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Wild night at the nanteos Arms

Source: Aberystwyth Observer 20/07/1867       Date: 1867
Copyright:       Type: Newspaper
Description: Although the pub isn't mentioned by name, Mr and Mrs Beyston were licensees of the Nanteos Arms at that date.

DRUNK. P.C. 31, sworn Witness was on duty at 11 o'clock on the night of Friday last, and saw the defendant, John Jones, come out ot Beyston's house drunk and noisy, with a crowd round him. The defendant called witness, who advised him to go home Defendant said he did not lodge, but kept a dwelling- house. Witness told him if he did not go to his dwelling-house he would give him a night's lodging. Witness then went into Beyston's. Defendant said his children were with him, and he did not say "nothing to nobody." Fined 2s. 6d., and costs.

DISORDERLY HOUSE. P.C. Evans, sworn On the same night, at the same place, witness went into Beyston's house, where there were a number of men and women drunk, and dancing to the music of a fiddle. They were creating a great noise. They had been there from eight o'clock. Witness told Mrs. Beyston she ought to keep the house more quiet. P.C. Evans, 23. sworn, gave evidence in corroboration of the last witness. Witness told Mrs. Beyston not to draw any more drink for the men and women that were drunk, but she took no notice of him. There was a crowd collected outside the door by the noise inside. Mrs Beyston made a long rambling defence, and stated that all the company were as "sober as a judge." The Mayor severely reprimanded the defendant. Fined 10s., and costs. Beyston said he would go to gaol before he'd pay one penny, and left the court protesting noisely.
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Nanteos Arms , Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth