The Llindir Inn is a thatched pub situated in the heart of the Welsh countryside in a village, Henllan.
Henllan is known for its unusual parish church as the bell tower is separate, and stands further up the hill looking over the Llindir and the rest of the village. It is said it was built there so that the church bells could be heard further away.
The Llindir dates back to the 13th century and is known to be one of the oldest pubs in Wales. 'Llindir' translates to English as 'Flaxland'. It is said that behind the pub the fields were filled with this mainstay crop. Flax was grown for its oil as a supplement and also for its use as a wood finishing product. Flax fibres were also used to make Linen.
The Llindir is well know for its ghost.
Dewi Roberts wrote a book 'The Old Villages of Denbighshire and Flintshire' and comments how pub goers have regularly seen 'an attractive woman in white' haunting the pub.
She is believed to have been married to a sailor, and while he was away at sea, she found herself a lover. One winter night her husband took unexpected shore leave and is said to have caught her with another man. He murdered his wife and from then on a number of people claim to have seen her. We haven't yet!
New Management 2016
The Llindir recently opened under new management in April 2016.
The pub boasts tremendous character with a thatched roof, a large outdoor seating area and colourful flowers surrounding.
Inside, you approach a warm copper bar with a suspended copper wine rack and comfortable chesterfield arm chairs in front of the open log fire.
There is a large selection of real ale from the village's multi award winning brewery 'Heavy Industry Brewing' as well as a fantastic wine list providing wines from around the world. The Llindir has a huge variety of gins and whiskeys and will be providing cocktails at the start of summer 2017.
The Llindir only started serving food from December 2016 but it was worth the wait. The young and talented chef has trained for more than 7 years and has a number of welsh culinary awards. The menu provides traditional pub food but expect some italian influence.