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Details of pub: Terminus, Aberystwyth

Other names: Terminus Hotel; Terminus Vaults; Vale of Rheidol
Address/Location: Terrace Road
OS Grid Ref: SN5850981650
Opened: before 1871      
Closed: open 2017       Type: Pub
Summary: On the corner of Terrace Road and Alexandra Road.
The railway first arrived in Aberystwyth in 1863 and was the end of the line, so The Teminus was an appropriate name for a new pub only 20 yards from the station. In 1898 it was taken over by the local Brewer, David Roberts who leased it to Thomas Salmon. He was declared bankrupt in 1903, mainly because he had invested too much money in building houses in Alexandra Road. The Licence was transferred to his second wife, Mary. It was renamed the Vale of Rheidol after the 1960s.

1864
Licensee: Thomas James Jones (age 34 in 1871) and Elizabeth S Jones (age 31 in 1871)
1875
Licensee: Sarah Sophia Evans aged 41 in 1881 – and since both she and Elizabeth S Jones were born in Llanychaiarn, they might have been related.
1890
Sarah Sophia Evans surrendered the lease to the Council.
A new lease was granted to ? dated 12.11.1890
1891
Licensee: Sarah Evans, age 41 born in Borth, died 10.5.1891
1893
Licensee: Thomas Henry Jones, son of Sarah Sophia Evans (died 3.10.1897) who bequeathed the property to William Thomas, who transferred the residue of the 75 year lease to David Roberts.
1898
David Roberts and Sons (brewer, Aberystwyth) held the lease from T. H. Jones
1898
The property was purchased by Thomas Ellis Salmon.
1903
Thomas Salmon was declared a bankrupt and the licence was transferred to his wife, Mary Ann Salmon.
1915
Mrs Mary Ann Salmon gave birth to a son at the Terminus Hotel
1915-1926
no records found so far
1926
licensee: H.E. Wakeling
1960s
licensee: Mr and Mrs George Roberts



Notes: 1864
Evans, Anne, Mrs, occupation:
from : to Jones, Thomas James,
house no.: Terminus Hotel, 1 Mary Street
source assignment page
date: 18.2.1864 lease box no. 39.31

1864
Jones, Thomas James., occupation:
from : to Evans, Anne, Mrs
house no.: Terminus Hotel, 1 Mary Street
source mortgage page
date: 18.2.1864 lease box no. 39.31

1867
Jones, Thomas, occupation:
from : to Thomas, M.H.,
house no.: Terminus Hotel, 1 Mary Street
source assignment page
date: 3.1.1867 lease box no. 39.31

1871
Terminus Hotel, kept by Mr Thomas Jones,
Cambrian News, 25.3.1871

1871
census number: Mary Street Terminus Vaults
occupant: Thomas James Jones age: 34 occupation: Inn keeper
born at Llanbadarn,
Source: census, 1871 (p. 29) no 19

1871
census number: 19 Mary Street
occupant: Elizabeth S Jones age: 31 occupation: wife Llanerchaiarn
Source: census, 1871 (29)

1871
Thomas Jones
occupation:
Terminus Vaults, 1 Mary Street
source: Post Office, 1871

1875
licensee: Mrs. S. S. Jones (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)

1877
The licence of the "Terminus Vaults" was transferred to Mrs. and Miss Evans. AO 6 Jan 1877

1881
census number: j Mary Street
occupant: Sarah Sophia Evans age: 41 occupation: Inn keeper Llanychaiarn
Source: census, 1881 25

1884
Sarah Evans
occupation: inn keeper
address: 28 Mary Street
source: Kelly's trade directory, 1884

1890
surrender from: Evans, Sarah Sophia Evans, to: Corporation
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 39.31

1900
Mortgage, dated 30.6.1900
Messrs David Roberts and Sons Ltd. to John Watkins Esq
Lease dated 16.9. 1890 between Corporation and Sarah Sophia Evans, of the Terminus Hotel, died 10.5.1891, probate to her son Thomas Henry Jones died 3.10.1897, bequeathed property to William Thomas, who transferred the residue if the 75 year lease to David Roberts 17.5.1898, subject to an underlease by Thomas Henry Jones for 7 years from 1.9.1897 to Thomas Ellis Salmon, inn keeper.
David Watkins lent David Roberts £6,000
NLW Roberts and Evans, Aberystwyth deeds 4; CG1/9

