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Details of pub: Nanteos Arms, Aberystwyth

Other names:
Address/Location: Great Darkgate Street
OS Grid Ref: SN5823681636
Opened: before 1816      
Closed: c. 1872       Type: Pub
Summary: The two addresses given for this pub suggest that it was on the corner of Pier Street and Great Darkgate Street. The complaint in 1868 implies that 3 Pier Street is connected to the back of the Nanteos Arms. The OS maps suggest that Nanteos Arms would therefore have been at 43 Great Darkgate Street. It and 3 Pier Street have now been demolished and are the site of the little garden opposite the Clock.

Notes: 1816
Thomas Wells, Nanteos Arms, Pier Street,
(Aberystwyth Guide, 1816)

Marriage: Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. Edward Thomas, of the Nanteos Arms, Aberystwith

Deaths: Recently at Aberystwith, aged 73, Mr. Edward Thomas, of the Nant Eos Arms, Market Place. Welshman 3 Sept 1858

BIRTHS. BEYSTON.—On the 23rd inst., the wife of Mr. Thomas Beyston, innkeeper, Nant Eos Arms, Aberystwyth, of a son.

"Thomas Beyston complained to the meeting of the want of sewerage in the street where his property was situate. The cellars were full of water; and indeed were in such a state that he was unable to let his houses" AO 23 Nov 1866

"Transfer of the licence of the Nanteos Arms" made from the name of Thomas Beyston to that of Henry Mitchell." AO 14 Dec 1867

Licensee: Beyston, Thomas
Slater’s Directory, 1868

"DRANAGE NUISANCE. The tenant of the Nanteos Arms appeared to the complaint of Mrs Jones, 3, Pier-street, who complained of the drainage of the former premises. Mr Lloyd explained that the Nuisance Act was very stringent, and one individual could compel another to remove such nuisance. The bench advised Mr Mitchell to remove the cause of complaint. " AO 1 Aug 1868

"With reference to the nuisance complained of at the back of the Nanteos Arms, Mr PELL said he had called on the surveyor, and there was no doubt as to the existence of the nuisance complained of at the last meeting. Mr MITCHELL, the occupier of the Nanteos Arms, said he was willing to do all in his power towards the abatement of the nuisance. He believed the required alteration would cost something like 23 10s. After a short discussion on the subject, Mr MITCHELL promised to make the required alterations for the abatement of the nuisance, in the course of a week." Aberystwyth Times 29 May 1869
Henry Michell, Nanteos Arms, mentioned in court case. Welshman 8 Oct 1869

unknown date
Henry Michells [Mitchell] of the Skinner's arms wrote to the Nanteos Estate about the tenancy of the Nanteos Arms to William Christall (NLW Nanteos, L2332)

licensee: Henry Michell
source: Post Office directory, 1871

"The licence of the Nanteos Arms was also on the application of Mr William Christall, Harlech, North Wales, late master mariner, transferred to him from Mr Mitchell, who has just left that house" CN 21 Jan 1871

"TO BE LET, With immediate possession, ALL that PUBLIC HOUSE and SPIRIT VAULTS called Nanteos Arms," centrally situated in Great Dark-gate Street, Aberystwyth. Lease to run 10 years. Incoming moderate. Apply on the premises." AO 20 Jan 1872

"NANTEOS ARMS INN, GREAT DARKGATE-STREET, ABERTSTWYTH. G. T. SMITH HAS been instructed by Mrs CRYSTAL, who is about leaving the town, to SELL BY AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 30th day of SEPTEMBER, 1872, at 6 o,clock in the evening, on the premises as above, the whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Fixtures, remainder of Stock-in-Trade, and other Effects therein" AO 14 Sept 1872

Additional information


Advert for the Nanteos Arms

Date: 1870


Wild night at the nanteos Arms

Date: 1867


Drunken militiaman

Date: 1865

People associated with this establishment
Beyston, Thomas and Mary [-]