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DaveR

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2012, 03:59:02 PM »
The Albion will be reopening on February 3rd. I'm sure we wish them all the best with their new enterprise.

DaveR

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #60 on: January 21, 2012, 04:00:54 PM »
The Bluebell Pub in Castle Street is a sorry sight at the moment. There must be people still living there though, you can see a person standing in the window on the upper floor:

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snowcap

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2012, 04:41:09 PM »
it,s not a spirit then?

martin

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #62 on: January 21, 2012, 04:43:35 PM »
 $donald$ $donald$

Pendragon

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2012, 10:55:13 PM »
Here is some more information I have found on the old pubs of Conwy.

All this information is credited to a gentleman named Ray castle (a former scout leader from Conwy)

The Crown inn/Crown Vaults or Crown Tavern.

This pub was where Ieuan Edwards butchers shop is now at the foot of Crown lane.

Below is the list of people who lived in The Crown

1837   John Jones of the Crown Inn dies, aged 82
1844-51  Ann Jones named in documents as licensee of the Crown. She is aged 72 in 1851
1856-59   Hugh Jones is licensee
1861   Grace Jones is licensee, aged 39 
1868   Grace Eccleston
1874   Robert Davies
1880-95   Elizabeth Davies
1899   J Davies
1901 and 1903  Directories name no licensee for the Crown Vaults
1910   Council permits building alterations
1911   David William Jones, plumber, occupies the building
1922   A directory lists the building as void
1925  Barclays Bank


The Black Lion (next door to the Blue bell)

For years it was believed that the house dated from 1589 the date above the door.  However tests were done on the beams in 2010 and proved the joists were infact felled 1441-42 and so it's older than Aberconwy house.

Below is the list of past occupants

John Brickdall lived here 1589 to 1607. He married on 10 May 1578, had at least six children and died in 1607, the year the Black Death decimated Conwy’s population.

Hugh Jones of the Black Lion died aged 40, 1789 

The “Black Lyon” was occupied by Hugh Hughes, 1790 

Chief rent for “Brigdale House” was 7s 4d, 1798-1800

William Williams was alehouse keeper at the Black Lion, 1801 

Edwards Williams (d.1851) named as licensee in directories 1828-35

John Davies named as licensee, 1844-51

David Roberts named as licensee, 1856-61

Another Edward Williams named as licensee, 1868-79

Thomas Jones named innkeeper, 1881-90

Black Lion bought by Grace Elen Jones for £330, 1890

The 1891 Census lists Thomas Jones, Licensed Victualler, a 9-year-old grand-daughter, a nephew (railway clerk), a daughter (barmaid) and her husband (a pig dealer from Caernarfon), plus two visiting pig-dealers from Macclesfield, Cheshire

Property acquired by Ind Coope brewery in 1897

Hugh Jones named as licensee, 1911-29

W H Morgan, electrical engineer, was operating his business here in 1932 and bought the proprety in 1935. It closed as an inn on 31 March 1935

W H Morgan let the front of the building to the Curran family (Irish) for their sweetshop, and to his ex-wife Bessie Jones, who ran a teashop business here from 1952

Ann Wilkes-Jones bought the building c.1958. With her parents, she ran an antiques business and teashop, also selling books and gifts, here. The business closed in the late 1970s, leaving the building empty

The Wilkes family sold the building to car repairer Ian Hughes in 2002. He began a restoration but family circumstances intervened. He never lived here. One of his employees created the jackdaws on the roof. In 2007 the building was placed on the market with an asking price of £281,500

Accountant Angharad Jones bought the building in April 2008

The Bridge


1868-75 William Abram, Castle View Hotel, a temperance hotel       
1880-96 Thomas Abram
1899 Miss Davies is proprietress of the Bridge Hotel, Family and Commercial
1911 Oscar J Yates
1913 AA Kerridge
1918 HB Middleton, proprietor
1922 A Middleton
1922 John William Morgan 
1928 Building Control plans approved for alterations to Bridge Hotel for Ind Coope & Co Ltd
1960 J Pitt, proprietor
2011 (June) New landlady is Lynne Plumb. Owner of pub is Marstons Breweries
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Pendragon

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2012, 07:29:50 PM »
The Boot Inn Conwy, now Alfedos restaurant


1798 William Lardner, landlord

1828 Richard Lardner

1835 Catherine Lardner

1844-1847 Rowland Jones

1850-1851 Jane Jones and son Robert

1856-1859 Thomas Evans

1861-1868 Mary Smith

1874-1875 R Prichard

1880-1885/6 William Davies

1889 H D Williams.

1889-1895 M Dougall, Boot Inn

1911-1922 Mrs Margaret Dougall

1925-1926 Evan Jones

1929 Mrs AS Jones

1932-1939 Mrs ME Jones

Thanks to Ray Castle for this information.


The Black Horse where the bakery is now, next door to the Traditional Sweet Shop Castle street Conwy.


1825 Thomas Aneurin Roberts born at Black Horse (his father was landlord). He became headmaster of Conwy’s National School and Conwy postmaster in 1842.
1834-1856 Licensee Thomas Roberts (memorial inscription to him in St Mary’s Church)
1868-1875 Silence Roberts
1880 John Evans
1881-1886 Elizabeth Owen
1886 Robert Prichard
1895 Margaret Jones
1899 J C Smallwood
1911-14 Main part of premises is Emu Restaurant, run by John Roberts
1915-1929 Main part is the Victoria Tea Rooms, run by M Theo Jones
1932-67 Main part is the Victoria Café, run by Gerald Veale
1967-96 Main part is Veale’s Bakery, run by Brian Veale
1998-present Main part is Popty Conwy Bakery

All this information is credited to a gentleman named Ray castle (a former scout leader from Conwy)
Only hindsight has 20/20 vision
Angiegram - A romantic notion derived from the more mundane truth.

Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." -Bob Marley

sgbright

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2013, 12:07:28 PM »
According to an old will I have in the 1870s and the 1911 census there was also a george & dragon at 12 bridge st llanrwst.  any thoughts?