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Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #-1 on: September 12, 2010, 10:18:34 PM »
This originally appeared on my blog:

I thought I would compile a list of Conwy's pubs, past and present, vanished and in other uses, (around 30 in total, I believe) as I can't find one on the Internet (those marked * are still running as pubs today):

The Albion Vaults* (6 Uppergate Street)
The Anchor  Uppergate Street (Could be same as Crown & Anchor or Hope & Anchor possibly?)
The Black Horse (West side of Castle Street - immediately to left of Aberconwy house) (In existence in 1795)
The Black Lion (Lyon) (now semi-derelict, Castle Street) (In existence in 1795)
The Blue Bell* (Castle Street)
The Boot Inn (now r/h side of Alfredos, Lancaster Square) (In existence in 1795) (William Lardner - Landlord in 1798)
The Bull (distinct from the Bull's Head, no idea as to location - any ideas?) (In existence in 1795)
The Bridge* (Rosehill Street)
The Britannia Castle Street
The Carpenters Arms (No 6 Berry Street)
The Castle Inn/Hotel* (High Street)
The Castle View (Bangor Road, Old Co-op Building))
The Cockpit (in vicinity of the Cockpit)
The Commercial Inn Mrs Jane Fielding Llanrwst Rd Gyffin (1929)
The Conway Castle (No. 3 Berry Street) (Thomas Jones - Landlord in 1798)
The Conway [Conwy] Ferry (1798)(Landlady - Mary Davies)
The Conway [Conwy] Mariner (In existence in 1795)(Landlord - Thomas Jones)
The Crown and Anchor, Conwy (Landlord - John Jones)
The Crown Vaults Tavern (High Street, same side as Plas Mawr) (Miss Mary Annie Davies - Landlady 1910)
The Cross Keys, Conwy (In existence in 1903)
The Eagles Inn (Now Fisherman's Chip Shop, Castle Street) (In existence in 1795)
The Eccles Inn (Could this be a misspelling of Eagles Inn?)
The Feathers (Bangor Road) (Richard Lewis - Landlord in 1798)
The Foresters Arms (Gyffin, now a private house)
The George & Dragon* (21 Castle Street)
The Hall, Conwy (Landlord - John Thomas)
The Harp Hotel (High Street, where Spar (former Woolworths) is now) (Roger Rous - Landlord in 1798)(formerly The Newborough)
The Hope and Anchor, Conwy (Landlord - Robert Jones)   
The Joiners Arms (other side of Wing Gate Wall)
The Kings Head (now l/h side of Castle Hotel)
The Liverpool Arms* (on the Quay)
The Mail Coach/Coach & Horses* (High Street)
The Malt Loaf/Erskine Arms Hotel* (Rosehill Street)
The New Inn
The Newbridge Arms (Newborough Terrace)
The Old Bull's Head (High Street, in area where Bull Cottages are now)
The Pen y Grisia, Conway [Conwy] (1798)(Landlady - Catherine Jones)
The Plough Inn (site now occupied by Beresford Adams, Lancaster Square)
The Plough Bach (to left of Plough Inn (above))
The Railway Tavern, York Place, Conwy
The Red Lion (Lyon) (on High Street, opposite Conwy Pantry) (In existence in 1795)
The Rising Gull (Berry Street)
The Royal Oak Tavern (house to right of 'Smallest House' on Quay)
The Ship Tavern (now Pen Y Bryn Tearooms, High Street) (In existence in 1795)
The Ship (Castle Street)
The Soldiers Rest (by Berry Street Arch) (May also have been called Soldiers Arms)
The Sun, Conway (In existence in 1795 - Mary Jones Landlady)
The Swan (Berry Street, now Swan Cottage B&B)
The Union Tavern (Church Street)
The White Horse (Uppergate Street)
The White Lion, Conwy (Landlord - Nathaniel Atkinson)

I've complied a list from various sources, including Gwynedd Archives, but any mistakes are mine. If you spot any errors or have information/anecdotes/a photo to add, please do so.

« Last Edit: February 18, 2011, 10:04:44 PM by DaveR »

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« on: September 12, 2010, 10:54:33 PM »
Commercial Inn Mrs Jane Fielding Llanrwst Rd Gyffin (1929)

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 11:24:36 PM »
The Albion Vaults is now closed.

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 09:32:42 AM »
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Commercial Inn Mrs Jane Fielding Llanrwst Rd Gyffin (1929)
Thanks, Sue, I shall add it into the list.  :)  Do you know whereabouts it was?

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 09:41:03 AM »
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The Albion Vaults is now closed.
That's a shame but not that much of a surprise, I suppose.  :(

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 10:24:59 AM »
The entry before the Commercial Inn is "Cae Cregin, here is a public footpath - return" then the Commercial Inn, Conway and Penmaenmawr Joint Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Baclaw Farm and Here  is a lane leading to Henryd. The Foresters is not listed on the Llanrwst road entries. 

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 10:05:56 PM »
Found this photo of The Albion that i took back in 2005:
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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 06:40:25 PM »
Pendragon has kindly donated this photo of the original Albion Vaults, which i think was taken in the 1880s:

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 06:56:50 PM »
Perhaps I am missing it in your list Dave but there used to be a pub on the old A55 near to where the Penmaenbach tunnel entrance now is. I remember a visit to the area in 1964 and calling there for a drink - I thought that was called The Ship.

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 09:53:06 PM »
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Perhaps I am missing it in your list Dave but there used to be a pub on the old A55 near to where the Penmaenbach tunnel entrance now is. I remember a visit to the area in 1964 and calling there for a drink - I thought that was called The Ship.

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 09:58:16 PM »
No, the Ship was demolished in 1986 and was just before where the present Penmaenbach tunnel entrance is now, here's a pic:


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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2010, 10:25:36 PM »
Yes that's the one Dave. We started the week of our honeymoon in the area with a drink there and finished the week with a meal in Alfredo's - that was end of March/early April 1964. And now living less than a mile away!! Funny how things work out isn't it?

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Re: Pubs of Conwy
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2010, 09:17:06 PM »
You made a good choice in coming to live here, Stan!  :)  $wales

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2010, 09:29:51 PM »
I suppose that if I added the time together I have spent HOURS outside this pub.  Why outside, you may ask? Because I could'nt get inside, I was driving a car. Sunday teatime in particular, all traffic travelling towards Conwy would be at a standstill. Dont you youngsters think traffic james are a new invention. Before the Conwy tunnel, before the "new" Arrol Bridge, back to Telfords suspension bridge as the only road across (God, how old am I?)  this Pub was often the start of the queue.

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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010, 12:12:19 AM »
When I travelled this road, the queue started in Penmaenmawr, at the hight of the summer season sometimes as far as Llanfairfechan. We used to go over the Sychnant pass down into Gyffin to avoid the queue. Trouble was every local had the same idea. :(
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