The Old Sun Inn, Pentre

The Old Sun Inn in Pentre near Chirk closed during the 1890s and became a private house.  In its heyday it was a stopping point for coaches and the last known licensee was one Edward Phennah who ran the inn from 1828 to the mid 1830s.  The death knell of the inn came with Telford’s construction of the Holyhead road which by passed Pentre leaving the village and in particularly the inn in an isolated position without passing trade.  It had overlooked the river Dee.

The Dolphin, Wrexham

The Dolphin was located on Mount Street, the street was also known as the Green and Love Lane.  During the mid 1950s it gained a reputation for being a house of ill repute.  Before closing in 1920 it had become an Island Green House Brewery based in Wrexham.  The Brewery itself closed in the late 1990s and converted into residential accommodation.

The Bridge House Inn, Wrexham

At one time a Border house and dating back to at least 1742 and located on the corner of Willow Road.  Before being demolished a favourite landlord was one Bert Dodman who also kept the Old Swan and the Horse and Jockey at one time.

Swan Inn, Pontfadog

One of the oldest pubs in north Wales and located close to the river Ceiriog in the beautiful Ceiriog valley, once described by Lloyd George as ‘a little piece of heaven on earth’.  Both the village and pub steeped in history with parts of the building dating back to the 13th century.  Much refurbished over the years but original features still visible in parts of the building. 

Anchor Inn, Rhosllannerchrugog

The old inn stood at the bottom of Pentre Hill but fire destroyed the establishment in 1956.  The licensee in the 1930s was Edward Davies who was known locally as Ned the Anchor, who served home brew.

The boxer, Billy Morgan, had his own gymnasium in the pub's stables.

Duke of Wellington, Acrefair

Back in 1920 the Duke of Wellington welcomed back boxer, Johnny Basham, after his courageous fight against Ted 'Kid' Lewis.  Basham lost his British, Commonwealth and European Welterweight titles to Lewis.


Hand Hotel, Y Waen

Un o’r adeiladau masnachol mwyaf ac hynaf ym mhentref Chirk, gogledd - ddwyrain Cymru. Mae rhannau o’r adeilad yn mynd yn (o)l i’r 16eg ganrif ac mae’n bosib mai lleoliad gwreiddiol y dafarn oedd y Neuadd Fawr a ddinistriwyd yn ystod gwrthryfel Owain Glyndwr yn gynnar yn y 15fed ganrif.

O 1742 hyd 1753 y  tenant oedd Jane Taylor a’r enw oedd The Hand. Erbyn hynny roedd y lle yn amlwg fel tafarn goetsys gyda datblygiad rhwydwaith o heolydd rhwng Llundain a Chaergybi.

Plough Inn, Gresffordd

Tafarn draddodiadol wedi’i lleoli yn ardal Gresffordd o’r ddinas. Ceir cwrw traddodiadol yno. Mae’n dyddio i ganol y 19eg ganrif pan oedd Thomas Evans yn dyfarnwr yno. Yn ôl cyfrifiad 1861 roedd e hefyd yn ffermwr.

Golden Pheasant, Llwynmawr

Tafarn pedair seren AA o’r ddeunawfed ganrif wedi ei leoli ym mhentref tawel Llwynmawr yn Nyffryn Ceiriog, dyffryn a garwyd yn fawr gan David Lloyd George a’i galwodd yn ‘nefoedd ar y ddaear’

Cynigir cynnyrch Cymreig lleol yn y bar neu’r bwyty dydd newydd ei hailwampio. Mae’r Golden Pheasant yn cynnig eang o gwrw traddodiadol.

Horse and Jockey, Wrexham

One of the few remaining timber framed 17th century buildings in town.  A thatched roof pub conveniently situated in the centre of Wrexham which was at one time two premises – of which one was a private house and the other a Beer House called the Colliers.
Name derives from a 19th century local champion jockey, Fred Archer.
Good selection of real ale.  Food also served. 
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