The Gladestry Community

Where to Stay


In centuries past the drovers took advantage of the facilities offered in Gladestry.

Five inns offered welcome rest and recuperation on the long routes to the northeast and southeast.

All but one of the inns have disappeared, but visitors to our beautiful neighbourhood can still take advantage of first class hospitality in the comfortable accommodation provided at the heart of the village.

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Offa's Dyke Path


 Hergest Croft Gardens


Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre

Royal Oak Inn

Not to be confused with The Royal Oak in the town of Kington, England, we are located in the tranquil small Welsh farming village of Gladestry surrounded by green fields about 1 mile from the border with England at the base of Hergest Ridge.

An idyllic place to stop for a few days in well accomodated 3* graded rooms whilst you explore the Welsh Marches.

The Royal Oak is a picturesque Inn reputedly built in the 17th Century immediately adjacent to the Offa's Dyke National Path.

From the large secluded beer garden you can lounge peacefully, listening to the abundant bird song. Buzzards and Red Kites are regular visitors soaring just below the summit of the adjacent hills. Ample car parking is available at the pub.

For Walkers: It is the only pub directly on the Offa's Dyke Path between Hay-on-Wye and Kington, about 10 miles (about 4 hours walking time) from Hay-on-Wye and 4 1/2 miles (about 2 hours walking time) from Kington.

The Royal Oak Inn provides a welcome sight to many a walker. The Main Bar has a flagstone floor, ideal for those muddy boots, and well behaved dogs are welcome. There is an open fire and here you can sit and relax as you reflect over your day's exertions and plan the next stage of your walk. In the evening hot meals are served in the Restaurant.

Phone : 01544 370586

Website:  The Royal Oak, Gladestry



 Offa’s Dyke Lodge

Offa's Dyke Lodge

Offa's Dyke Lodge is situated on Offa’s Dyke Path near to the foot of Hergest Ridge. It is a retreat B&B in the un-spoiled village of Gladestry. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, all the bedrooms have views to Hergest Ridge. We offer a tranquil place to stay to help you unwind and relax.

We have two double rooms en-suite and a twin room with its own private bathroom.   

Offa’s Dyke Lodge is a large bungalow with easy access, lovely relaxing grounds and ample parking. Free wi-fi, TV, Tea & coffee facilities in rooms.

Bed & Breakfast, Walkers, Camping

Address Gladestry HR5 3NR

Tel 01544 370464

Mob. 07504 224245

Website : Offa's Dyke Lodge 


The Courtyard, Gladestry

Self-Catering barn conversion in the centre of Gladestry with walled garden. Refurbished throughout with original beams and many new fittings

it has a double bedroom with en-suite, a separate bathroom, dining room, kitchen and lunge with bed settee.  Sleeps 2 - 4 persons. Huge gazebo in courtyard, seating, fire pit etc.

Wi-Fi. Credit cards welcomed. Not suitable for pets or children. Weekly rates but shorter breaks are possible. Available April - October. More info on our website.



Telephone: 01544 370296



Valley Yurts, Gladestry 

We are a small glamping site with fully furnished luxury yurts which Valley Yurst Gladestrysleep 4-6 people. We have both outdoor and indoor cooking facilities and a toilet/shower building in keeping with ‘glamping’. All set on a 10 acre site surrounded by 360 degree views. 
Our yurts are beautifully hand-crafted from sustainable ash, with a stunning crown in the centre to stargaze at night. 
Full details are on our website

Contact: Jo Wait 



Telephone: 07866 272711


The Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut

Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut

Enjoy a stay at the Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut for the tranquil surroundings of the Welsh Marches; some of the most beautiful scenery to be seen on the Offa’s Dyke national trail; the clear, dark night skies free of light pollution; the easy access to the rest of Wales; and the wealth of opportunities to get back in touch with the great outdoors.


The Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut provides fully self-contained, warm and cosy self-catering accommodation in a small, private and picturesque garden located right on the Offa’s Dyke path and alongside Gladestry Brook:

  • Choice of Double or Twin Beds — Our hut offers two very comfortable beds with pocket-sprung mattresses that can be configured as a double (king size) bed for couples or as single beds for two individuals travelling together. As well as cotton sheets, duvets and bedspreads, additional blankets are available if required.
  • Kitchenette & Dining Area — There’s a well-equipped kitchenette and dining area with a combi microwave oven; a fridge; two induction hobs; a large stainless-steel sink with hot and cold running water; all the pans needed for meal preparation; a kettle and toaster; and a full set of cutlery, crockery and glasses. There’s also a range of complimentary beverages (including various different teas and fresh ground coffee) to choose from.
  • En-suite Shower Room with Toilet — The Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut’s en-suite shower room features a powerful Aqualisa electric shower, a full-size wash basin with hot and cold running water, and a toilet with soft-closing lid. (A bath towel and hand towel are provided for each guest as well as complimentary hand wash and shower gel.)
  • Entertainment — WiFi-connected 24" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, iPlayer, etc, plus a built-in DVD player.
  • Standard tariffs — Open all year round. April-September £70.00 per night. October-March £60.00 per night. Discounts for stays of more than three consecutive nights (POA).

Contact: Rita Bridson

Phone: 01544 370584 or 07802 773746

Website: Gladestry Shepherd’s Hut

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