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The Skirrid Mountain Inn - Not the oldest pub in Wales.

I do like it when a claim turns out to be false and is exposed by those annoying things called facts.

The Skirrid Mountain Inn claims to be the oldest pub in Wales but only dates from 1640 at the earliest. Here is a list of older Welsh pubs:

Llanthony Abbey Hotel, Monmouthshire, dates from 1107, though first mention as an inn, the Travellers Rest, is in 1852. Which still makes it 7 years older than the first mention of the Skirrid Inn as a beerhouse in 1859.

Priory Inn, Lower Priory, Nr Milford Haven, 1100s, though only became a pub around 1986.

King's Head, Llandovery, 1100s

Old House, Llangynwydd, 1147

Llindir Inn, Henllan 1200s

Old Nag's Head, Monmouth, 1200s,

Cross Keys Inn, Swansea, 1300s

Rhydspence Inn, Rhydsence, 1300s

Blue Anchor, East Aberthaw, 1380

Plough & Harrow, Monknash 1383

Duke's Arms, originally the Talbot, Presteigne 1480

Red Lion, Llanafan Fawr, 1400s

Harp, Old Radnor, 1400s

Kings' Arms, Abergavenny, 1500s

Robin Hood, Monmouth, 1500s

Murenger House, Newport, 1520s

Black Boy, Caernarfon, 1522

Radnorshire Arms, Beguildy, 1500s

Old Swan, Llantwit Major 1500s

Plough & Harrow, Murton, Gower, 1500s

Duke of Wellington, Cowbridge , was the Half Moon, 1500s

Three Tuns, Hay on Wye, 1500s

Hanbury Arms, Caerleon, 1560s, though the tower is Norman!

Red Lion, Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan, 1500s

Fforest Inn, Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan, 1500s

Wheelwright Arms, Erwood, 1500s

New Inn, Newbridge, Radnor, 1500s

Llanerch Inn, Llandrindod Wells, 1500s

Crown, Rhayader, 1500s,

Radnorshire Arms, Presteigne, 1530s, but only became a pub 1792

Cornhill, Rhayader, 1540

Lion, Trellech, 1560

Groes Inn Hotel, Conwy, 1573

Lion Royal Hotel, Rhayader 1600s

So there we have the list of 34 Welsh pubs that date to before the Skirrid Inn was built.

**So hopefully they will be withdrawing their claims and not telling urban legends, porkie pies and half truths to Japanese tourists any more.


4 people have spoken:

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, Just a slight oversight there then!

I too enjoy a wildly exaggerated claim being subsequently disproved which reminds me of the WMD issue. We are now 6 years on and has anyone found them yet?

Have they fuck.

But that twat Bush is still going to pin a medal on his partner in crime, Blair.

Pair of fucking warmongering wankers.

JPT said...

I like the old pub names - none of your 'Slug and Lettuce' bullshit here.

Fidothedog said...

Grumpy, now come on what a sexxed up dossier, some spin and a weapons expert hounded to his death between friends.

Besides has not Blair gone on to be a latter day snake oil salesman and will no doubt walk across water one day.

Anonymous said...

". . . latter day snake oil salesman . . ."

Made I larf!