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Hearing about possible closure

Source: Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser 6/2/1908       Date: 1908
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The White Hart. The objection against the White Hart was then proceeded with. The Chief Constable said the objection was the same as in the previous case. There was no allegation of misconduct, but it was considered that the house was not necessary to meet the requirements of the neighbourhood. Sergt. Davies said the name of the licensee was Frederick Richard Greenaway. The house had a six-day licence. The bar was 14ft. 6in. j by 12ft. 10in., the parlour 14ft. 8in. by 9ft. 6in., the back parlour lift, by 9ft 10in., and I the kitchen 22ft. 4in. by 12ft. There was also a cellar and a brew house on the ground floor. There were six bedrooms in the house on the first floor, and two attics, which latter could be made into bedrooms. The Chairman I remember years ago the Borough Petty Sessions were held at this house. The Chief Constable: Was it a warmer room than this ? (Laughter). The Chairman Well, it was very comfortable. Proceeding, Sergeant Davies said there was a good-sized backyard, and closets and urinal There was stabling for 20 or more horses. The rateable value was £15 5s which covered the house and stables. The Angel Hotel was the nearest public house, which was much larger than the White Hart In his opinion, the White Hart was not necessary to the needs of the locality. Mr. Ivor Evans asked to be allowed to ask a question on behalf of the landlord. Mr. Ivor Evans: Knowing the localitty as you do could the house be put to another use if the licence were taken away?-Witness: Yes. Would it not be suitable for a temperance hotel? Yes; there is not a temperance hotel with a stable
The Licensee (sworn), said that on a busy day he stabled from 30 to 40 horse-two in each stall. During an average week about 50 people would stable horses at the house The Chairman:Do people pub up horses at the stable- who do not use the house? The Licensee: Yes, sometimes. The Chairman: Would you like to run it as a temperance hotel? The Licensee: No, I would rather it remain as a licensed house. By the Chief Constable: there was only ordinary stabling or 20 horses. The Chief Constable asked as some people put up their horses and had to go away to get food, whether it would not be fair to turn over and enable people to have their refreshment, by making it a temperance hotel. The Licensee: I supply many of those people now. The Chairman: If you were asked for tea or coffee you would refuse it? The Licensee: No. The Chief Constable: it is against the law to refuse- T' Jenkins and Mr. J. L. Griffiths, as a deputation from the Lilly Tivy tent of the North Pembrokeshire and South Cardiganshire District of the Independent Order of Rechabites, presented a petition to the Bench, praying them to do their utmost to reduce the number of public houses in the borough. The Bench consulted in private, and on the public being re-admitted, the Chairman said' that in reference to the Golden Lion and the White Hart, the Bench decided that the question of the renewal of the license be referred to Quarter Sessions for compensation or renewal on the ground that the licences were not required, and that provisional licences be granted to the respective tenants"
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White Hart Inn , 11 St Mary Street, Cardigan

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