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Details of pub: Castle Hotel, Aberystwyth

Other names:
Address/Location: South Road
OS Grid Ref: SN5807081429
Opened: c. 1907      
Closed: open 2017       Type: Hotel
Summary: It is claimed that this used to be the Shipwrights Arms, and was completely rebuilt in about 1907, but there was a Shipwrights Arms around the corner in Custom House Street.

Notes: 1905
Not on the 1905 list
4 June 1907
Shipwright’s Row, Shipwright’s Arms (now Castle Hotel, South Road), extension (the ‘extension’ is in fact the building of the entire present-day Castle Hotel) (5 ff)
ARCHITECT: J.E. Morgan
OWNER: D. Roberts and sons
Ceredigion Archives, ABM/BC/S/11, PLAN NO: S11
1909
Leased by Aberystwyth Corporation to David Roberts and Sons Ltd. (Leases were often signed only after certain conditions had been met, in this case, probably the completion of the new building.)
Abstract of deeds, Ceredigion Archives, SMB/A 62

1916
Transfer: from D Wells to John William Jones.

1923
Castle Hotel, Moule, A.E., hotel proprietor, South Road, Aberystwyth, (Aberystwyth Corporation, Aberystwyth, the Biarritz of Wales, p. 14, (1923), advert)
1926
Among the many freehold properties owned by David Roberts and Sons, 31.3.1926
NLW , Roberts and Evans, David Roberts of Trefechan; CB7/7
1930
surrender from: David Roberts and Sons Ltd to: Corporation
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 62.21
1934
Castle Hotel, Griffiths, J., hotel proprietor, South Road, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide and Souvenir, p. 103, (1934), advert, photograph)
1940s
Castle Hotel, Abbot, L.E., hotel proprietor, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide, p. 48, (1940s), advert)
1950s
Castle Hotel, Abbott, L.E., hotel proprietor, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Aberystwyth, Where Sunshine Awaits you , p. 44, (1950s), advert)
1950s
Castle Hotel, Captain and Mrs Lewis, C.T., hotel proprietor, South Road, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide, p. 35, (1950s), advert, photograph)
1956
Castle Hotel, Captain and Mrs Lewis, C.T., hotel propreitor, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide, p. 40, (1956), advert)
1958
Castle Hotel, Captain and Mrs Lewis, C.T., hotel proprietor, South Road, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide, p. 35, (1958), advert, photograph)
1959
Castle Hotel, Captain and Mrs Lewis, C.T., hotel proprietor, South Road, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide, p. 34, (1959), advert, photograph)


Additional information

Pub sign:

Pub sign, 2006

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Photograph:

Castle Hotel sign, English, 2016

Date: 2016

Photograph:

Castle Hotel sign, Welsh, 2016

Date: 2016

Photograph:

Castle Hotel, Aberystwyth, 2016

Date: 2016

Photograph:

Castle Hotel, Aberystwyth, Lounge bar window, 2016

Date: 2016

Photograph:

Castle Hotel, Aberystwyth, Public bar window, 2016

Date: 2016

Photograph:

Castle Hotel, Aberystwyth, Lounge bar window, 2016

Date: 2016

Postcard:

Postcard of the hotel

Date: 1910 (approx)