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Details of pub: Pier Hotel, Aberystwyth

Other names:
Address/Location: Pier Street
OS Grid Ref: SN5816381753
Opened: c. 1883      
Closed: open 2017       Type: Hotel
Notes: 1883
reference to Owen, Pier Hotel, organising a ball.
"...the company sat down to a capital dinner, provided and served by Mrs Owen, of the Pier Hotel, Aberystwyth" AO 18 Dec 1886
" Transfer of Licence.-An application for a temporary transfer of licence of the Pier Hotel from Mr Henry Owen to Mrs Maria Clarke was granted. " CN 13/06/1890

1892 (Dec)
To let, occupier leaving.

Under new management M Richards - see att advert
Cycling Club Ball at the Assembly Rooms "The largest ante room had been given up as a supper room, and here Miss Richards, of the Pier Hotel, had laid out with the greatest taste a dainty supper. " Mont County Times 29 Feb 1896

Licence transferred to Miss Lawrence. Herald Cymraeg 9 Feb 1897

"Yn llys ynadon Aberystwyth, ddydd Lun, dygwyd dyn ieuanc, o'r erw Walter Ormes, o Gaer, yn mlaen mewn dalfa, dan y cyhuddiad o ladrata dau fesur piwtar o far y Pier Hotel, Aberystwyth. Aeth y carcharor i fewn i'r bar dan yr esgus o brynu hen bethau wedi tori; a thra yr oedd y dafarn wraig ymaith cymerodd y mesurau oddiar y cownter. Daliwyd ef cyn pen yr awr. Addefai ei fod yn euog. Dedfrydwyd ef i garchar am 14 diwrnod" Clorianydd 3 March 1898
"Transfers were granted of the Pier Hotel from Anne Elisabeth Lawrence to John Wilkins" CN 5 Apr 1901
"SUDDEN DEATH. Yesterday afternoon, about three o'clock, Mr John Wilkinson, of the Pier Hotel, dropped dead. Dr. Harries was sent for and arrived at once and stated that life was extinct. The cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Wilkinson was fifty-three years of age and was formerly stationmaster at Newtown. He leaves a widow and two grown up children, with whom general sympathy is felt. " CN 4 Mar 1904
Temp transfer of licence to Mrs Wilkinson from her late husband. June 1904
Petty Sessions: Aberystwyth; number on list: 28; name of premises: Pier Hotel; Parish / Place: Aberystwyth; Licensee: Wilkinson, Clara M.; owner or tenant : tenant; registered owner : City Brewery, Litchfield; free or tied: tied; tied to: City Brewery; type of licence: full; on or off licence: on; number of licenced days per week: 6. (1905 list)

Additional information


Pier Street / Promenade, Aberystwyth, 50 inch, 1905


Pub sign:

Pier Hotel sign, Aberystwyth

Date: 2008 (approx)


Pier Hotel, Aberystwyth, 2009

Date: 2009 (approx)


Pier Hotel, Aberystwyth, 2016

Date: 2016



Date: 1895


Auction notice

Date: 1919


Theft of a coin

Date: 1900


Auction of various licensed properties

Date: 1919


Poaching publicans!

Date: 1899


Advert for the Pier Hotel

Date: 1894