one of our rivers, we are always happy to dry your kit for you & our baths are hot!

We know that your machine is your pride & joy and the hotel has a secure courtyard car-park with large covered garage area, a ¾ acre paddock for trailers & support vehicles & drive through access on to two streets.

You can enjoy the services of our experienced guides or choose to explore of your own accord. Guides are also experienced mechanics & E. T. James are close by, should the unexpected happen.

We welcome all riders, both old and new, at all levels of ability, and our guides are always happy to offer help and instruction if required.


The Ball Room
We have a large ball room with ample space for parties of up to 120 for full meal or many more for buffet & dance events. Ideal for:

• Business meetings.
• Conferences.
• Wedding receptions.
• Funeral teas.
• Dinner-dances.
• Disco parties (for both children & adults).

Whatever your requirements we are happy to help.

Larger Spaces
For very large parties we have ample space to erect a marquee in our private courtyard and can make available our ground floor bar, lounge & dining room. For events on an epic scale we can open up our ¾ acre paddock for the use of our guests with the option of secure parking either in the paddock or in our large covered garage.

Smaller Spaces
For smaller parties & meetings we also have the snug lounge & bar as well as our ample (but intimate) dining room. Small informal meetings & social groups can also book the private Green Lounge tucked away on the first floor of the hotel.

For business meetings & conferences all rooms can be booked at competitive full or half day rates. We can also accommodate evening & weekend bookings for a small surcharge. Catering for business events can be provided on a "per head" basis with a range of cost options.

The Lion Royal Hotel

West Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5AB

Telephone (International):- +44 1597 810202

Telephone (UK):- 01597 810202


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