Robin Hood Inn, Monmouth

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The Robin Hood Inn
Gwesty Robin Hood
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General information
Type Public house
Address 124 and 126, Monnow Street
Town or city Monmouth
Country Wales
Coordinates 51°48′34.2″N 2°43′9.5″W / 51.809500°N 2.719306°W / 51.809500; -2.719306Coordinates: 51°48′34.2″N 2°43′9.5″W / 51.809500°N 2.719306°W / 51.809500; -2.719306
Designations Grade II* listed

The Robin Hood Inn, Nos. 124 and 126, Monnow Street, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales is a public house of "late medieval" origins.[1]


The Robin Hood Inn building has late medieval origins[1] It is constructed in stone, with a wide, fifteenth-century[2] four-centre doorway and is a rare medieval survival in Monmouth. It is has been desingated as a Grade II* listed building since 27 June 1952.[3]

Monmouth was a centre for Catholicism.[4] When Michael Watkins was landlord in the 1770s he allowed Mass to be celebrated in an upper room.[5][6] The Penal Laws against Catholics were in force until the Papists Act of 1778, and Watkins was amongst those who successfully petitioned Monmouth magistrates to allow a building that would grow to be St Mary's Roman Catholic Church. This public house and the church that Michael Watkins lobbied for are two of the 24 buildings in the Monmouth Heritage Trail.


The Lonely Planet guide describes it as "the most family-friendly pub in Monmouth with a warm atmosphere and a big beer garden with children's play area."[7]


  1. ^ a b John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, Penguin Books, 2000, ISBN 0-14-071053-1, p.410
  2. ^ ROBIN HOOD INN, 126 MONNOW STREET, MONMOUTH | Site Details | Coflein
  3. ^ The Robin Hood Inn (Nos.124 & 126) - Monmouth - Monmouthshire - Wales | British Listed Buildings
  4. ^ Snell, K.D.M. (2000). Rival Jerusalems: the geography of Victorian religion p.249. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-77155-9. 
  5. ^ Keith Kissack, Monmouth and its Buildings, Logaston Press, 2003, ISBN 1-904396-01-1, p.79
  6. ^ Monmouth Civic Society, Monmouth Heritage Blue Plaque Trail, n.d., p.18
  7. ^ Robin Hood Inn in Monmouth (Trefynwy), Wales - Lonely Planet


  • Newman J., The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, (2000) Penguin Books