The Birmingham Mail (UK) relates a tale of Robert Plant being turned away at the inn. In a travel piece about Ynyshir Hall in Wales, writer Adrian Caffery quotes Joan Reen, the owner of the establishment:
“One winter’s night an old Volvo roared up the hotel drive and a guy jumped out with a long mane of wild, curly hair.
“He wanted a room but he was dressed, well, rather casually. There was no one booked in so I told him we were closed and sent him away.
“My son had seen the man approach reception from his room and came rushing down the stairs. ‘Don’t you know who that was?’ he said. ‘It was Robert Plant!’ I had no idea.”
Luckily, Robert, who owns a property nearby in Artists Valley, returned to Ynyshir Hall and has been a regular visitor ever since, taking great delight in teasing Joan about the incident.