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Details of pub: Cocoa House, AberystwythOther names: Temperance HouseAddress/Location:
4 Chalybeate St OS Grid Ref:
after 1918 Type:
Originally opened by the Aberystwyth Cocoa House Company. Privately owned from 1886. Lease available from 1918Notes:
"COCOA HOUSE COMPANY, Limited, ABERYSTWYTH. WANTED, a MANAGER for the Cocoa House and Refreshment Rooms about to be opened in this town. Applicants to forward testimonials, and stating salary. to me on or before the 21st instant. DAVID LLOYD, Portland-street, Aberystwyth. Secretary."
AO 17 May 1879
Elizabeth Evans, 37, widow, manageress of cocoa house, 28, Chalybeate Terrace, Aberystwith
Adverts for John Davies
John Davies is described as a warehouseman.
Wife Mary 59 Manageress Coff(?)
Same advert as 1896, but called Cocoa House. CBV 27 June 1891
1895 - name now Temperance House
1896 - see advert
1897 - advert
1899 Mr John Morgan at No.4 (ysgrifenydd cyffredinol yr undeb cerddorol) Baner 10 May 1899
Seems to have been occ. by J Jones Stonemason WGWWA 5 Nov 1903
Auction of furniture and effects. CN 02 Nov 1906
"A meeting of Trinity Football Club will be held at the Cocoa House, 4 Chalybeate street, on Friday August 23rd, at 8.30. p.m. All last season's members are asked to try their utmost to attend, and players desiring to join are heartily invited. " AO 22 Aug 1907Additional information
Review of Aberystwyth Cocoa House, 1879
Editorial about the failings of the Cocoa House Company
Advert for Davies Temperance House