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Details of pub: Saddlers Arms, Cardigan / Aberteifi

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Address/Location: 22 High Street
OS Grid Ref: SN1777746120
Opened: c.      
Closed: open 2018       Type: Pub
Summary: In existence from at least 1839 (Glen Johnson's list from Trade Directories, Census returns etc.)

Closed in 2016? No web references after that. Business for sale
Re-opened 2017

Notes: 1875
licensee: David Jones (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

"At 3 o'clock on Wednesday, October 10, Mrs. Bridget Davies was drowned in the River Tivy, and her body was removed to the Saddler's Arms, High Street, Cardigan. Notice was sent the same (Wednesday) evening to the Coroner of the district, viz., Mr. J. H. Evans, Newcastle Emlyn, followed by a telegram urging upon him the importance of holding the Inquest at the earliest possible moment. It was not until Saturday, October 13th inst., at 12 o'clock noon, that the Inquest was held, at which time the body was not in a fit state to view, and to do so was risking the health of the jurors and the public. We would point out to you that the body was laid in a public house, which carries on an extensive business, and into which a great number of people resort, especially on a Saturday. We feel it our duty to memorialize you on the matter, so that you may take such steps as are necessary to insure the punctual holding of inquests in this district in future. Owing to the above-mentioned facts, the funeral of the deceased had to take place on Sunday, much against the wishes of the relatives and friends of the deceased, and also the general public, there being in this town a strong objection to funerals being held on the Sabbath day."
WGWWA 1 Nov 1900

Petty Sessions: Cardigan; number on list: 35; name of premises: Saddlers' Arms; Parish / Place: Cardigan; Licensee: Griffiths, Daniel; owner or tenant : owner; registered owner : D Griffiths, Saddlers' 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)

Additional information

Pub sign:

Pub sign, 2006



Auction of several pubs

Date: 1884


Temporary closure 2016

Date: 2016


Suicide of Bridget Davies

Date: 1900