A 14th century country house located on the Welsh border of the Wye Valley, the Rhydspence is a former drovers inn surrounded by the countryside views. Featuring a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant and bar, meals are available daily. Just 4 miles from the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Rhydspence offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking.

With a view of the Herefordshire hills, each of the stylish rooms include a TV and a seating area. Featuring a bath, the private bathrooms also have free toiletries. Extras include an outdoor seating area and ironing facilities.

At Rhydspence there is a colorful garden, a terrace and a bar. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including golfing, cycling and horse riding.

Rhosgoch Golf & Leisure Club is a 12-minute drive away and Moccas Park National Nature Reserve is 9 miles away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Rhydspence has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 7, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Rhydspence

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is this property suitable for people with restricted mobility / disabled? My elderly father walks a little but seeks to avoid stairs if possible
    Unfortunately, due to the age and listed status of the building accessibility is limited. All bedrooms are on the first floor, up a steep narrow staircase. We do have an alternative staircase which is more accessible. Thank you for your enquiry.
    Answered on March 3, 2022
  • Hi is the hotel convenient for the Hay Festival please Thanks
    Yes, it is a 5 minute drive to the Hay Festival Park & Ride. Or there is a service bus put on for the festival that passes the Inn, though it is advisable to have your own transport as it is a remote area.
    Answered on August 10, 2022
  • Have you any ground floor rooms?
    Due to the age of the buikding, we do not.
    Answered on October 19, 2020
  • Is a fridge or mini bar provided
    There are no fridges in the room however, we are more than happy to store things for you in the fridges on site.
    Answered on March 9, 2020

Host Info

Company review score: 9.4Based on 123 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

Historic 14th Century Inn located on the Herefordshire/Wales border.

Neighborhood info

Set in the beautiful Wye Valley just a short drive from the famous town of Hay-on-Wye. The area is perfect for the adventurous with numerous outdoor activities available in the local area.

Language Spoken

Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
1 Restaurant On Site

    Rhydspence Restaurant

    Food: British, Steakhouse, European

Amenities of Rhydspence
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Fishing Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Rhydspence takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Until 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 9 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Rhydspence accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note there are no public transport links in the immediate vicinity and Taxis may be difficult to obtain.

FAQs about Rhydspence

  • Rhydspence has 1 restaurant:

    • Rhydspence Restaurant

  • The prices at Rhydspence may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Rhydspence is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Rhydspence is 3.1 miles from the center of Hay-on-Wye.

  • Rhydspence offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding

  • Guests staying at Rhydspence can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free