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Tŷ’n Llan Public House

Llandwrog, Gwynedd, Wales

Menter Ty’n Llan Cyf

Grade II

The power of community action - saving and re-opening a historic village pub 

Tŷ’n Llan was built in a simple classical style in the 1830s by the Newboroughs of Glynllifon. The pub comprises a three-bay range with a central doorway, flanked by strongly projecting hipped roof wings, and fronted by an iron-columned veranda. Tŷ’n Llan remained as a public house until its closure in 2017, taking with it the last community meeting space in Llandwrog.

Menter Ty’n Llan is a community benefit society established in 2021 to save Ty’n Llan and re-open it as a community-owned facility. In April of that year, the Society raised £464,800 from 1,013 investors through a community share offer and purchased the site. By December, the pub was open again after five years of closure, and the community response has been so strong that the Ty’n Llan has since remained open five days per week, hosting weekly chair yoga classes, coffee mornings, a Welsh learners club, a walking club, a gardening club and a youth project, alongside operating as a pub. Once again, the building has become the focal point of the community.

An initial AHF Project Development Grant in June 2021 funded a design team led by a conservation-accredited architect to progress the project’s plans to RIBA Stage 4 for listed building consent and planning permission, as well as archaeology, asbestos, ecology and drainage surveys. A second Project Development Grant, awarded in November 2021, is funding a part-time coordinator post over a 12-month period to manage the project, its professional advisors and volunteers.

AHF Funding

Project Development Grant - £14,080 (2021)

Project Development Grant - £20,000 (2021)

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Menter Ty'n Llan Cyf


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