Where we are:
Pant Memorial Hall is located on the main A483 road through Pant. The postcode is SY10 9QG.
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We are on the main road that runs through the village – look out for the ‘Pant’ road signs as you enter the village from either direction on the A483. Ignore any satnav that sends you down a side turning!
From Oswestry; look for the pedestrian crossing and the McColls store on the right. The hall is the single-storey building next on your left with the car park entrance at the far end. The red phone box is a good landmark – and it works! If you see the Cross Guns pub, you’ve missed us so turn around there. Here’s the sign at the car park entrance.
From Llanymnech or Welshpool: Go past the Cross Guns pub which will be on your left, and round the bend. The hall is on your right just after the Tregarthen Lane/Station Road cross roads. Look out for the artwork and planters on this end of the building.
If you’ve come down the minor lanes from the east to Pant, you’ll emerge either from Rhiew Revel Lane or Station Road. Turn right from both. There is no road route into Pant from the west, from that direction you’ll arrive on the A483 in Llanymynech (turn left) or Llynclys (turn right).
Approximate travel times to Pant in normal traffic conditions: Oswestry 10 minutes. Welshpool 20 minutes, Shrewsbury 30 minutes, Chester 60 minutes, Wrexham 40 minutes.
Nearest fuel stations: Four Crosses to the south, Oswestry to the north (one on the Mile End roundabout on the A483, three more in the town)
Buses serving Pant as at July 2021 – here’s hoping for more one day:
- T12 Oswestry – Machynlleth. About every 2 hours Mon-Sat, finishing early evening. Please see the Trawscymru website for up to date information.
- Bus 72 Llanfyllin to Oswestry: Tanat Valley bus service, 3 a day each way in the mornings. Timetable on this link.
- Bus 74 Llanfyllin to Shrewsbury: Tanat Valley bus service, one a day each way. Timetables on this link.
- Bus 71 Four Crosses to Oswestry: Arriva West Midlands, one a day each way in term times as this is the school service.
If you do get the bus, here’s where to catch it:
- From the north, buses stop either by the hall or on the corner of Station Road – just ask to be set down and wave to be picked up.
- From the south, there is an official bus stop on the other side of the road, just south of Tregarthen Lane.
Our nearest railway station is Gobowen – around 8 miles away and because this is Shropshire, in normal traffic conditions the drive takes around 15 minutes. There are buses from the station to Oswestry, from where you can change to a service to Pant if you time it right. You can also take a train to Shrewsbury and take the Arriva 70 or 576 services to Oswestry, then either wait for a bus or arrange a taxi.
If you are planning to cycle, we recommend that you use the local roads rather than the A483 which has no cycle lane (and often no pavement).
Here are the public contact details for the hall:
- General enquiries: email@example.com
- Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Booking mobile (or any phone enquiries, they will be passed on): 07913 565708
- NEW: Whatsapp to the same number!
- Post (or just drop a note in the box): Pant Memorial Hall, Pant, Oswestry SY10 9QG
You can also message us via our social media feeds, and we post regular updates on the facebook page too.
Please remember that the committee are volunteers – we are usually quick in replying but your understanding is appreciated. Check your spam box if a reply is missing.
About Pant and the surrounding area
Pant is a village of around 2000 people, on the very edge of England just north and east of the Welsh border. If you’re wondering, the name means ‘hollow’ in reference to the great big rocks to the west of us. As well as the hall, there’s a shop (just opposite the hall) which has a post office inside and a post box outside. The Cross Guns pub is half a mile to the south of us along the main road, next to the village school. And we even have a working phone box beside the hall.
There are many lovely walks in the area, either down the hill towards the Shropshire plain or up the hill on to Llanymynech rocks and towards Offa’s dyke. The artwork on the side of the hall represents our beautiful area, although it is ‘not to be used for navigation’ (!) The village has a golf course (‘drive in Wales, putt in England’) and a horse-riding centre with accommodation. There’s a choice of other accommodation nearby as well as in the surrounding towns.
Things that you might expect to see in Pant but won’t – a parish church (we’re split between the parishes of Morton and Llanymynech so that’s where the churches are, although we do have an active Methodist chapel), a war memorial pillar (the hall IS the war memorial), a mainline railway (not any more, just a ‘Station Road’) and Welsh signs (we are in England – the border runs above us on the rocks, and to the south of us before Llanymynech).
Things that we have that might surprise you: a village website, Pant Today, a heritage railway with our very own station, a heritage area with some unique features, mobile phone coverage (as long as it is O2 or Vodafone, EE and 3 are minimal), generally good weather (we’re in the rain shadow of the Welsh hills although that doesn’t mean it won’t get wet sometimes) and an eclectic mix of local businesses.