The origins date back to the 16th Century when the triple gabled section of the building was thought to have originated, although the brick shaped gable section where our Guildhall Tavern logo appears today is marked by a much weathered ‘1666’ stone plaque and it is thought that the building was remodelled around the time of this addition.
The former Bull Hotel, Denbigh
The building that you see today as the Guildhall Tavern was once just that, albeit several hundred years ago! In fact, it was known as the Bull Hotel for most of its past but has also at some point been known as the Black Bull and Guildhall Tavern. Re-opening as a hotel in 2010 after a meticulous restoration we hope you enjoy the character and charm that has been brought to life.
The building is steeped in history, with a strong heritage of association with the crafts or guilds of Denbigh Town, which included glovers, weavers, smiths, shoemakers, saddlers, curriers and tanners.
It was during the siege of Denbigh Caste in 1646 that besieging parliamentary Generals Mytton and Myddleton were thought to have established headquarters here during the Civil War.
You will find a name goes with every bedroom here – each with a story that links in with the fascinating heritage.
We thought it was important to recognise the importance of the rich history this wonderful old building harnesses. Everything that you experience as a guest during your stay with us should bring the place to life – we’ve told stories, exposed original features and brought back the charm of this truly unusual place.
What’s more, we’ve symbolised the craft heritage into our Guildhall Tavern branding ensuring that link with times gone by remains.
Guildhall Tavern – A Hidden Gem
Do you know of any part of the buildings history that we don’t? Please get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.