Celebrating UK Government Grant for Owain Glyndwr Hotel in Corwen

After the wonderful announcement of the grant of £452,700 by the UK government’s Community Ownership Fund for the Owain Glyndwr Hotel in Corwen, it was a great pleasure to meet up with the Save the Owain Glyndwr Hotel team at the hotel on Saturday 23rd March.

I was very proud to back this campaign and I have been enormously impressed by everyone involved, including the group of local residents 'Save the Owain Glyndwr Hotel' chaired by Dr David Counsell and also including County Councillors Alan Hughes and Gwyneth Ellis, all of whom should take great pride in their work helping to save this historic landmark for future generations.

The Owain Glyndwr Hotel in Corwen is a Grade II listed building that can trace its origins back to the 14th century. It served as the site of the first public Eisteddfod in Wales in 1789 and is one of only eight surviving coaching inns along the historic London to Holyhead A5 route. The current owner of the Hotel has been looking to sell in recent years, and there has been a notable local campaign to purchase and refurbish the site for the benefit of the local community.

Since I was elected as the MP for Clwyd South in December 2019, I have been particularly keen to support the beautiful town and community of Corwen, which has suffered from a lack of investment. I am very pleased to have helped bring significant Levelling Up Fund investment to the town from the UK government so that Corwen can realise its great potential and prosper in the years to come.

The photos above are with Diane Hughes, Alan Hughes, Gwyneth Ellis, Ellen Hughes, Ifor Siôn, Debbie Sarginson, Tish Aldridge, Glaves Roberts and Sandy Kirkwood. Along with Dr David Counsell and other key supporters, they have worked tirelessly to achieve this and deserve huge credit and thanks!