Cook's Arms, Clydach

The Cook’s Arms stood on the square in Clydach.  It was demolished for road widening developments in 1968.

Farmers Inn, Swansea

The Farmers stood on Frog Street and was demolished to erect Rutland Street School.

Gwyn Hotel, Pontarddulais

The old Gwyn Hotel stood beside the river Loughor and close to the railway station and built in the mid 1880s.  It was named after its landowner, Howel Gwyn,  and Isaac White became the Gwyn’s first  landlord. 

Now an Indian Restaurant.

The Wheat Sheaf Inn, Pontarddulais

Located on St Teilo Street Pontarddulais and dating back to the early 1840s.  Formerly known as the Wheatsheaf Inn and the Wheatsheaf Tavern and derived it name for its proximity to a flour mill.  The earliest recorded landlord was Griffith Thomas and later his son Griffith took over.

The Felinfoel Brewery Company acquired the freehold of the Wheat Sheaf in 1964. 

The Black Horse, Pontarddulais

The Black Horse, PontarddulaisThe Black Horse is located on the Carmarthenshire side of the river Lougher and has been known as the Black Lion, Black Horse Inn and Old Black Horse.  Name of pub derives from the coaching era.  Original pub was located on the present car park and became a popular coaching inn from the mid 18th century onwards. 

King Head, Pontarddulais

The King Hotel dates back to at least 1841 when Daniel Gregory was the recorded publican on the census forms and over the years the pub has been known as the King’s Arms, King Inn and King’s Head.  A popular haunt of miners during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

During the 1920s an occasional drinker was the Welsh boxer Tommy Farr who lodged close to the establishment and fought in local fairs.

Farmers Arms, Pontarddulais

The interior is divided into a large bar and dining area with wooden beams.  Above the bar a large painted inscription reads ‘There are no strangers here only friends who have yet to meet’.  Popular place to view sports events on the various television screens.

Fountain Inn, Pontarddulais

The inn was built around 1830 and as name suggests located near a well which is behind the building.  In former times has been known as Fountain, Fountain Inn, Fountain Hotel and Fountain Public House. 

The Fountain has been enlarged over the years by incorporating adjoining buildings and became a popular hostelry on the new Turnpike road. 

Edward William was the publican in 1841 and from 1960 until 1986 the licensees were the popular Ron and Lydia Abbott. 

Red Lion, Pontarddulais

The oldest public house in Pontarddulais and mentioned by Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg) in his Agricultural Observations of June 1796:  (June 15)’ Pont ar Dulais, nine miles from Swansea, a village with a good Inn, here I enter Carmarthenshire’

During the early 18th century the inn was a focal point for fishermen who fished the nearby river Loughor and for stagecoaches travelling to nearby Swansea.

The Harp Inn, Old Radnor

The 15th century Welsh longhouse is located close to the Parish Church in rural Radnorshire.  The Harp offers lovely views over the Radnor valley.  Interior of building has hardly changed with polished flagstones, oak ceiling beams and a cross corner inglenook.  A fine settle has pride of place in the bar.

Tradition has it that Charles I stayed the night and complained about the food.

Log fires during the winter months.

Serving real conditioned real ales.


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