Berriew (Welsh: Aberriw) is a village in Powys, Wales. It is on the Montgomeryshire Canal and the river Rhiw near the merge with the River Severn. The village has won several 'Best Kept Village' awards - although the scheme has now been stopped.
Main facilities in Berriew[change | change source]
The village bowling green is outside the village on the way to Brooks/Bettws. The bowling green is used regularly. The village primary school is by the road leading to Castle Caereinion.
The football pitch and tennis courts are past the Talbot pub & restaurant. There are two pubs in the village centre - the Talbot and the Lion hotel. There is also the Horseshoes, a little way out of the village.
Glansevern Hall and Gardens are also near to the village.
The village post office at the corner shop, closed on Monday 20th October, 2008, and a new outreach service opened in the SPAR Stores shop also in the village a day later on 21 October 2008.
Berriew is the home of Berriew Football Club.
Mirror-artist and sculptor, Andrew Logan, bought the village squash courts and converted the building into The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture.
The church is dedicated to St. Beuno, supposidly born in the village.
Best kept village in Wales[change | change source]
Berriew has won this competition many times. It was first won in 1970.