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Details of pub: White Lion 2, AberystwythOther names: Address/Location:
Princess Street / Bridge Street OS Grid Ref:
c. 1727 Closed:
c. 1871 Type:
Said to be one of the chief hostelries in Aberystwyth. It had a date stone for 1727 on its front.
It is reported that two Scottish packmen regularly stayed here and trusted the landlord with their stock and cash while they went out on their journeys. After one of their visits, they were never seen again and it was said that the landlord had murdered them and kept what they had left with him. At the beginning of the 19th century, two skeletons. which were thought to be the remains of the unfortunate men were found on Pendinas. (George Eyre Evans, Aberystwyth and its Court Leet, (1902), p. 117, quoting Jone Jones (Ivon), 1881)Additional information