The Temple Bar Inn
First licensed in the 1850s, The Temple Bar Inn has also been used over the years as a court house, corn exchange, stable, butchers and school room. Previous innkeepers claim to have seen ghosts of a boy and a dog as well as other apparitions in the oldest parts of the building, and it has been suggested that the land on which it is built has links with the Knights Templars.
Situated in the centre of the village of Ewyas Harold, The Temple Bar Inn is ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, and visitors wishing to explore the Welsh Marches, Black Mountains, Offa’s Dyke, the Golden Valley, Hay-on-Wye and the River Monnow. It is on the ramblers Herefordshire Trail.
Sympathetically and extensively refurbished, its atmosphere is a welcoming and comfortable one for locals and visitors alike. The Jinman family owners manage it as a freehouse, with bar, games room, restaurant, outside seating area, function room, and three ensuite B&B rooms. Coffee, cakes and tea are available as well as local and national beverages, including two real ales from the Wye Valley Brewery, and a regularly changing guest ale.
The Temple Bar’s Chef sources fresh seasonal food supplies for the bar and restaurant menus locally, and the menu changes weekly. Whilst not always essential, booking a meal in the restaurant is recommended to avoid disappointment.
The Temple Bar Inn serves food every day, but not on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday evenings.