The Harp

Presteigne, Powys
+44 (0)1544 350655
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You’re in deep country here, tucked away in a tiny village that loves its local, with good reason - spotless interiors and tasty food


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Chris, Angela and their friendly team run this ancient Welsh longhouse, tucked up a lane near the parish church, as an authentic country pub: unfussy, well-loved and honestly traditional. Find 14th-century slate flooring in the bar, tongue-and-groove in a room that fits a dozen diners, crannies crammed with memorabilia, an ancient curved settle, an antique reader’s chair, two fires and a happy crowd.

Accompany a pint of Wye Valley or Three Tuns bitter with locally sourced steak and chips, sea bass with salsa verde, or a vegan or vegetarian dish. Or take a simple ploughman’s to a seat in the garden and gaze on the spectacular Radnor Valley. The menus change every six weeks.

Five comfy rooms have countryside views, colourful Welsh blankets, bright bathrooms (some are just showers) and a farmhouse feel. Big breakfasts set you up for a day of exploring the wonderful Radnor Valley, or dipping into the shops of Hay-on-Wye. Life in this tiny village, like its glorious pub, remains delightfully unchanged.

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We think you'll love

  • The views
  • Dogs are welcome
  • The feeling that you've stepped back in time - it's so peaceful here
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You should know

  • It’s not great for those with limited mobility, especially upstairs
  • You'll hear noise from the nearby quarry occasionally
  • You'll need a car, to get here and to get around


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
No minimum stay.
Weds-Thurs lunch. 3pm-6pm Sat & Sun. Mon & Tues all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Lunch from £5. Dinner from £10. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, from £22.


Nightly price
from £105
Extra bed/sofabed available £25-£35 per person per night. Singles from £70.
1 Family room for 4
From £105
2 Family rooms for 3
From £105
2 Doubles
From £105



We felt confident from the start that the COVID rules had been applied. Apart from a magnificent breakfast, we had an evening meal for the three nights we were there, and in addition took a packed lunch when we set forth touring around. But more than the food and the comfortable bedroom, it was the personality of Chris and Angela which made our stay so memorable. The Harp is certainly a special venue.

Kevin, Market Harborough

The very epitome of an authentic country pub, time-worn and well-loved, welcoming and comfortable. The view alone is worth the visit and on a warm summer’s evening there can’t be a finer place in which to sup a well-kept locally brewed pint and soak up the open skies and deep peace. The food is a big draw too, fresh, local and well-cooked classics and more modern dishes. An absolute gem of a pub.

David, Sawday's inspector

Fabulous friendly pub. Great food, great hosts, good ambience, wonderful setting, magnificent food and service. Delightful. Looking forward to the next time.


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The neighbourhood

There are some walks from the door but mostly you'll need to hop in the car. Presteigne and Knighton, pretty market towns with shops and pubs, are both a 20-minute drive. They host festivals, a local carnival and vintage car rallies during the summer. Hay-on-Wye is further but is a good day trip - hire canoes and kayaks for a trip down the Wye.

Local points of interest from Chris & Angela Ireland

  • You're in a walker's paradise. Decide whether you want a short stroll to a picturesque Welsh waterfall, a wander over Hergest Ridge with its wild ponies, monkey puzzle trees and breathtaking views or an exhilarating hike in the hills spotting wildlife.


Chris & Angela Ireland

Chris and Angela have been running The Harp since 2008; they are supported by a smiley team and dedicated chef, Josh, who is from round here. They are all committed to the same foodie philosophy: locally sourced produce cooked simply and deliciously.