Mortgage, dated 30.6.1900
Messrs David Roberts and Sons Ltd.
to
John Watkins Esq
of 16 North Parade and The Terminus Hotel
16 North Parade leased for 75 years to John Watkins from 12.11.1896, transferred to David Roberts, 13.6.1900
AND
Lease dated 16.9. 1890 between Corporation and Sarah Sophia Evans, of the Terminus Hotel, died 10.5.1891, probate to her son Thomas Henry Jones died 3.10.1897, bequeathed property to William Thomas, who transferred the residue if the 75 year lease to David Roberts 17.5.1898, subject to an underlease by Thomas Henry Jones for 7 years from 1.9.1897 to Thomas Ellis Salmon, inn keeper.
David Watkins lent David Roberts £6,000
NLW Roberts and Evans, Aberystwyth deeds 4; CG1/9

1891
census number: 28 Mary Street Terminus Vaults
occupant: Sarah Evans age: 49 occupation: hotel keeper, born in Borth
Source: census, 1891 114

1893
T. H. JONES, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, TERMINUS HOTEL, MARY STREET (Opposite the Railway Station), ABERYSTWYTH. ALLSOPP'S CELEBRATED ALES AND STOUT, ON DRAUGHT AND IN BOTTLE.
AO 30.11.1893

1895
Thomas Henry Jones
Terminus Hotel, 1 Terrace Road
source: Slater's 1895

1897
lease from: Jones, J.H., [or T.H.?] to: Thomas, William,
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 39.31

Lease dated 28.8.1897
Thomas H Jones of the Terminus Vaults
to
William Thomas of 23 Railway Terrace
Terminus Vaults for 7 years from 1.9.1897 at £70 p.a.
NLW Roberts and Evans, Aberystwyth deeds 4; CG1/9

1897
lease from: David Roberts and Sons to: Thomas, William,
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 39.31

1898
conditions of sale
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 39.31

1898
assignment from: Thomas, William, to: David Roberts and Sons
Ceredigion Archives, Aberystwyth Corporation Deeds 39.31

1898
Advert: TOWN OF ABERYSTWYTH. IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE LEASEHOLD HOTEL. MR J. E. JAMES has been instructed by the Executor of the late Mr T. H. Jones, to Sell by Public Auction at the Lion Hotel, Aberystwyth, On WEDNESDAY, the 9th day of MARCH, 1898, at three, o'clock in the afternoon, subject to conditions to be then and there produced, The Valuable Vaults or Hotel called The Valuable Vaults or Hotel called THE TERMINUS HOTEL, situated at the corner of Railway-terrace and Terrace-road. Containing Bar, Bar Parlour, Kitchen and Back Kitchen on the Ground Floor, Drawing Room and 4 Bedrooms on the first floor, and 5 Bedrooms on the Second floor. The Property, which is situate opposite the Railway Station, in one of the leading thorough-fares of the town, is held under a lease from the Corporation of Aberystwyth for the term of 75 years from the 12th day of November, 1890, at annual ground rents amounting together to £10 12s 8d, and is soId subject to a lease thereof which is now vested in Messrs D. Roberts and Sons, Limited, Brewers, Aberystwyth, granted by the late Mr T. H. Jones for the term of 7 years from the 1st day of September. 1897, at the annual rent of £70, with a provision for a renewed lease at the option of the Lessee for the further term of 7 years at the same rent. For further Particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, or to Messrs Roberts and Evans, Solicitors, both of Aberystwyth.
CN 25.2.1898

1898
Mr T Salmon, Terminus Hotel
CN 29.4.1898

1899
The death took place suddenly on Sunday morning of Mrs Salmon, wife of Mr T. E. Salmon, Terminus Hotel, member of the Town Council and Board of Guardians,
CN 31.3.1899

1899
TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH.
THE Hotel is now under new management. It is situate close to the Station and is the most convenient Hotel in Town for Travellers and others. It has recently been enlarged and is now replete with every modern convenience and is lighted throughout with the Electric Light.
T. E. SALMON, PROPRIETOR.
CN 23.6.1899

1900
T. E. Salmon
Terminus Hotel, 1 Terrace Road
source: Bennett's Business Directory, 1900

1901
TERMINUS HOTEL, ABERYSTWYTH. THE Hotel is now under new management. It is situate close to the Station and is the most convenient Hotel in Town for Travellers and other. It has recently been enlarged an is now replete with every modern convenience and is lighted throughout with Electric Ligh.T. E. SALMON, PROPRIETOR.
CN 31.5.1901

1901
T. E. Salmon RETAIL WINE, SPIRIT, ALE, AND STOUT MERCHANT, TERMINUS HOTEL (Opposite the Railway Station). Bass's Ales and Guinness' Stout in Bottle. Martell's and Hennessey's Brandies. Fine Old Scotch and Irish Whiskys. Clarets, Ports, Sherries, &c. This Establishment is noted for supplying the best quality at reasonable prices. Whisky Flasks for Excursionists, 6d and Is each.
CN 13.9.1901

