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Details of pub: Crown Inn, Cardigan / Aberteifi

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Address/Location: 24 Quay Street
OS Grid Ref: SN1771745962
Opened: c.      
Closed: 1908       Type: Pub
Summary: In existence 1839-1908 (Glen Johnson's list from Trade Directories, Census returns etc.)

Meeting place of the New Commercial Club, established or first registered: 1840
(JD Pratt’s list, printed, no. 54, date of approval by Pratt 7.11.1840)
Meeting place of the New Victoria Society, established or first registered: 1844
(JD Pratt’s list, printed no. 63, date of approval by Pratt 1.8.1844)

Listed as Alehouse (not PH) in compensation list

Notes: 1845
"CARDIGAN.—On the 31st ult. the following parish officers appointed for the ensuing year for the parish of Saint Mary, in Cardigan:—Mr. John Davies, innkeeper, Quay-street, and Mr. John Jones, formerly landlord of the Black Lion Hotel, to be overseers of the poor" Pembs Herald 11 April 1845

True Ivorites conference: "After the service the procession was joined by many distinguished visitors, and having paraded the principal streets of the town, they proceeded to the Crown Inn, where the visitors took refreshment and departed highly delighted with their cordial reception. The dinner was ordered at three o'clock, when upwards of one hundred of the brethren sat down to an excellent social entertainment." Pembs Herald 22 May 1846

"CARDIGAN. On Friday afternoon as a cart, returning from this town to Penallt, near Kilgerran, was going over the bridge, it accidently upset, and threw the driver. John Davis, to the ground, by which he received a severe concussion on the brain. He was taken to the house of Mrs. Thomas, bonnet maker. Bridge Parade, and attended by Mr. N. L. Noot, surgeon, and his assistant, who dressed his wounds; after which he was removed to the Crown Inn, where he now lies in a precarious state. " Pembs Herald 11 Oct 1850

Licensee: Davies, John
Slater’s Directory, 1868
licensee: Margaret Davies (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

"CHARGE OF STEALING FROM THE PERSON, On Thursday, the 9th inst, at the Guildhall (before the Mayor, Mr W. P. Evans, Mr Levi James, and Mr W. Wood- ward), Thomas Howell Phillips, clerk, residing at Greenfield-square, was brought up under a warrant charged with stealing two sovereigns from the person of Capt Rowland Roberts, of Portmadoc, at the Crown Inn, on the previous Tuesday evening. Prisoner was remanded until Friday, when, after a protracted hearing, he pleaded guilty. The deed being one of peculiar daring, the prosecutor being supposed to be asleep at the time, he was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour in Carmarthen gaol." Welshman 17 Dec 1880

1881 Census
Ebenezer Harris 62 Innkeeper, wife Matilda 51

"the license of the Crown Inn was transferred from Ebenezer Harries to Mrs Rees" CN 6 Apr 1883
Re-opened in October, 1884. 'Finest wines and spirits. Oyster lunch from 12 daily. Proprietor D Jenkins.'
Cardigan History column, Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser, 17.11.1939

Receiving orders: David Phillips, of the Crown Inn, Cardigan, licensed victualler and haulier. London Gazette 2 July 1897
Petty Sessions: Cardigan; number on list: 15; name of premises: Crown Inn; Parish / Place: Cardigan; Licensee: Nicholson, Henry; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Allsopp's Brewery; free or tied: tied; tied to: Allsopp's Brewery; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)

"CROWN INN, CARDIGAN. The total amount claimed in this case was put at £ 528 14s. 0d., made up of trade profits £227 14s. 0d., rent £ 286, and trade fixtures £ 15. Mrs Elizabeth Davies, the tenant was called and said she took the house in February last and had been doing good business. Mr Evans of Cardigan, gave evidence as to the trade now done, which he said had made considerable headway. The registered owners are Messrs Allsopps and Sons, and Mr Hindley their agent, was in attendance at the Court." AO 17 Sept 1908

Closed, Compensation £138
(County Licencing Committee, 1905-1938 Ceredigion Archives, Cards/QS/L/1)

Additional information


Compensation claim notice 1908

Date: 1908


Objection - drink not served

Date: 1898

People associated with this establishment
Harries, Ebenezer [1819-]