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Details of pub: Bear Inn, Cardigan / Aberteifi

Other names:
Address/Location: 22 Pwllhai
OS Grid Ref: SN1793646047
Opened: before 1861      
Closed: c. 1907       Type: Pub
Summary: In existence 1861-1907 (Glen Johnson's list from Trade Directories, Census returns etc.)
Compensation notice in 1907 refers to it as an alehouse, not a PH

1881 Census shows it as 22 Pwllhai. OS Maps aren't clear about house numbering, and don't mark most PHs. 1905 1:2500 does faintly show 'PH'. Court report in 1892 refers to a 'passageway to a back door' so probably one of the passages on the OS map.

Notes: 1875
licensee: Mary Jenkins (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

1882 Census
Mary Jenkins, Wid, 79
1889
"Keeping Licenced Premises open during Illegal Hours. P.S Evan Davies charged David Griffiths, grocer's assistant of Crosswell-terrace, Neath, Glam., landlord of the Bear Inn, Pwllhai, with keeping his licenced premises open for the sale of intoxicants on the morning of Sunday, the 30th of June. Mr H. R. Daniel appeared for defendant. Evidence having been given that a person was found upon the premises about two a.m.. and as this house had for some time been watched by the police the Bench considered the case proved, and fined defendant the sum of £3 and costs. " CN 19 July 1889
1892
Open on a Sunday - see article
Landlord: David Griffiths
1905
Petty Sessions: Cardigan; number on list: 40; name of premises: Bear Inn; Parish / Place: Cardigan; Licensee: Doughton, Richard; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Miller and Co, Bristol; 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)
1907
Closed, Compensation £466
(County Licencing Committee, 1905-1938 Ceredigion Archives, Cards/QS/L/1)




Additional information

Newspaper:

Compensation payments

Date: 1907

Newspaper:

Compensation claim notice 1907

Date: 1907

Newspaper:

Sunday opening

Date: 1892