The Afandale was built in 1877, originally a hotel in the heart of the bustling mining village of Cymmer. It then became a pub, indeed one of many pubs in Cymmer which on a Tuesday night was one of the most popular areas in South Wales. Following its many years as a pub, the Afandale became a gym and boxing club. The Afandale then became a pottery and a craft shop until the 1980/90’s. Finally it has now turned a full circle and become an accommodation provider again.