1902
The licensee of the Terminus Hotel (Mrs M. A. Salmon) was proceeded against for keeping open her licensed premises during prohibited hours and the charge was dismissed.
Cambrian News 9.2.1902

1903
MR. T. E. SALMON'S AFFAIRS.~ EXAMINATION IN BANKRUPTCY.
The examination in bankruptcy of Mr T. E. Salmon, Terminus Hotel, Aberystwyth, formerly a member of the Town Council and Aberystwyth Board of Guardians, was conducted At the Town Hall. … he stated that he commenced business as a licensed victualler at the Terminus Hotel in March, 1898, without any capital. The hotel, the Receiver added, was held under a lease from a firm of Aberystwyth brewers for even years from Sept., 1897, at a rental of £110. with option to renew. … During the last few years the bankrupt has been engaged in numerous building operations, more or less, of a speculative character … Before he went to the Terminus, he was at the Lisburne Arms as yearly tenant for two years before he left in March, 1898. He was owner of the Lisburne Arms at one time and sold in 1896 or 1897 to Worthington for £ 3,500. He commenced at the Terminus in March, 1898, going there straight from the Lisburne Arms. … You took an assignment of the lease when you went into the Terminus from Mr William Thomas? Yes, I paid £1,000 for the good will, stock, and lease.
CN 13.2.1903

1903
Receiving Order [Bankrupt?] Salmon, Thomas Ellis The Terminus Hotel, Aberystwyth, and the Mineral Waters Manufactory, Llanbadarn fawr, Cardiganshire, licensed victualler, and in partnership with John Peter Jones as mineral water manufacturers, as Salmon and Jones, January 21st.
CN 30.1.1903

1903
PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
Temporary Transfer. Mr Massey, representing Mr A. J, Hughes, made application for the temporary transfers of the Terminus Hotel to Mrs Mary Ann Salmon
CN 20.2.1903

1903
Re T. E. SALMON, Terminus Hotel. MESSRS. MORGAN & ROBERTS Auctioneers and Estate Agents, have been instructed by the Trustee in the above Estate to Offer by Public Auction On Wednesday Next, November 25th, 1903, In the Hotel Warehouse in the Station Yard, a large number of CIGARS AND A QUANTITY OF WINES AND SPIRITS. Terms Cash. Sale to commence at 2-30. Particulars from the Auctioneers, No. 1, New-street
CN 20.11.1903

1903-1958
Terminus 1 Terrace Road
no name occupation: Inn
source: Wales Trades' Directory

1904
An application by Mr T. Salmon, Terminus Hotel, for an occasional license during the military tournament at the Vicarage Field was granted.
CN 12.8.1904

1906
The licensee of the Terminus Hotel (Mrs M. A. Salmon) was proceeded against for keeping open her licensed premises during prohibited hours and the charge was dismissed.
CN 9.2.1906

1906
Thomas Ellis Salmon
occupation:
Terminus Hotel, 1 Terrace Road
source: Kelly's, 1906

1905
Petty Sessions: Aberystwyth; number on list: 40; name of premises: Terminus Hotel; Parish / Place: Aberystwyth; Licensee: Salmon, M.A.; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : David Roberts and Sons; free or tied: tied; tied to: Aberystwyth Brewery; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 7. (1905 list)

1914
Mary Ann Salmon
occupation: Terminus Hotel
address: 1 Terrace Road
source: Kelly's trade directory 1914

1915
Birth. At the Terminus Hotel, Aberystwyth, on September 1st, to Mr and Mrs T. E. Salmon, a son.
CN 10.9.1915

1920
Thomas Ellis Salmon
occupation:
Terminus Hotel, 1 Terrace Road
source: Kelly's, 1920

1926
Terminus Hotel, H.E. Wakeling, (R.A.) , hotel proprietor, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide and Souvenir, p. a7, (), advert)

1926
Among the many freehold properties owned by David Roberts and Sons, 31.3.1926
NLW, Roberts and Evans, David Roberts of Trefechan; CB7/7

1960s
Terminus Hotel, Mr and Mrs Roberts, George, hotel proprietor, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, (Anon, Official Guide, p. 52, (1960s), advert)



Additional information

Pub sign:

Pub sign, 2006

Date:

Map:

Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth, 50 inch, 1905

Date:

Photograph:

Terminus Hotel, Aberystwyth, 1960s

Date:

Photograph:

Terminus Hotel, Aberystwyth, 1919

Date: 1919 (approx)

Photograph:

Vale of Rheidol, Aberystwyth, 2016

Date: 2016

Newspaper:

Application for occasional licence

Date: 1902

Newspaper:

Alleged theft (and a pub crawl)

Date: 1914

Newspaper:

List of pubs summonsed for using unstamped measures

Date: 1874


People associated with this establishment
Jones, Thomas James [1836-1872]