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Details of pub: New Inn, Llangrannog

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OS Grid Ref: SN3380252068
Opened: c.      
Closed: open 2017       Type: Pub
Summary: This inn was just over 11 miles from Cardigan on the road to Aberaeron (22 miles), in the parish of Llangranog. It was probably the one marked as 'A House of Entertainment' on Kitchen's map of 1785.

1861 Census next to Bonyn and Bonyn bach.

2017: address on licence is Rhydlewis, Llandysul

Notes: 1794
New Inn [between Cardigan and Aberaeron] a good house of refreshment
Baker, J., A Picturesque Guide through Wales and the Marches; interspersed with the most interesting subjects of antiquity in that principality.
1st edition, (1791-1797) (1794 for Cardiganshire?), p. 199
About twelve miles from Cardigan, we passed a hovel, called the New Inn, which appeared as wretched as the mountains on which it stood.
Manners, John Henry, (Fifth Duke of Rutland) 1778-1857, Journal of a tour through north and south Wales, the Isle of Man, [in 1797] (1805), p. 194
Arrived at Llangranog New Inn
George Lipscomb, G., Journey into South Wales…in the year 1799 (London, 1802), p. 170
A tedious journey over a rocky track, which is here dignified with the name of a turnpike, disposed the traveller to be pleased with the sheltered situation of the New Inn, at the bottom of the hill; but he will find his entertainments most untoward.
Malkin, B.H., The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography of South (1804), p. 403
To Aberaeron, taking the New Inn as our halfway house. These new inns occur frequently in Wales and are very similar to our English hedge alehouses of the most humble order reserving [?] to the Welsh landlady, however, the pre-eminence in point of breakfast, a meal which generally speaking is well provided.
White, James, Picturesque Excursion into South Wales, 1805, British Library Add MSS 44991, p. 82
Marked as New Inn
Roper and Cole map, 1809
At the New Inn, 11 miles from Cardigan, we baited about an hour in the place, a common pothouse
Anon, A journal of tours to Tenby, Aberystwyth, etc., from August 9 to September 3, 1831; NLW MSS 6685C, p. 36, 24th August 1831
The New Inn is a solitary temple of Mercury, convenient and comfortable, and situated half-way between Cardigan and Aberayron.
Anon (Pedestres), A Pedestrian Tour of Thirteen Hundred and Forty Seven Miles through Wales and England, (1836), p. 357
1861 Census
John Davies, 52, wife Rachel
licensee: John Davies (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)
Petty Sessions: Penrhiwpal; number on list: 13; name of premises: New Inn; Parish / Place: Llangranog parish; Licensee: Davies, Owen; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Capt Jordan, Llangranog; free or tied: free; tied to: [blank]; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 7. (1905 list)

Additional information


part of the Map of Cardiganshire by Kitchen, 1785



6 inch OS Map, (1906)