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Other names: Address/Location:
Pwllhai OS Grid Ref:
SN1781246133 probably Opened:
c. 1927 Type:
In existence 1841-1927 (Glen Johnson's list from Trade Directories, Census returns etc.)
2019 there is a 'Royal Buildings' at 2 Pwllhai. Probably the old pub?Notes:
licensee: John Lewis (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)
Royal Farmers and General fire insurance policy protecting nos. 1 and 2 Pwllhay, taken out by John Lewis, Innkeeper of the Royal Arms Inn, Cardigan.
Ceredigion Archives, PE/4/3
9 April 1881
Counterpart lease for the ‘Royal Arms’ Inn, Cardigan, between George Frederick William Miles and Mr John Lewis.
Ceredigion Archives, PE/2/45
"INFRINGEMENT OF THE FOOD AND DRUG ACT.—A similar charge was brought against James James, Royal Arms Inn. for selling whiskey 32 degrees under proof.—Mr W. J. Williams, solicitor, appeared for the defendant.- Fined £1 and costs. " CN 1 Dec 1893
Jane Davies Wid 48 Innkeeper
Petty Sessions: Cardigan; number on list: 28; name of premises: Royal Arms; Parish / Place: Cardigan; Licensee: Davies, Jane; owner or tenant : owner; registered owner : Jane Davies, Royal Arms Cardigan; free or tied: free; tied to: [blank]; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)
1911 Census Mrs Jane Davies, Brewer
Mrs Jane Davies
Closed, Compensation £771
(County Licencing Committee, 1905-1938 Ceredigion Archives, Cards/QS/L/1)