Historic Ruabon Inns

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Historic Ruabon Inns

 

These are the inns of the old Ruabon Parish as they appeared in various Trade Directories.

Trade directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses and are usually listed by occupation. They list information for the year they are published. In Wales, directories first appeared in the late eighteenth century and continue to the present day. 

 

Name

Address

Place

Notes

ANCHOR

Pentre Hill

Penycae

Robert Davies (Slater 1868)
Catherine Davies (Slater 1880)
Catherine Davies (Slater 1895)
Destroyed by fire, 1956

ANCHOR

High Street

Rhosymedre

Joseph Boote (Slater 1868)
Thomas Davies (Slater 1880)
William Jones (Slater 1895)

AUSTRALIA ARMS

Bank Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Closed 1970s? Demolished.

BIRD IN HAND

Crane Street

Cefn Mawr

???

BIRD IN HAND

Stryt Isa

Penycae

???

BLACK HORSE

Llangollen Road

Acrefair

Closed 1920s???

BLACK HORSE

Campbell Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

BLACK HORSE §

Hall Street

Penycae

William Roberts (Slater 1868)
William Roberts (Slater 1880)
Mary Roberts (Slater 1895)

BLACK LION

Llangollen Road

Acrefair

???

BLACK LION §

Park Road

Newbridge

Elizabeth Jones (Slater 1880)
John Gabriel (Slater 1895)

BLACK LION §

Church Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

 

BLACK LION

Park Lane

Rhosymedre

???

BLUE BELL
(aka 'THE CHESHIRE')

Delph Road

Acrefair

Closed. Converted to house.

BLUE BELL

High Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Thomas Owen (Slater 1868)
John Parry (Slater 1880)
Edward Price (Slater 1895)

BRICKLAYERS ARMS
(renamed BRIDGE END)

Bridge Street

Ruabon

Jane Davies (Slater 1859)
Edward Davies (Slater 1868)
Walter Holt (Slater 1880)

BRICKLAYERS ARMS

Stryt Isa

Penycae

John Stevens (Slater 1859)
John Stevens (Slater 1868)
Mary Ann Jarvis (Slater 1880)
Samuel Evans (Slater 1895)

BRIDGE END §
(previously BRICKLAYERS ARMS)

Bridge Street

Ruabon

John Jones (Slater 1895)
J W Gerrard (WTD 1918)

BRIDGE

Pentre

Penycae

???

BRITANNIA

Russell Street

Cefn Mawr

David James (Slater 1859)

BUCK

Hill Street

Cefn Mawr

Abraham Parry (Slater 1880)
John Morris (Slater 1895)
Demolished c1963.

BULL'S HEAD

Chapel Street /
Aberderfyn

Ponciau

Demolished

BULL'S HEAD

High Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

BUTCHERS' ARMS

Hall Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

CAMBRIAN

Johnson Street

Ponciau

Demolished

CHESHIRE CHEESE

Delph Road

Acrefair

Demolished 1930s

CHIDE CASTLE
(renamed EAGLES, 1844)

Llangollen Road

Acrefair

Mostyn Owen

COACH & HORSES ¶

Vinegar Hill

Rhosllannerchrugog

John Jones (Slater 1868)
John Roberts (Slater 1880)
John Jones (Slater 1895)

COLLIERS' ARMS

Well Street

Cefn Mawr

 

COLLIERS' ARMS §

Chapel Street

Ponciau

 

CROSS FOXES

???

Cefn Mawr

David Jones (Slater 1859)

CROSS FOXES

Hall Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

William Howell (Slater 1895)
Demolished 1980s?

CROSS FOXES

Church Street

Ruabon

Watkin Rogers (Pigot 1835)
Watkin Rogers (Pigot 1844)
David Jones (Slater 1880)
Closed 1889

CROSS FOXES §

Copperas Hill

Penycae

 

CROSS KEYS

???

Cefn Mawr

John Roberts (Slater 1859)
Jonathan Jones (Slater 1868)
Jonathan Jones (Slater 1880)
Samuel Dickie (WTD 1903)

CROSS KEYS

Hall Street

Penycae

Closed 1970s. Demolished.

