Saving a 200-year-old community pub on the Llŷn Peninsula

Saving a 200-year-old community pub on the Llŷn Peninsula

Two people holding a sign for a local community organisation standing outside a historic pub building
Work is starting to restore the Y Plu pub and transform it into a local cultural hub

National Lottery Grants for Heritage – £250,000 to £5million

Menter y Plu
Our funding is helping the Menter y Plu Community Benefit Society plan how to save and re-develop a Grade II listed pub – Y Plu.

The 200-year-old building is an important meeting place in Llanystumdwy and was bought by Menter y Plu in August 2019 after a local fundraising campaign. 

The village is the birthplace of David Lloyd George and visitors to the nearby Lloyd George Museum provide a valuable economic boost when they visit Y Plu. 

Our development funding will allow Menter y Plu to develop detailed plans for their project, to then be able to apply for further funding to:

  • restore the original structure of the 200-year-old pub
  • demolish the building’s modern and unsuitable extensions
  • build a new space the community can use for events to bring people together to celebrate local heritage and promote the Welsh language
a group of people sitting in a historic Welsh pub
Improving the wellbeing of local people is an important part of the project


Peredur Jones from Menter y Plu said: “Menter y Plu’s vision is to foster the Y Plu pub as a vibrant centre that protects Welsh culture and adds to the social and economic wellbeing of Llanystumdwy and the wider area.

"Our goal is to make Llanystumdwy a nicer place to live, work and visit together and improve the wellbeing of the community, through steps such as improving the link between Y Plu and the local trail network and Criccieth allotments. The funding we have received from The National Lottery Heritage Fund has been a great boost to help us develop our plans.”

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