Public Houses & Inn’s

Pubs and Clubs in Abertillery

Pubs and Clubs in Abertillery & District. Glo-Byllau Farm – Cider House. The Farm House Old Blaina Road. Welsh translation “Pools Of Coal”. Was known to sell cider in the 1800’s. The Roseheyworth Club. Roseheyworth Estate. Constructed in 1962. The Clyn Mawr Hotel. Blaenau Gwent. The Crown Inn. Blaenau Gwent. One of the oldest Inn’s which was also a farm, ... Read More »

The Somerset Hotel – Abertillery

The Somerset Hotel – Abertillery. The Somerset Hotel was originally known as the Somerset House and was first featured on the 1861 census. It is believed that the original inn was constructed sometime in the late 1850’s. Somerset Street was the area from the Somerset House to High Street, from the Somerset House to Cwm Farm Road was known as ... Read More »

The Commercial Hotel – Abertillery

The Commercial Hotel – Abertillery. The Commercial Hotel was originally an Inn and was known as the Commercial Inn in all early reports.┬áThe Commercial Inn, Abertillery was first mentioned in a report in the Monmouthshire Merlin on the 18th February 1865 when Mrs Emma Jarrett was charged with being drunk and riotous at the Commercial Inn, Abertillery and was fined ... Read More »

The Mitre Inn – Abertillery

The Mitre Inn – Abertillery. Mr Llewellyn Elias. The Mitre Inn Abertillery first appeared in newspaper reports during 1867, it was advertised as being number 15 Mitre Street and seemed to be for sale along with a few cottages. The advertisement stated Mr Llewellyn Elias was tenant at the Mitre Inn and the property for sale was said to have ... Read More »

The New Bridgend Inn – Penybont

The New Bridgend Inn – Penybont. In the 1830’s the area of Penybont, Cwmtillery was owned by various landowners such as Mr William Morgan, Mr John James, Mr Thomas Brown Esq with Messrs Joseph and Crawshay Bailey and later Messrs Arthur K. and Percy K. Stothert of Bath owned the land on the eastern side. At the centre of the ... Read More »

The Old Bridgend Inn Penybont – A History

The Old Bridgend Inn – Penybont. In the 1830’s the area of Penybont, Cwmtillery (as seen on the 1835 map left) was owned by various landowners such as Mr William Morgan, Mr John James, Mr Thomas Brown Esq with Messrs Joseph and Crawshay Bailey and later Messrs Arthur K. and Percy K. Stothert of Bath who’s family owned the land ... Read More »

The Highbury Club – Abertillery

The Highbury Club. In June 1909 the estate of Mrs Elizabeth Evans, ex-landlady of the Royal Oak Inn, Abertillery and landowner of large parts of the town was sold off at auction at the Market Hall, Abertillery. Land at Brynteg, owned by Mrs Elizabeth Evans, advertised as a freehold site and ready for building was situated (as seen in the ... Read More »

The Royal Oak Inn – Abertillery

Royal Oak Inn. The early history of Royal Oak Inn at Abertillery is a bit sketchy, there are just a few early reports on the inn, though in a National Library of Wales Newspaper from April 1902, a story was published on the history of St Michaels Church, Abertillery, as follows – Prior to St Michaels Church being constructed in ... Read More »

The Rolling Mill Inn – Abertillery

The Rolling Mill Inn. The area of land upon which the Rolling Mill was constructed was originally owned by Mr Edmund James, prominent land owner colliery and quarry proprietor, Mr James had owned much of the land around the Church Street area. On 1st October 1868 Mr Joseph Harris obtained the lease of the land (as seen coloured green Lot ... Read More »

The Kings Head Inn – Abertillery.

The Kings Head Inn. The Kings Head Inn (as seen centre in the main featured image) appeared, as an inn in the late 1860’s early 1870’s. There were a couple of buildings occupying that area on the 1840 maps though no sign of any public house or inn on the map, or on any early censuses though all that area ... Read More »

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