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Details of pub: Gwalia Cocoa House and Temperance Hotel, AberystwythOther names: Address/Location:
8 Pier Street OS Grid Ref:
NOT KNOWN Type:
Miss Margaret Catherine Marpole of Gwalia House applies for a beer licence. see att.
"Application was made by Miss Marpole, Gwalia House, Pier-street, for a license to sell beer and spirits on the premises. Mr Smith (Messrs Griffith Jones and Co.) supported the application; but the bench refused to grant it." AO 28 August 1886
GWALIA COCOA HOUSE AND TEMPERANCE HOTEL, PIER STREET, ARERYSTWYTH. Proprietor: Owen Owen (late of Towyn). Breakfasts, Dinners, Teas, and other Refreshments Excellent accommodation for commercial travellers. Commercial Room. Terms moderate. Cleanliness and punctuality guaranteed.
Cambrian News 16.6.1887
Gwalia Temperance Hotel, C. Harcourt, Hotel proprietor,
8 Pier Street, Aberystwyth, Temperance Hotel,
(Gossiping Guide to Wales, p. adverts section, p. 8, (1898), advert)
NEW SHOPS AND NEW BUSINESSES AT ABERYSTWYTH
In Pier street, Mr Morgan, … has taken over the large shop occupied for years by Mr Richards, provision merchant … [now] known as the Tower Restaurant. Mr Richards, the former occupier, has removed to the house and shop once known as the Gwalia Temperance House. The whole place has been entirely refitted by Messrs Owen Bros., whose work in the way of general equipment of the shop and front is much admired. Mr Richards has had the electric light laid on and secured every modern convenience.
Montgomery County Times, 2.6.1900
Licence application for Gwalia House