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Details of pub: Angel, Aberystwyth

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Address/Location: 6 Church Street / 57-59 Great Darkgate St / St James Square SY23 1DW
OS Grid Ref: SN5817281602
Opened: before 1769      
Closed: open 2017       Type: Pub
Summary: This pub was established by the 18th century. It overlooked the site of the market in St James Square on what was originally called Church Street, then Upper Darkgate Street, then became part of Great Darkgate Street.
The present double frontage once incorporated Thomas Davies' shop (on the right-hand side, facing the outside).
see photograph by Lewis the Mart, NLW, vol. 1392, no. 9697
It is said that during the 70s and early 80s, this pub was popular with incomers, often referred to as hippies, who were able to take drugs here without fear of being thrown out.

Notes: 1769
"A picture representing a fair in front of the Angel Inn in 1769, and a view of the old corn market were given" Report of a lecture in 1902
1816
Mrs Watkins, widow, Angel Inn, Upper Darkgate Street, (Aberystwyth Guide, 1816)
1822
Robert Jones, Angel, St James' Square
(Pigot’s directory, 1822)
1823
licensee: Mary Watkins
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
1825
licensee: Robert Jones
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
1826
licensee: Robert Jones
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
1830
licensee: Robert Jones
source: Pigot and Co, 1830
1837
licensee: Robert Jones
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
1868
Licensee: David Thomas
Slater’s Directory, 1868
1871
licensee: David Thomas
source: Post Office directory, 1871
1875
Angel, David Thomas, Inn and Public House, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, (Worrall's Directory, (1875)
1879
Prenuptual settlement of David Evans of Aberystwyth, draper's assistant, and Mary Anne Thomas of the Angel Inn, Aberystwyth, being a grant of the Angel Inn and a draper's shop and premises, forming part of the same building, to David Roberts in trust to the uses of the marriage, 1879.
NLW, Roberts and Evans, David Roberts of Trefechan; CB7/7
1905
listed, see attachment.
1905
"THE ANGEL.-The Angel Inn, Great Dark-gate street, one of the oldest licensed houses in the town, has been purchased by Messrs D. Roberts and sons, The Brewery. The house has been in the occupation of Mrs Evans, who has just retired, and her family for half-a-century" Aber.Obs. 23 Feb 1905
1926
From list of freehold properties owned by David Roberts and Sons, 31.3.1926
Angel Inn and Shop adjoining and cottage, Castle Street, Aberystwyth
NLW , Roberts and Evans, David Roberts of Trefechan; CB7/7
1950s
Angel Inn, Mr and Mrs Davies, public house, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, (Anon, (1950s), Official Guide, p. 51, advert)



Additional information

Pub sign:

Pub sign, 2006

Date:

Map:

Upper Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, 50 inch, 1905

Date:

Photograph:

Angel Inn, Upper Greatdarkgate Street, Aberystwyth

Date: 1960 (approx)

Painting:

The Angel, Aberystwyth, 1797

Date: 1797

Photograph:

The Angel, Aberystwyth, 2016

Date: 2016

Photograph:

Angle pub sign, 2016

Date: 2016

Photograph:

The Angel, Aberystwyth, 2016

Date: 2016

Newspaper:

List of pubs summonsed for using unstamped measures

Date: 1874