The Black Lion Hotel is located in the centre of Cardigan. It is adjacent to many shops and other facilities, this historic market town has much to offer visitors. This old coaching house has been for generations Cardigans premier inn, with a long and colourful history. It was established on this site in 1105, as a one room "Grogge Shoppe", and is probably the oldest coaching inn in Wales. In 1635 it was enlarged and improved and became the residence of Sir William Pryce, a local squire. The importance of the inn increased when Cardigan became an important stop over on the North and South Wales coaching route. There were stables and a coach house at the back, also the towns well. The mews leading of High Street has now become a popular shopping area.
During Its long history the Black Lion Hotel has played host to many famous people, from politicians to headline bands and singers.
The building was used extensively during the filming of the Kiera Knightley film about poet Dylan Thomas, 'The Edge of Love' (2008)
During the 1960's and 70's the Black Lion was at the heart of Cardigans music scene with well known artists coming from far and wide to appear. The ballroom, sadly sold off long ago, became the favoured night spot for many years.
After being closed for a number of years we are pleased to announce that The Black Lion Hotel has once again opened its doors, providing good beers, real ale, home made food and a friendly atmosphere.