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Details of pub: Queens Hotel, Aberystwyth

Other names:
Address/Location: Victoria Terrace
OS Grid Ref: SN5836282257
Opened: 1866      
Closed: 1950       Type: Hotel
Summary: This was one of the largest, most impressive and most expensive hotels in the county. It was built during the building boom just after the arrival of the railway in Aberystwyth and was opened on the 1st May, 1866.

The Queen's Hotel was built for the Hafod Hotel Company by George Lumley of Aberystwyth. It had at least 83 bedrooms (some adverts claim 104 bedrooms, with all the visitor's rooms overlooking the sea). Like Savin who built the Castle Hotel, Aberystwyth, the Hafod Hotel Company went bankrupt in November, 1866 and the Hotel closed. The Mid-Wales Hotel Company soon purchased it and it was reopened.

It was not very successful and during the early part of the 20th century its rooms were used for a variety of purposes, and closed in 1950


Notes: 1864 Queen's Hotel, Balcombe, J.B., Hafod Hotel Co. Ltd., managing director, Aberystwyth, (Morgan, T.O., New Guide to Aberystwyth and its Environs, (4th edition), p. 149, (1864), advert)
1875
Queen's Hotel, Hotel, posting house, Assembly Rooms, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth. Additional information: Queen's Hotel, Aberystwith, Limited. This hotel is a noble detached building of native stone, embedded in hydraulic lime, where by has been secured a residence warm in winter and cool in summer. The hotel was opened in 1866. It has a frontage of 154 feet; and each of its Public & private sitting rooms face, and are within 50 yards of, the sea. Table d.'hote at 7 o'clock (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)
1880
Queen's hotel, Palmer, W.H., hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Heywood, A., Guide to Aberystwyth, p. j, (1880), advert)
1880
Queen's Hotel, Palmer, William Henry, hotel manager, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Slater's Directory, (1880) 1884 Queen's Hotel, Palmer, W.H., hotel proprietor; Jenkins, John, livery and posting stables, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Guide to Aberystwyth and its Environs, p. B, (1884)

1884
Queen's Hotel, Palmer, William Henry, Hotel, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Kelly's directory, (1884)
1895
Queen's Hotel, Palmer, W.H., Victoria Terrace, (Thorough Guide, p. adverts section, p 57, (1895), advert)
1900 (about)
Queen's Hotel, Palmer, W.H., Hotellier, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Peeps at Picturesque Wales , p. 12, (1900 (about), advert)
1901
Queen's Hotel, Palmer, W.H., hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Ward Lock's guide to Aberystwyth etc, p. adverts section, p. 2, (1901), advert)
1902
Queen's Hotel, Palmer, W.H., hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Anon, A Souvenir of Aberystwyth, p. 37, (1902), advert)
1903
Queen's Hotel, Palmer, W.H., hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (May, George W., Aberystwyth, p. 6, (1903), advert)
1905
Queen's hotel, Palmer, W.H., hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (May, George W., Aberystwyth, pp. 1, 6, (1905), advert)
1905
Petty Sessions: Aberystwyth; number on list: 31; name of premises: Queen's Hotel; Parish / Place: Aberystwyth; Licensee: Palmer, William, H.; owner or tenant : owner ; registered owner : W.H. Palmer, Queen's Hotel; free or tied: free; tied to: [blank]; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 7. (1905 list)
January 1914
Inventory of furniture and effects in The Queens Hotel, Aberystwyth.
Ceredigion Archives, ADX/376/40
15 August 1922
Queen’s Road, Queen’s Hotel garage, proposed petrol pump and tank (2 ff)
Ceredigion Archives, ABM/BC/Q/18, PLAN NO: Q23
1926
Queen's Hotel, Anon, hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Tea room, (Anon, What to See and How to See it, p. 49, (1926), advert)
1926
Queen's Hotel, Jervis, W.H., hotel manager, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, lift mentioned, (Anon, Official Guide and Souvenir, p. a1, (), advert)
1928
Queen's Hotel, Anon, Hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Oak Tea Room, (Anon, Parish Magazine for Aberystwyth churches, p. 3, (1928), advert)
1933
Queen's Hotel, Anon, hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Tea room, (Anon, Aberystwyth, What to See and How to See it, p. 61, (1933), advert)
1934
Queen's Hotel, Anon, tea room manager, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Anon, What to see and How to see it, p. 63, (1934), advert)
1934
Queen's Hotel, Anon, hotel manager, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide and Souvenir, p. 80, (1934), advert, photograph)
1935
Queen's Hotel (Cambrian Coast Hotels Co. Ltd.,), Anon, hotel manager, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide and Souvenir, p. 82, (1935), advert, photograph)
1937?
Queen's Hotel, Anon, Cambrian Coast Hotels Co., Ltd., hotel manager, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, Passenger lift, (Anon, Official Guide and Souvenir, p. 76, (1937?), advert, photograph)
1940s
Queen's Hotel, Anon, hotel manager, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, under entirely new management, (Anon, Official Guide, p. 39, (1940s), advert, photograph)
1940-1941
Queen's Hotel, Anon, Cambrian Coast Hotels Co. Ltd., hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Aberystwyth, Official List , p. 8, (1940), advert, photograph)
1948
Queen's Hotel, Anon, hotel proprietor, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth, under entirely new management, (Anon, Aberystwyth, Where the Mountains come down to the Sea, p. 14, (1948), advert, photograph)
27 November 1950
Sale catalogue of the contents of the Queens Hotel, Aberystwyth.
Ceredigion Archives, ADX/376/14
1952
Queen’s Hotel – plan of basement, ground, first, second and third floors. 1”:8’.
Ceredigion Archives, ABM/HI/5/70 (Formerly SMB/A/2/7)



Additional information

Map:

Queen's Hotel and Boar's Head, Aberystwyth, 25 inch, 1905

Date:

Document:

Advert for Queen's Hotel, Aberystwyth

Date: 1902 (before)

Postcard:

Postcard of the Hotel

Date: 1923 (before)

Newspaper:

Advert for George Grossmith performance

Date: 1866

Newspaper:

Re-opening, new management

Date: 1867

Newspaper:

Arrested in bed

Date: 1893

Postcard:

Postcard of the Queens Hotel

Date: 1914 (before)