Llywelyn’s Pub was opened in St. Louis at 4747 McPherson by Jack Brangle. Along with Cafe Balaban and Duff’s Restaurant, it marked the beginning of the present-day Central West End business district. Llywelyn's Pub served primarily Welsh fare and was a small intimate pub with the cook's line located beside the bar.
In the late eighties, the adjacent property was acquired. A new kitchen was installed and a dining room was added; the menu was expanded and Llywelyn’s Pub could now offer a true restaurant setting along with the bar.
In 1997, the present owner acquired the Pub. The theme was expanded to include both Irish and Scottish selections and Llywelyn’s became a “Celtic” Pub. The menus were expanded, the décor and seating arrangements were changed and the Pub re-opened in the Fall of 1997.
After three very successful years, the demand for more seating drove the ownership to expand into the second floor. A new full-service bar was opened along with seating for restaurant overflow and private parties. Llywelyn’s Loft was an instant hit. Soon after, the parking lot located in the rear of the Pub was converted into one of St. Louis’s most hidden and charming beer gardens with a full-service bar and a beautiful mural based on the work of Thomas Guilroy, the famous Guinness beer artist.
In 2003, Llywelyn’s launched its most ambitious project to date. An old machine shop in historic Webster Groves was converted into the next Llywelyn’s Pub. An old Gaslight Square bar along with a giant vaulted ceiling are the main features of the pub. The menu was then expanded to offer a greater selection of Celtic fare. A few years later, the restaurant added a banquet room with its own full-service bar; it is used for both parties and additional restaurant seating.
Passion for community
We are dedicated to providing a warm and inviting community gathering place; while celebrating Celtic inspired food and drink. Through our knowledgeable and friendly staff we are committed to a personalized guest experience.
At Llywelyn’s Pub we pride ourselves on family; we count on our relationships to ensure we achieve the common goal. The following list is our pledge to you:
Integrity – we will do the right thing
Excellence – a consistent quality experience
Uniqueness – distinctive Celtic inspired atmosphere
Teamwork – collectively sharing individual talents
Giving Back – supporting our communities