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Description of pub and situation

Source: Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser 13/02/1908       Date: 1908
Copyright:       Type: Newspaper

Rhydygaled Arms. This house is situated in Ystrad Meurig, and the licensee Miss Jane Jenkins, made a formal application for the renewal of the licence. Sergeant Lewis said the licence was a six-day, and the house was situated on the road from Pontrhydfendigaid to Llanilar and Lledrod. It was a small house, consisting of a kitchen, bedroom, and two rooms upstairs. There was a stable, but this was used to store peat. Its rateable value was £ 3 15s. A full license was issued, but it was only used to sell beer only, and the trade was small, whilst the house was not fit to accept business. The nearest public house was Ystrad Meurig, a mile away, the latter being more convenient, the rooms larger, and accommodation given to visitors. Its trade was also larger, because the necessities were greater, being also near the railway station, and surrounded by more houses. The population in 1901 was 125, of which some 50 were at Ystradmeurig school. The population was less than it was 20 years ago by 53, and the tendency was to decrease. He knew the locality, and there was no need for two public houses, the least required being Rhydygaled Arms. There was no need for it at all. Miss Jenkins said the licence had been in existence for 60 years, and the house was three miles from Lledrod and six miles from Llanilar. She had had no complaints since she took over the licence, and had nothing else to earn a living. P.C. Thomas Jones said he had known the locality for one year and ten months, and this house did very little trade. There was no need for two houses, and Rhydygaled Arms was not required at all.
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