Hunter’s Moon Inn, Llangattock Lingoed

Hunter’s Moon Inn, Llangattock Lingoed

It’s thought that a building was erected here in the 13th century to house the masons and other craftsmen who were building or enlarging the church. This theory accords with the back of the inn forming part of the churchyard boundary. One of the rooms near the bar may be a remnant of that early building. Bedrock forms part of a wall there.

Fire has damaged the building several times. One of the beams on the first floor has been dated to the 15th century but marks on it indicate that it was previously part of another structure.

Censuses record that until the late 19th century, the innkeeper also had income from another trade – blacksmith, farmer, mason or shopkeeper. What is now the bar room was home to a cider mill in the 19th century and into the 20th. The inn was known over that period as the Carpenter’s Arms. An indentation on the central beam shows where the vertical pivot of the mill was fixed. Afterwards this room was used as a stable.

The pub was briefly called As You Like It in the 20th century, before becoming the Hunter’s Moon. This is a traditional name for the first full moon after the Harvest Moon in autumn. The inn is now run as a pub and guesthouse by three generations of the Bateman family, which acquired it in 2013.

There are tales of friendly ghosts at the inn, including one of a lady who moves across the top of the stairs.

Where is this HiPoint?

Postcode: NP7 8RR

Website of the Hunter’s Moon

Other HAUNTED HiPoints in this region:
Skirrid Mountain Inn, Llanfihangel Crucorney - said to be haunted by convicts who were hanged there
Old Court, Llangattock Lingoed – a terrified guest once fled from his bedroom at 2am

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