This data-base will include records for:
all the known pubs, taverns, inns, hotels, beer shops, railway station refreshment rooms and other premises in Cardiganshire which were licenced (or should have been licenced) to sell alcohol.
some information about publicans and inn, tavern and hotel keepers.
a few premises just over the borders in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Breconshire, Radnorshire, Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire which are included because (1) part of St Dogmael’s and Poppit, to the west of Cardigan and the Teifi, were part of Ceredigion from 1832 to 2002; (2) they served the people of Ceredigion, especially when the county stayed ‘dry’ after neighbouring counties voted to be ‘wet’ during the 1980s.
Wine and Spirit merchants (often referred to as Licensed Victuallers) and Beer Retailers at un-named premises are not yet included.
The list comprises over 900 premises, but it is very unlikely that more than 300 were open at any one time. The most reliable list, probably produced for the County licencing committee in 1905 (the 1905 list
), has 305 licenced premises (including 14 wine and grocers’ off-licences). This has been used as an indicator as to whether a pub was open in 1905: if there is no reference to the 1905 list in a pub record, it was probably not open at that time.
This site does not normally indicate whether a pub is open at present. If you want to know this, check with other web sites such as Pubsgalore, which relies on pub owners and the public to keep the site up-to-date. see LINKS