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Details of pub: Castle Inn, Cardigan / Aberteifi

Other names:
Address/Location: Castle Street, Bridgend
OS Grid Ref: SN1779445776
Opened: before 1842      
Closed: open 2017       Type: Pub
Summary: In existence from at least 1842 (Glen Johnson's list from Trade Directories, Census returns etc.)

1908: The Castle Inn had four rooms on the ground floor and five bedrooms. It also had a large yard and large stables.

Notes: 1868
Licensee: Hughes, Sarah
Slater’s Directory, 1868 (not in Worrall's directory, 1875)

DEATHS: HUGHES.—-On the 2nd inst., at the Castle Inn, Bridgend, Cardigan, Miss Sarah Hughes
Welshman 9 May 1873
licensee: Jacob P. Watkins (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

MARRIAGES. WATKINS-LLEWELYN. On the 18th inst., at Penybryn Baptist Chapel, by the Rev. W. O. Evans, Cilgerran, Mr. Jacob Picton Watkins, Castle Inn, Bridge-End, to Miss Dinah Llewelyn, Globe Inn, Cardigan.
Cgn Obs 22 May 1880

1881 Census, Jacob P Watkins, 40, Innkeeper, wife Dinah 26

"The licences of the Castle Anns was transferred to John Williams, that of the Castle Inn to Mrs Jones, and that of the Liverpool Arms to D. O. Jones, as part owner of the house." S Wales Daily News 9 Sept 1896
"PETTY SESSIONS.At the Petty Sessions on Monday, John Vaughan, Castle Inn, Bridgend, Cardigan, was fined £ 1 and costs for selling beer during probited hours, and two men, named Lowe and Rickards, for being found on the premises were fined 10s and costs each." WGWWA 5 Dec 1901
Not on 1905 list

"Food and Drugs Act. Deputy Chief Constable Williams charged Griffith James, landlord of the Castle Inn, Bridgend, with selling adulterated gin to the extent of 11 1/4 per cent, of water. Defendant pleaded guilty and stated that his wife had inadvertently added water to what had been already reduced. Fined 10s. and 7s. 6d. costs, together with analyst's fee of 10s. 6d" CN 9 June 1905

Additional information

Pub sign:

Pub sign, 2006



Castle Inn, Cardigan

Date: 2003


Inquest - death by drowning

Date: 1890


Description of the Castle Inn

Date: 1908