CROSS KEYS

Wesley Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Demolished 2008

DUKE OF WELLINGTON §

Llangollen Road

Trefynant

Thomas Davies (Slater 1859)
David Jones (Slater 1880)
Richard Roberts (Slater 1895)
M Humphreys (WTD 1903)
Vincent Thompson (WTD 1912)

DUKE OF WELLINGTON §

Duke Street

Ruabon

Edward Reeves  (Pigot 1835)
Morris Morris (Pigot 1844)
Thomas Jones (Slater 1859)
Sarah Jones (Slater 1868)
Sarah Jones (Slater 1880)
Sarah Jones (Slater 1895)
Mrs. Cotton (WTD 1903)
Mrs. Cotton (WTD 1912)
Mrs. Cotton (WTD 1918)

EAGLE

Stryt Isa

Penycae

???

EAGLES §
(previously CHIDE CASTLE)

Llangollen Road

Acrefair

John Roberts (Slater 1859)
John Roberts (Slater 1868)
John Roberts (Slater 1880)
George Bowen (Slater 1895)

EAGLES

Stryt Isa

Penycae

???

EAGLES

High Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Edward Tunnah (Slater 1880)
Edward Tunnah (Slater 1895)

EAGLES

Park Road

Rhosymedre

Evan Jones (Slater 1859)
Samuel Brentnall (Slater 1868)

EAGLES
(renamed WYNNSTAY)

High Street /
Park Street

Ruabon

 

FEATHERS

Hall Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

FEATHERS

???

Ruabon

???

FIGHTING COCK

???

Cefn Mawr

???

FORESTERS

Black Lion Road
(now Bethania Road)

Acrefair

John Lloyd (Slater 1868)
William Davies (Slater 1880)
Moses Pierce (Slater 1895)
Closed c1965. Demolished.

FORESTERS

King Street

Cefn Mawr

Thomas Cuffin (Slater 1895)

FORESTERS

High Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

FOX & HOUNDS

???

Newbridge

Rose Beckett (Slater 1868)
Rose Beckett (Slater 1880)
Thomas Fieldhouse (Slater 1895)

GOAT

Park Street

Ruabon

William Morris (Pigot 1835)
Thomas Morris (Pigot 1844)
Sarah Morris (Slater 1859)
Sarah Morris (Slater 1868)
Closed c1865. Demolished

GRAPES

Crane Street

Cefn Mawr

???

GRAPES §

Maelor Road

Johnstown

 

GREAT WESTERN
(aka 'The NANT')

Pont Adam

Ruabon

Robert Pemberton (Slater 1895)
Closed

GRIFFIN

Bank Street

Ponciau

Charles Hewitt (Slater 1880)
Hannah Jones (Slater 1895)

GROSVENOR ARMS

High Street

Cefn Mawr

Thomas W Jones (Slater 1859)
Robert Roberts (Slater 1868)
Evan Evans (Slater 1880)
David Griffiths (Slater 1895)

HAMPDEN ARMS §

Llangollen Road

Acrefair

Edward Davies (Slater 1880)
William Roberts (Slater 1895)

HAND

Mount Pleasant

Ponciau

???

HOLLY BUSH §

Well Street

Cefn Mawr

John Pritchard (Slater 1859)
John Gabriel (Slater 1868)
Joseph Williams (Slater 1880)
Thomas Davies (Slater 1895)
A Thomas (WTD 1903)
A Thomas (WTD 1912)
Oldest pub in Cefn Mawr

HORSE & JOCKEY §

Chapel Street / Gutter Hill

Ponciau

Jonathan Clarke (Slater 1868)
Edward Clarke (Slater 1880)
J Edmund Jones (Slater 1895)

JENNY LIND

Bank Street

Ponciau

???

JOLLY COLLIER

Middle Road

Ruabon

???

