The database currently contains details of 991 pubs and other premises, 256 places and 209 people. There are also 309 photos and postcards, 80 pub signs, 662 newspaper articles, 252 maps and 104 documents. About 138 pubs are still open.
Use the options below to search the database.
N.B. Some pubs do not appear on the maps as we do not have a definite location for them.
Details of pub: Academy, Aberystwyth
Other names: Address/Location: OS Grid Ref:
c. 2000 Closed:
open 2017 Type:
This was formerly a Wesleyan Methodist chapel (built 1880) and the adjacent Sunday school (built 1903) on the site of the Three Jolly Sailors pub. Many of the original fittings and decoration have been preserved.Notes:
"Time capsule" from the foundations of St. Paul's Methodist chapel, now a public house in upper Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, found when the chapel was being converted into The Academy public house.
Ceredigion Archives Acc.No: 1142
Flyer for the Academy public house
Ceredigion Archives, ADX/689/5
I took a group of Dutch visitors to this pub on the afternoon Wales won the Triple Crown (rugby). The old chapel was filled with very excited fans, appropriately dressed in rugby kit, watching the match on a large screen. Quite a contrast to the intention of the builders of the chapel. Additional information