Castle

West Wales - Cardigan

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

1 Castle Street
Cardigan
SA43 3AB

Tel: (01239) 615282

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A 200-year-old basic locals’ pub with stables at the rear. It has been in the same family since 1940 and was run by Nellie Hopkins, the longest-serving pub landlady in Wales at 62 years when she died in 2002 aged 92. Originally three rooms, the one on the front right has been used by the family as living room for many years. The public bar on the left still retains its Victorian bar counter but it has a frontage added in c.1980, which is the date the dado panelling was added to the room. The bar back fitting in the public bar includes a till drawer dating from the 1950s, which is the date of the brick fireplace. Note the remains of the glazed screen over the bar counter and the slopes of the door frame. At the rear is the lounge with an old stone fireplace and service via a door to the back of the bar.

A 200-year-old basic locals’ pub with stables at the rear. It has been in the same family since 1940 and was run by Nellie Hopkins, the longest-serving pub landlady in Wales at 62 years when she died in 2002 aged 92. Originally three rooms, the one on the front right has been used by the family as living room for many years. The public bar on the left still retains its Victorian bar counter but it has a frontage added in c.1980, which is the date the dado panelling was added to the room. The bar back fitting in the public bar includes a till drawer dating from the 1950s, which is the date of the brick fireplace. Note the remains of the glazed screen over the bar counter and the slopes of the door frame. At the rear is the lounge with an old stone fireplace and service via a door to the back of the bar.

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