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Details of pub: Inn, TregaronOther names: Address/Location: OS Grid Ref: Opened:
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We took up the best house in Tregaron which is a poor straggling place. Here we had Oat-bread served up to us, made in form of Pancake, of Oatmeal and water; and our Provision and Lodging altogether was the worst I ever met with. … At Tregaron, we were obliged to sleep in the same bed at the inn, for want of better accommodation. In the morning I observed the Doctor [his companion] getting up very early and seemingly in a very ill humour. Upon being asked the reason of this, he replied that he had been terribly bitten by fleas and besides had been in great danger of falling out of bed. I expressed much surprise at this answer as the Doctor had laid next to the wall the whole night, when he drew aside a blanket discovered that the wall of the house was entirely down on that side and that this blanket had been the only partition between him and the street.
Loveday, John, (1711-1789), [Tour of Wales, 1730] in Markham, Sarah, John Loveday of Caversham, 1711-1789: The life and tours of an eighteenth century onlooker, (1984), p. 61
Tregaron is a miserable hole, in which however we were constrained to sleep, and to break the windows in our bedrooms to let in the fresh air.
Hucks, Joseph, A Pedestrian Tour through north Wales in a series of letters , (London, 1795), p. 55