The village is notable for its football club, Rhewl F.C. Rhewl primary school was one of many schools due to be shut down but protests by the local newspapers and parents of the pupils saved the school from being shut down. The village holds an annual Family Fun Day with live music, hog roast, displays and many more attractions. The village is also noted for the Drovers Arms public house and Lady Bagot's Drive, a picturesque two mile walk up the River Clywedog that was originally laid as a carriageway by Lord Bagot for his wife in the Edwardian times to traverse between Rhewl and Bontuchel. Parts of the drive are privately owned.