N.B. Some pubs do not appear on the maps as we do not have a definite location for them.
Other names: Royal OakAddress/Location:
High Street SA48 7BB OS Grid Ref:
before 1800 Closed:
open 2018 Type:
The original Royal Oak occupied the part to the right hand side of the archway as we face the building. It later took over The Globe and then The George (see separate entries)
2016 - on the market.
2017 - open as a restaurant.
2018 - taken over by Colin Rose, open as a pub, and being renovated as "The Royal Oak Hotel", including a pub, a restaurant called "The Stables" and 7 hotel rooms.
The Courtyard behind was converted into Mews.
Committee meetings of the Lampeter Agricultural Show always met at The Royal Oak. (Dinners after the Show held at The Black Lion)
The Neuadd Fawr Fox Hounds held their Meet at The Royal Oak until the 1960s.Notes:
Samuel Edwards, Royal Oak died
1830 Pigot’s directory
Rees Davies, Innkeeper
Rees Davies, Innkeeper
"DEATHS. On the 27th ult., at Royal Oak, Lampeter, Mr. Thomas Jenkins, saddler, aged 33 years" Welshman 12 Oct 1855
Elizabeth Davies 64, Innkeeper. Elizabeth Davies daughter - married David Evans, Tanrallt, Pencarreg, (Printer); their son was D.R.Evans, Bridge Press Printers
Lampeter Agricultural Club, Ploughing competition: "After the successful competitors had been paid, several of the gentlemen and farmers retired to the Royal Oak, Lampeter, where a substantial dinner was provided by Mrs. Evans, and which was presided over by W. Jones. Esq., Llwynygroes, the chairman of the society. After the cloth had been removed, most appropriate speeches were delivered on the benefit of ploughing matches and improvements in agriculture." Aber Obs 18 Feb 1865
"LAMPETER. INQUEST. On the 10th inst. an inquest was held at the Royal Oak, Lampeter, before Thos. J. Hughes, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Enoch Thomas, aged 64, who resided at Typoeth, in the parish of Lampeter. From the evidence adduced, it appeared that the deceased was seen in a state of intoxication on the road near Lampeter, about ten p.m. of the 7th, and partly assisted through the gate, when he went alone towards home. On the following day, about three o'clock in the afternoon, the body of a man was seen in the River Dulas, near a new bridge by the gas works, and on being pulled out proved to be that of the deceased, who had not been at home during the night. Verdict-" Found drowned."" Aber Times 15 Jan 1870
John Jones, Publican
licensee: John Jones (Worrall’s Directory, 1875)
John Jones, Hotel Proprietor
Margaret Jones ( widow of John Jones) Innkeeper, Publican
"Application for the transfer of the licence of the Royal Oak Hotel, Lampeter, from Mrs Jones, deceased, to Miss Jones was granted." CN 6 July 1894
"CWN CADNO NEUADDFAWR. Sadwrn, Rhag. 26, cyfarfyddant yn Royal Oak Hotel, Lampeter, am 10:30. " Brython Cymreig, 25 Dec 1896
David Price Davies MRCVS Hotel Proprietor & Veterinary Surgeon
Death of T H R Hughes, owner - see att
Petty Sessions: Lampeter; number on list: 3; name of premises: Royal Oak ; Parish / Place: Lampeter; Licensee: Davies, David Price; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : Alice M Hughes, Neuaddfawr, Lampeter; 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)
"LAMPETER COUNCILLOR'S DEATH: Mr. David Price Davies, veterinary surgeon, of the Royal Oak Hotel, Lampeter, died on Wednesday evening after only four days' illness. On the 8th inst. he was elected on the town council (unopposed) to fill a casual vacancy. Deceased was highly respected by all, and he leaves a widow to mourn his loss. " Evening Express 26 Jan 1905
Occasional licence for yeomanry ball at the Victoria Hall - see att
1911 census:Mrs Mary Anne Davies ( widow of David Price Davies) Hotel Keeper
Tom & Sarah Evans
Sam & Mary Davies
Esther & Bill Owen
Gareth & Margaret Davies
Dai & Anne Jones
Licensee Colin Rose.
Roal Oak, Lampeter, 1960s
Date: 1960 (approx)
Late Licence until 6am
Death and obituary of owner, T H R Hughes
Violent attack on landlord