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Details of pub: Royal Oak Inn, Cardigan / Aberteifi

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Address/Location: 11 Quay Street
OS Grid Ref: SN1761345956
Opened: c.      
Closed: NOT KNOWN       Type: Pub
Summary: In existence 1825-1906 (Glen Johnson's list from Trade Directories, Census returns etc.)

2016: seems to be divided into two dwellings/shops, housing Abdul's Tandoori and the Cardigan Islamic Cultural Centre

Notes: 1830
John Phillips ('Cardigan in 1830' WGWWA 11 Sept 1902)

1871 Census
John Davies 69, Innkeeper (property not named, but it's the only one)

licensee: David Davies (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

1881 Census
Elizabeth Davies, Widow, 46, Innkeeper

"The lots and prices were: In Cardigan—Prince of Wales Inn, £480 dwelling-house, &c., adjoining, dwelling houses, &c., adjoining the Ivy Bush Inn, £430 (value ;£180), Castle Arms Inn, &c., £190, Half-Moon Inn, &c., £320, Royal Oak Inn and 2 houses adjoining, £ 500, 2 houses opposite the last lot, £ 180 and storehouses and quay behind the Royal Oak £520" S Wales Daily News, 5 July 1882

"the landlord of the Royal Oak Inn, Quay- street, was fined 30s. and costs, and his license was endorsed, for keeping his house open at 11.27 p.m., on Saturday, the 11th inst.- For being on the premises on the night in question, Captain Evan Ross, of the smack Margaretta. was fined 20s. and costs (he not putting in an appearance), and James Williams, shipwright, 10s. and costs. The landlord was cautioned by the bench, as he had offended against the Licensing Act before, and was a member of the town council. " CN 29 May 1885

"P.C. Lewis Davies charged Capt. David Davies, of the Royal Oak. Quay-street, with keeping his house open for the sale of intoxicating liquors on the previous Sunday, A fine of £2 and costs was imposed. " CN 22 Nov 1889
1901 Census
William Lewis 41 Certificated Teacher and Inn Keeper
wife Mary 38
dau Annie M Adam, M, 18, Assistant Mistress Teacher

Mary Anne Lewis, fined 5s. for selling bottled beer on Sunday. WGWWA 31 July 1902

Petty Sessions: Cardigan; number on list: 39; name of premises: Royal Oak Inn; Parish / Place: Cardigan; Licensee: Harries, John; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Swansea Old Brewery; free or tied: tied; tied to: Swansea Old Brewery; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)

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