© The Pandy Inn 2018
The Pandy Inn

About

There are various stories of how the building came

into being but most say the original building was

built in 1185 and was used to house workers

constructing a chapel attached to the original parish

church.

The chapel was reputedly built by the family of Sir Richard de Brito, one of the knights involved with the murder of Archbishop Thomas a Beckett, in expiation of his sins. Later, it was used to house workers in the nearby cloth mill which is where it gets its name from. The Pandy Inn has been an inn since the 17th century and local legend places Oliver Cromwell here during the Civil War. Even Queen Elizabeth I was supposed to have visited the inn when in the area. As her constant companion, Blanche Parry, was from nearby, it is more than possible she did come to the area. The inn was part of the Moccas estate till 1919, when it was sold to help pay the Death Duty imposed on the heirs to the estate. A local family were the tenants for several generations. One of the previous landladies can be seen to the right with her class of milkmaids in the 1890s. Many well known people have visited the pub but more recently, we had the honour of having Professor Stephen Hawking visit the pub for lunch. Today, the Pandy Inn retains its historic character and is a traditional British pub. We do not claim to have a restaurant, we have a lounge bar and a main bar and our guests are welcome to sit wherever they want. Dog owners and muddy boot wearers, however, are politely requested to keep to the paved areas. The beer garden is a beautiful place to relax in the summer after a long walk or ride. While our real fires create a welcome place to warm on a cold winter’s evening.

Real Ales and Real Cider

We are proud to be included in the Good Beer guide thanks to our selection of real ales and offering of real cider. Our real ales include Butty Bach, from Wye Valley Brewery; Pandy Ale (aka JPRs) from Grey Trees; and Atlantic from Sharp’s Brewery. We also stock a weekly guest ale. For real ciders, we have Gwatkins Original Farmhouse Blend on tap and several of their other ciders in bottles. We also stock Fair Oak  Sparkling cider.

Alternatives on tap

For the lovers of lager we have Staropramen and Carling; and Aspall’s Harry Sparrow and Stowford Press to compliment our real cider range.

Spirits and wines

We have a well stocked range of spirits and we are proud to stock local gins from Haven Distillery and Chase Distillery, Brecon gin and Aber Falls gin. Finally, we have developed an exceedingly good wine list together with Tanner’s Wines,

Non-alcoholic

We stock the usual J2O, Coke and Pepsi but also stock a fine selection of Fever-Tree Tonics, local Gwatkins Apple Juice and several choices from the Fentimans range. Last but not least, we do serve coffee and tea. The coffee comes in caffetieres and the tea in a pot. After all, we’re a pub not a café.
The Pandy Inn 1890s
The Pandy Inn 1902
The Pandy Inn 1902
The Pandy Inn 1940s

t: 01981 550273

© The Pandy Inn 2018
The Pandy Inn

About

There are various stories of how the building came

into being but most say the original building was

built in 1185 and was used to house workers

constructing a chapel attached to the original parish

church.

The chapel was reputedly built by the family of Sir Richard de Brito, one of the knights involved with the murder of Archbishop Thomas a Beckett, in expiation of his sins. Later, it was used to house workers in the nearby cloth mill which is where it gets its name from. The Pandy Inn has been an inn since the 17th century and local legend places Oliver Cromwell here during the Civil War. Even Queen Elizabeth I was supposed to have visited the inn when in the area. As her constant companion, Blanche Parry, was from nearby, it is more than possible she did come to the area. The inn was part of the Moccas estate till 1919, when it was sold to help pay the Death Duty imposed on the heirs to the estate. A local family were the tenants for several generations. One of the previous landladies can be seen with her class of milkmaids in the 1890s. Many well known people have visited the pub but more recently, we had the honour of having Professor Stephen Hawking visit the pub for lunch. Today, the Pandy Inn retains its historic character and is a traditional British pub. We do not claim to have a restaurant, we have a lounge bar and a main bar and our guests are welcome to sit wherever they want. Dog owners and muddy boot wearers, however, are politely requested to keep to the paved areas. The beer garden is a beautiful place to relax in the summer after a long walk or ride. While our real fires create a welcome place to warm on a cold winter’s evening.

Real Ales and Real Cider

We are proud to be included in the Good Beer guide thanks to our selection of real ales and offering of real cider. Our real ales include Butty Bach, from Wye Valley Brewery; Pandy Ale (aka JPRs) from Grey Trees; and Atlantic from Sharp’s Brewery. We also stock a weekly guest ale. For real ciders, we have Gwatkins Original Farmhouse Blend on tap and several of their other ciders in bottles. We also stock Fair Oak  Sparkling cider.

Alternatives on tap

For the lovers of lager we have Staropramen and Carling; and Aspall’s Harry Sparrow and Stowford Press to compliment our real cider range.

Spirits and wines

We have a well stocked range of spirits and we are proud to stock local gins from Haven Distillery and Chase Distillery, Brecon gin and Aber Falls gin. Finally, we have developed an exceedingly good wine list together with Tanner’s Wines,

Non-alcoholic

We stock the usual J2O, Coke and Pepsi but also stock a fine selection of Fever-Tree Tonics, local Gwatkins Apple Juice and several choices from the Fentimans range. Last but not least, we do serve coffee and tea. The coffee comes in caffetieres and the tea in a pot. After all, we’re a pub not a café.
The Pandy Inn 1890s
The Pandy Inn 1902
The Pandy Inn 1902
The Pandy Inn 1940s

t: 01981 550 273