Y Talbot Hotel – cosy and NOW with comfortable antique settles.

Now the 16th Century Welsh Inn, Y Talbot, has opened its doors again, customers will be pleased to have new comfortable cushions. These adorn the wooden antique settles (long-seats) in the front bar and side lounge.

Antique settle Y Talbot hotel
A cosy fire at Y Talbot Hotel in Tregaron

These new seating cushions were delivered on Friday 20th March 2020. The night that Boris Johnson announced lockdown throughout the whole of the UK because of the corona virus.

The antique settles were all different sizes and designs. Each cushion had to be made-to-measure because of notches at the front, back, both or neither. The seats were covered in a multi-coloured weave, treated to CRIB 5 as to comply with Fire Regulations (1988). Zips at the back allow removal of the cushion covers for machine-washing.

Cushions for antique settles
6 custom shaped cushions
Antique settles worn by many at Y Talbot Hotel
Antique settle with many, many years of wear.
Antique settles in Y Talbot Tregaron
One of 6 wooden antique settles

Y Talbot is a characterful Inn with bar, restaurant and rooms situated on the town square in the bustling market town of Tregaron. It is renowned for its excellent hospitality, the quality of its beer and food made with local produce, and the pub welcomes everyone including walkers with muddy boots and tired dogs. Y Talbot is listed in the Michelin Guide and has been awarded two AA Rosettes.

A local legend

Legend has it that the corpse of Jwmbi the elephant is buried in Y Talbot’s beer garden. Jwmbi was part of Batty’s Travelling Menageries, a circus troupe which passed through Tregaron in 1848. After drinking contaminated water, Jwmbi is believed to have fallen ill and so later died. An archaeological dig of the garden in 2011 found no trace of the animal but as the hotel once owned 100 acres, Jwmbi’s remains could still be in Tregaron somewhere. In 2014, S4C made a film ‘Y Syrcas’ based on the story.

Y Talbot Hotel elephant poster
Y Talbot Hotel elephant poster

When the current restrictions are lifted, check out Y Talbot Hotel for fantastic rooms, bar & restaurant, events and venues for weddings and parties.. and of course the cosy and comfortable antique settles.

Do you have…

a piece of vintage furniture that needs ‘brought back to life’ then get in touch for a quote and hopefully you too will have something wonderful to show off!

A nursing chair is a chair that’s comfortable when nursing an infant. In Victorian times the nursing chair was a low seated partially upholstered chair. Nursing included caring for children as well as breastfeeding. The low seat of the chair allowed the mother, who would have been wearing a stiff corset, to interact with small children without bending over. This chair form was particularly popular in England and found primarily in upper class homes. Nursing Chair. The types of wood most frequently used were oak, rosewood or walnut. The seat was often sprung and could be button decorated or adorned with a circumferential braid or pair of braids. The chair legs were frequently of a cabriole style or a straight-legged spindle design. Needle Rock upholstery repair refurbish new vintage period piece.

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