The Neuadd Arms Hotel

The smallest town in Britain, Llanwrtyd Wells

Throughout the year there are numerous events organised in Llanwrtyd Wells. Brief descriptions are given here or follow this link to the Green Events website for more detailed information, pictures and entry details.

Saturnalia Beer Festival

9th January 2016

Saturnalia was the major annual festival of the Romans, an event of unrestrained merrymaking when slaves were temporarily released and reversed roles with their masters. Enjoy Baccanalian frolics and a plethora of winter warmer ales, with a Real Ale Ramble for walkers. £10,000 reward for the return of the lost "Eagle of the 9th Legion".

On the Saturday the World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championships take place in the grounds of the Abernant Lake Hotel. Open to teams of 3 (2 riders plus one charioteer) over the age of 16. Contact us for further details.

Lord Crawshaw Walk

6th February 2016

Lord Crawshaw of Aintree was a great friend and fellow walker of the Llanwrtyd Wells Walking Club. This annual walk has been organised in recognition of his contribution to walking. Waymarked routes with a choice of 3 distances, 10, 15 or 25 miles. All finishers receive a certificate.


Sponsored by the Heart of Wales Brewery
25th - 28th March 2016

On the Easter Bank Holiday weekend we are introducing a new format for our Music Festival at the Neuadd Arms. For Easter Weekend 2016 we have put together an excellent package of activity, relaxation and entertainment. Enjoying full board accommodation comprising bed, breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tiffin and evening meal, you are sure to have a great time. Guided walks are provided each day with a choice of distances, with musical entertainment each evening in an 'open mic' format, so bring along your instrument or simply your voice.
Friday Evening - arrival. Choose your next day’s walk, then mingle in the bar, sample the ale, make music or simply enjoy listening.
Saturday and Sunday - 8-9am Breakfast and make your menu choice for the evening meal, then set off at 10am on your selected walk. Return in the afternoon to enjoy afternoon tea with home-made cakes, then relax until your evening meal at 7pm. After dinner retire to the bar to enjoy the beers and the entertainment.
Monday - 8.30-9.30am Breakfast before leaving for home.

Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships

29th May 2016

On the Sunday of the late May Bank Holiday weekend Llanwrtyd Wells hosts the Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships on the lake at the Abernant Lake Hotel, by kind permission of Manor Adventure Ltd. Everyone has skimmed a stone on water at some time in their lives, so this is an opportunity to see how your skills measure up against some of the worlds top exponents of the sport. The British version of the championships is concerned with total distance travelled by the stone rather than the number of bounces, with the current Welsh record standing at over 100 mtrs! However, anyone can have a go and it is a great family day out with childrens categories as well.

Whole Earth Man v. Horse Marathon

11th June 2016

A unique marathon of 24 miles through spectacular countryside where runners and horses compete against each other. A runner has beaten the first horse home on two occasions in the 35 year history of the event, and there is an escalating jackpot increasing by £500 per year for the next Runner who finishes ahead of the first Horse & Rider.

Drovers Walks

25th June 2016

These walks follow the footsteps of the Drovers of old who used to drive their sheep, cattle and geese across the mountains to the market towns of England and Wales. Every year an old Drovers Inn is re-opened for the occasion to serve you throughout the day.

Red Kite Mountain Bike Bash and Summer Cider Cycle

12th - 14th August 2016

A three day event of riding catering for all abilities, exploring the superb countryside around the town in the daytime and the hostelries of the town at night. On the Saturday it is the Summer Cider Cycle, a waymarked ride with FREE CIDER at the checkpoints. Ther will also be a chance to have a go at Mountain Bike Chariot Racing, prior to the World Championships held in January.

World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling Championships

27th August 2016

A 6ft deep trench has been cut through a bog on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells and competitors have to cycle two lengths under water using snorkels. A special bike has been prepared and is supplied, but wetsuits are recommended.

Bogsnorkelling Triathlon

27th August 2016

The ultimate endurance event for those who like a challenge. Starting off with a 12 mile cross-country run, followed by bogsnorkelling through a 60 yard trench cut in the local bog, and culminating in 25miles on a mountain bike! There is also a "Bite-Size Triathlon" for junior competitors and those who feel the main event might be a little too much!

World Bog Snorkelling Championships

28th August 2016

The world famous Bog Snorkelling Championships are held each year in a bog on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells. A 60 yard trench is cut through the bog, which fills with water. Competitors have to swim two lengths under water using flippers and a snorkel, with prizes for the fastest. The event attracts competitors from around the world, with international TV coverage.

Welsh International Four Days Walks

14th - 17th September 2016

This four day walking event attracts visitors from all over the world. There are waymarked walks each day with a choice of distances, and entertainment in the evenings.

Ron Skilton Memorial Half Marathon

23rd October 2016

A half marathon in memory of Ron Skilton who for many years was treasurer for Green Events. In his younger years Ron was a keen runner and cyclist and this event was added to the Green Events calendar in 2006 as a tribute to his invaluable contribution.

Mid Wales Beer Festival

18th - 27th November 2016

Held in the various Free Houses of the town, this friendly festival offers a tremendous selection of real ales to sample including many Welsh brews. The longest festival around, there were over 100 ales on offer through the week! A variety of entertainment is on offer in the pubs at the weekends, with a quieter (mostly!) experience during the week for those who like to concentrate on the ales.

Real Ale Wobble

19th - 20th November 2016

In conjunction with the Mid Wales Beer Festival, the Real Ale Wobble is a two day event for mountain bikers which takes place on waymarked routes with a choice of distances on each day. Free real ale is provided at the checkpoints, so all routes are off-road!

Real Ale Ramble

26th - 27th November 2016

Similar format to the Real Ale Wobble, but for walkers instead of mountain bikes.

New Year Walk In

31st December 2015

A short walk starting from the Neuadd Arms around 10:30pm, carrying flaming torches and re-enacting the tradition of Mari Lwyd where a horses skull on a pole (the Mari) is carried from house to house and rhymes and songs are recited until invited in for food and drink. Returning to the town square in time for midnight celebrations.