Chester & South Clwyd

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


Church Road
LL11 3DA
Emailmoc.kooltuo@lepac-y-nyt Telephone(01978) 269347
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSeparate BarDisabled AccessGamesParkingSmokingLined GlassesRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlyNewspapersSports TVWiFiServes LocAleLive Music
Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-24:00; Sun 12:00-22:30

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Saved after a lot of hard work by the local community, the Tyn-y-Capel at Minera reopened in April 2013. It is an ancient coaching inn with records dating to 1250 AD and described as a 13th century monks retreat. The monks on their pilgrimage from Valle Crucis Abbey would visit the site and it is thought that they would stop to feed the lepers who lived on Minera mountain in the caves, through the mullion window in the wall of the pub. The oldest part of the pub is the stone flagged porch entrance. It passed into private hands in 2017 but is still staffed mostly by local people. Outside is an extensive seating area that affords great views of the Esclusham Mountain. The house beer 'The Cat in the Capel' is brewed by Facer's. The 3 changing guest ales often come from microbreweries both near and afar. The pub is building a reputation for good food which is available every day from a varied menu. A new conservatory is planned.