JOLLY FORGEMAN

Jolly Bank

Cefn Bychan

Edward Morris (Slater 1868)
George Tompkins (Slater 1895)

JOLLY MASONS §

Rock Road

Rhosymedre

Built c1835
R G Evans (Slater 1880)
Robert Evans (Slater 1895)

KING'S HEAD

King Street

Cefn Mawr

William Bradley (Slater 1868)
Mary Lumb (Slater 1880)

KING'S HEAD

Hill Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Richard Hughes (Slater 1868)
Richard Hughes (Slater 1880)
John Hughes (Slater 1895)
Converted to housing

LION

Market Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Charles Woollan (Slater 1880)
Demolished

LLANNERCHRUGOG ARMS

Market Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

William Edwards (Slater 1868)
John Parry (Slater 1880)
John Parry (Slater 1895)

MASONS' ARMS §
(now NEWBRIDGE ARMS)

Station Road

Cefn Bychan

Abraham Griffiths (Slater 1868)
Charles Shaw (Slater 1880)
Henry Lloyd (Slater 1895)

MILL §

Mill Lane

Cefn Mawr

 

MINERS' ARMS

???

Cefn Mawr

Thomas Richards (Slater 1868)
Thomas Bowen (Slater 1880)
Daniel Bowen (Slater 1895)

MORETON §

Ruabon Road

Johnstown

Edward Jones (Slater 1859)
Edward Jones (Slater 1868)
Joseph Owen (Slater 1880)
Joseph Owen (Slater 1895)

NAG'S HEAD

Hall Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Elizabeth Roberts (Slater 1868)
John Jones (Slater 1880)
Thomas A Roberts (Slater 1895)

NEW INN

???

Cefn Mawr

Walter Wright (WTD 1901)

NEW INN §

Maelor Road /
High Street

Johnstown

John Roberts (Slater 1859)
George Roberts (Slater 1868)
Roxanna Roberts (Slater 1880)
Roxanna Roberts (Slater 1895)

NEW INN

Stryt Isa

Penycae

???

NEW INN
(renamed TAFARN NEWYDD)

Mountain Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Closed. Demolished.

NEWBRIDGE ARMS §
(previously MASONS' ARMS)

Station Road

Cefn Bychan

 

ODDFELLOWS ARMS §

Chapel Street

Acrefair

Built c1800s

ODDFELLOWS ARMS

Church Street

Rhosymedre

William Furmston (Slater 1880)

PHOENIX

Pont Adam

Ruabon

???

PIGEONS

Pigeons Lane

Cefn Mawr

Edward Jones (Slater 1859)
Llewellyn Morris (Slater 1880)
Mary A Hughes (Slater 1895)

PLOUGH

High Street

Rhosymedre

Joseph Hobson (Slater 1859)
John Beaman (Slater 1868)
John Garside (Slater 1880)
Alexander McClusky (Slater 1895)
Alexander McClusky (WTD 1901)
Alexander McClusky (WTD 1903)
Closed 2011. Demolished 2013.

PLOUGH

Market Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Enoch Roberts (Slater 1880)

PRINCE OF WALES

High Street

Cefn Mawr

???

PRINCE OF WALES

Bonc Ddu

Ponciau

???

QUEEN'S §

Queen Street

Cefn Mawr

Built c1820s
John Jones (Slater 1868)
Richard Davies (Slater 1880)
Samuel Hughes (Slater 1895)
S Hughes (WTD 1918)

QUEEN'S HEAD

Bridge Street

Penycae

Andrew F Phillips (Slater 1868)
Mary Morris (Slater 1895)

QUEEN'S HEAD

???

Pant

John Wright (Slater 1868)
Caroline Lloyd (Slater 1880)
Thomas Davies (Slater 1895)
Edward Hughes (Slater 1895)

QUEEN'S HEAD

Johnson Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

 

RAILWAY

Railway Road

Cefn Mawr

Ann Jones (Slater 1859)
Ann Jones (Slater 1880)
Joseph Mansfield (Slater 1895)
J Mansfield (WTD 1903)
Closed 2012

RAILWAY §

Smith Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Edward Jones (Slater 1859)

RED COW

???

Cefn Mawr

Closed c1875. Demolished 1950s.

RED LION

Red Lion Square

Cefn Mawr

Edward Griffiths (Slater 1859)
John Amos (Slater 1880)

RED LION

Maelor Road

Johnstown

John Prince (Slater 1868)
John Prince (Slater 1880)
F R Campbell (Slater 1895)

RED LION

Pentre Hill

Penycae

William Miles (Slater 1868)
William Miles (Slater 1880)

RED LION

Brook Street

Rhosymedre

???

