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Details of pub: Sailors Arms, Aberystwyth

Other names:
Address/Location: 18 South Road / Shipbuilder's Row
OS Grid Ref: SN5815481404
Opened: c.      
Closed: after 1950       Type: Pub
Summary: Sometimes wrongly referred to as the Sailors Home (which was on Upper Great Darkgate Street alias the Lord Nelson)

Notes: 1874
Morgan Evans
Worrall's Directory, 1874
Sailors' Home, Evans, Morgan, Inn and Public House, Shipbuilders Row, Aberystwyth, (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

David Williams, Beerhouse keeper, Shipbuilder's Row, applies for Licence for Sailors Arms as Inn.

Sailors Arms, David Williams, head, age 35, born in Aberystwyth, foundry iron turner.
Jane Williams, wife, age 32, born in Aberystwyth.
Henry Jenkins Williams, son, age 3 months, born in Aberystwyth.
Mary Jane Williams, daughter, age 5, born in Aberystwyth.
Elizabeth Ann Williams, daughter, age 2, born in Aberystwyth.
Census 1881

1894 A son of Mr and Mrs Daniel died of fever in Rio, one of the crew of the Barque Chilena.

Landlord: Thomas Daniel
Kelly's Directory 1895

Sailors Arms, Thomas Daniels, 18 South Road.
Slater's Directory of North and Mid Wales 1895

Adverts show prop. Mrs Daniel.
"The death occurred suddenly on Saturday evening of Mrs Daniel, wife of Mr Thos. Daniel, Sailors' Arms, South-road. When she returned to her home from the market on Saturday evening about nine o'clock, she complained of feeling unwell and was taken seriously ill. Dr. Rowlands was called, but she died at eleven. She was aged fifty-seven years. The funeral took place on Wednesday and was largely attended. " CN 28 Oct 1898

Sailors Arms, South Road, T. Daniel.
Bennett's Business Directory, 1900

Sailors Arms
Thomas Daniel, head, age 56, Mariner
dau Sarah A Daniel 24
Census, 1901
Advert "SAILORS ARMS. Proprietress, Miss Daniel, wine and spirit merchant. Good accommodation for Visitors. Close to the sea. Terms moderate. "

Petty Sessions: Aberystwyth; number on list: 39; name of premises: Sailor's Arms; Parish / Place: Aberystwyth; Licensee: Daniel, Thomas; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Misses Jones, Frongog; free or tied: free; tied to: [blank]; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)

1911 Census
Thomas Daniel, Lic Vic
Sarah A Daniel, dau, domestic
Sailors' Arms, South Road, T. Daniel, proprietor.
Wales Trades Directory 1912

Sailors Arms, South Road, T. Daniel, proprietor.
Trade Directory Wales

Landlord: Thomas Daniel.
Kelly's Directory 1920

'Sailors Arms, South Road. Good accommodation for visitors. S. A. Daniel, proprietress.'
Wales Trades Directory, 1926

Sailors Arms, South Road
Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and District Trades Directory , 1948-1949

Will O'Whispers mentions writes; 'One of these (characters) was 'Sarah Fawr' of the Sailors Arms Public House in South Road. She was a 20 stone woman ... she once took two drunks by the scruff of the neck to the police station in Great Darkgate Street and told the officer on duty, 'a detective I ought to be!'.

Closed after 1950
Cambrian News 25.8.1995

Additional information


Prospect Street, Aberystwyth, 50 inch, 1887



List of pubs summonsed for using unstamped measures

Date: 1874