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Details of pub: Victoria Coffee Tavern, Cardigan / Aberteifi

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Address/Location: Priory Street
OS Grid Ref: SN1781846145 approx
Opened: 1883      
Closed: after 1910       Type: Temperance
Summary: 1882 The owner of the Priory Estate, Mr George Miles, Llangattock Park, intends to convert a building he owns in Priory St into a Coffee Tavern. COGA 16 Dec 1882
Opened 1883, prop Mrs M L Miles
1884 used for meeting of Oddfellows
Mr Jehu Carpenter of the Coffee Tavern catered for Ragged Children’s Xmas Treat – COGA 28 dec 1889
1897 – Jehu Carpenter prop fined for selling milk diluted with 12% water. CN 4 Dec 1897
1897 – sale of freehold to Mr Woodward for £500 – COGA 7 Aug 1897. Auction advert notes aggregate rental of £22 per annum (Tory club and Oddfellows also tenants)
1909 meeting of Tivyside Fanciers Assoc – CN 15 Jan 1909

Notes: 1883
The Tavern was opened on the 3rd August, 1883. It was modelled on the latest London Taverns and was run by Mrs Miles.
Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser, August, 1883; and note Cardigan History Column, Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser, 3.11.1939

"CARDIGAN. FORMATION OF A FARMERS' CLUB.—At a special meeting of the gentry, farmers, and others, held in the Guildhall, Cardigan, on Saturday, it was decided to organise a Farmers' Club for the district, to consist both of landlords and tenants. About 60 persons subscribed their names as members, and the large room of the Victoria Coffee Tavern, in Priory-street, was resolved upon as a meeting place, to be at once fitted up for that purpose. The following officers were appointed :—Chairman, Captain Jones-Parry, Tyllwyd; vice-chairman, Mr. C. E. D. Morgan-Richardson, Noyaddwilym secretary, Mr. W. Woodward, Caerleon House. The meeting, which was of an influential character. was very unanimous on all subjects of deliberation. " Weekly Mail 23 Aug 1884

John Carpenter fined for adulterating milk with water. CN 10 Dec 1897

"One other case is now given to show how erratic the properties are assessed. The Victoria Coffee Tavern for one room is assessed at £12, one room on next floor at £7. and one room in attic at £6, a total of £25, the same as Pendre house, not reckoning -the back premises. This one narrow house in Priory-street, with one room on each of the three floors is assessed at the same figures as one of the finest places in town, in one of the most coveted positions" WGWWA 11 May 1905

" Death of Miss Carpenter.—The death took place suddenly on Monday, of Miss Sophia Carpenter of the Victoria Coffee Tavern, Priory-street. Miss Carpenter, who had showed no outward signs of ill-health, was the victim of a severe paralitic seizure, from the effects of which she passed away in about nine hours, during which time she did not regain consciousness. She was about 65 years of age and for several years had been manageress of the Victoria Coffee Tavern, and formerly for her brother, Mr. Jehu Carpenter, of High-street, who died in 1899 There are still a sister and a. brother living" WGWWA 5 Dec 1908

Additional information


Avert for Victoria Coffee Tavern

Date: 1910


New home for Glantivy Lodge

Date: 1884


OS Map 1906

Date: 1906

People associated with this establishment
Independent Order of Oddfellows, [-]