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Details of pub: New Inn, PonterwydOther names: Address/Location: OS Grid Ref: Opened:
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Capital Inn and Posting-House to be let, with immediate possession, that New-built Inn, situate at Ponterwyd, on the new line of road leading from Aberystwith, through the vale of Melindwr, to Shrewsbury, Worcester, Hereford, and Cheltenham. The advantages of this Inn as a Posting-House are very great, being distant from Aberystwith only 11 miles, 16 from Llanidloes, the next stage on the road to Shrewsbury, and 21 from Rhyader, along the banks of the Wye, being the next stage to Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham, &c. Independent of its superiority as a posting-house it comprises every other advantage for a house of general accommodation, and more particularly to the lovers of angling, being close to the Rivers Rheidiol and Castell, and near to the foot of the celebrated Mill [sic = hill] of Plinliminon. The house consists of five sitting rooms and fourteen bedrooms, with offices to correspond. Stabling for 16 horses, and convenient Coach-houses. The Taker may be accommodated with any quantity of Land, and every encouragement will be given to a liberal and enterprising Tenant. Further particulars may be had on application (if by letter, post-paid) to Mr. WM. Williams, North Parade, Aberystwith.
The Cambrian (Newspaper)14th May 1831
1st August, 1837... we were glad to find ourselves at the romantic village of Ponterwyd, and to be greeted with a cordial welcome at an excellent inn and posting house, which afforded us every comfort for the night: a good peat fire, plenty of tea and toast and a comfortable bed, proved inviting luxuries to cold and somewhat weary travellers.
Turner, Thomas, Narrative of a Journey associated with a Fly, from Gloucester to Aberystwith and from Aberystwith through North Wales, 1837, (1840), p. 17