The Mayhill Hotel

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The Mayhill Hotel
Mayhill Hotel, Monmouth
Former names The Mayhill Pub
Alternative names The May Hill Hotel
General information
Type Public House
Address May Hill, Nr Wyesham
Town or city Monmouth
Country Wales
Coordinates 51°48′36″N 2°42′19″W / 51.809949°N 2.705244°W / 51.809949; -2.705244Coordinates: 51°48′36″N 2°42′19″W / 51.809949°N 2.705244°W / 51.809949; -2.705244
Landlord Stuart Jones

The Mayhill Hotel is a public house and hotel located Wyesham Road, Monmouth, Wales. The pub is situated between the roads leading to Wyesham and the Forest of Dean and as such claims it is the Last Pub in Wales.[1]


The building did not open as a public house & Hotel until the 20th Century. In the 18th Century it accommodated lodgers. Founded in 1830 the building became a school called the May Hill Academy for a short period in the 1820s[2] it was run by the Davies family.[3] Frank Shelly was the first proprietor of the Public House and Hotel and advertised the Hotel in 1924 as Family and Commercial, board residence, luncheons, dinners and teas. Electric light throughout. In the 1930s Mrs E Braint was the manageress when the pub was serving Ind Coope and Allsopp Burton Ales.


  1. ^ Heather Hurley, The Pubs of Monmouth Chepstow and The Wye Valley, Logaston Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-904396-87-1, page 115
  2. ^ Keith Kissack, Victorian Monmouth, The Monmouth Historical and Educational trust, ISBN 0-9503386-2-1, page 126
  3. ^ The Spectator p.476. London: F.C. Westley. 1829.