ROCK

Station Road

Cefn Bychan

Thomas Evans (Slater 1868)
Thomas Roberts (Slater 1880)
John M Jones (Slater 1895)
J Brown (WTD 1918)

ROYAL OAK

???

Cefn Bychan

Thomas E Parry (Slater 1868)
Thomas Edwards (Slater 1880)
Frederick Davies (Slater 1895)

ROYAL OAK

Stryt Isa

Penycae

Thomas Williams (Slater 1868)
Thomas Parsonage (Slater 1880)
Ann Lloyd (Slater 1895)

ROYAL OAK §

Fennant Road

Ponciau

Opened 1853

ROYAL OAK

Park Road

Rhosymedre

???

ROYAL OAK

Tan y Lan

Ruabon

???

SEA LION

Mountain Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

STAR
(OLD STAR)

???

Cefn Mawr

???

SUN & DRAGON

Hall Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Thomas Bellis (Slater 1868)
William Williams (Slater 1880)
William Edwards (Slater 1895)

SUN

???

Cefn Mawr

???

SUN

Bank Street

Ponciau

???

SUN §

Hall Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

 

SWAN
(OLD SWAN)

Hall Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

SWAN

Tan y Lan

Ruabon

Closed before 1838

TALBOT

Brook Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Thomas Hanmer (Slater 1880)
Kyffin Morris (Slater 1895)

TALBOT

Tan y Lan

Ruabon

Thomas Davies (Pigot 1835)
Evan Jones (Pigot 1844)
Robert Morris (Slater 1859)

TALLY HO

Newbridge Road

Newbridge

Closed. Converted to house.

TRAVELLERS' REST

High Street /
Bangor Road

Johnstown

William Solomon (Slater 1868)
William Solomon (Slater 1880)
James Haycocks (Slater 1895)
Closed 2009

UNICORN

Chapel Street

Ponciau

???

VAULTS
(aka OLD VAULTS)
(aka SPIRIT VAULTS)???

Well Street

Cefn Mawr

John Powell (Slater 1859)
Jane Jones (Slater 1880)
Robert Edwards (Slater 1895)
Closed 2011

VAULTS §
(renamed ROUNDHOUSE)
(renamed VAULTS, 2013)

Bridge Street

Ruabon

Mary Cunnah (Pigot 1844)
Lloyd Jones (Slater 1868)
O A H Franks (Slater 1880)
O A H Franks (Slater 1895)

VICTORIA

???

Cefn Mawr

???

WAGGONERS

 

Gyfelia

Closed 1970s?

WELSH HARP

Bank Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

???

WHEELWRIGHT ARMS

Stryt Isa

Penycae

Opened c1850s
John Valentine (Slater 1859)
John Valentine (Slater 1868)
Joseph Valentine (Slater 1880)
Joseph Valentine (Slater 1895)
Closed c2002

WHITE HORSE

Market Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Joseph Edwards (Slater 1859)
John Owen (Slater 1868)
John Owen (Slater 1880)
William Jones (Slater 1895)

WHITE LION

???

Cefn Mawr

Robert Jones (Slater 1859)

WHITE LION

Market Street

Rhosllannerchrugog

Jane Lappin (Slater 1859)

WYNNSTAY ARMS

High Street / Park Road

Rhosymedre

Caroline Beck (Slater 1880)
Thomas Griffiths (Slater 1895)

WYNNSTAY ARMS §
(previously EAGLES)

High Street /
Park Street

Ruabon

John Allen (Pigot 1835)
John Allen (Pigot 1844)
Mary Allen (Slater 1859)
John Allen (Slater 1868)
Henry C Murless (Slater 1880)
Philip Murless (Slater 1895)
Listed Grade II building.

Abbreviations:

  • Pigot - Pigot & Co. Directory (1835; 1844)
  • Slater- Slater's Directory (1859; 1868; 1880)
  • WTD - Wales Trades' Directory (1903; 1912; 1918)
  • § - still in operation
  • ??? - more information needed

Sources:

For further research :

  • "North Wales Directories 1818 to 1936", Clwyd FHS