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Details of pub: New Inn, Aberystwyth

Other names:
Address/Location: 28 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth
OS Grid Ref: SN5832381689
Opened: c.      
Closed: NOT KNOWN       Type: Pub
Summary: This is said to have been one of the pubs frequented by non-conformists.
'The house patronised by the Baptists was the New Inn, in Great Darkgate street. At the beginning of the [19th] century it was owned by Morgan Morgan, the Post, to whose son John it passed on the old man's death. The son sold it to pay off the expenses of litigation in which he became involved. The buyer was David Rees, a deacon amongst the Baptists, and thus it became the rendezvous of that body.'
Article on Local Nonconformist Vestry Taverns by David Samuel, The Aberystwith Observer, 2nd April 1896

Was the meeting place of the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society 1875 - see att.

Notes: 1822
David Rees, New Inn, Great Darkgate Street (Pigot’s directory, 1822)
1823, 1825, 1826
licensee: David Rees
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
1830
licensee: David Rees,
source: Pigot and Co, 1830
1837
On the list of premises which were provided with water by the Aberystwyth Improvement Commissioners, 1837. Occupier / Landlord: David Rees, 28 Great Darkgate Street (Ceredigion Archives)
1875
New Inn, John Williams, Inn and Public House, 28 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

1888 on 50-inch map

1897
Report in newspaper about Miss Edith Eleanor M'Kay, dau. of Henry M'Kay, landlord of the New Inn. She was visiting a friend in Newport, and met a boy called Tremain. They agreed to marry, and left for Birmingham. He then 'borrowed' the £2 in gold that she had, and disappeared. Case appeared in court, and they then got married." Weekly Mail 19 June 1897

1905
Petty Sessions: Aberystwyth; number on list: 25; name of premises: New Inn; Parish / Place: Aberystwyth; Licensee: Delahay, G.H.; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : City Brewery, Litchfield; free or tied: tied; tied to: City Brewery; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)

Additional information

Photograph:

New Inn, Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth

Date: 1900 (approx)

Newspaper:

Non-conformist taverns in Aberystwyth

Date: 1896

Newspaper:

Ancient Order of Foresters meetings

Date: 1875

Newspaper:

Poaching publicans!

Date: 1899