Wednesday 20 January 2010

Monmouthshire Pub Closures

Monmouthshire Pub Closures

Further to the pub closure posts on Newport and Cardiff, I decided to have a look at pub closures in the mainly rural county of Monmouthshire. Again the start date of the research is 1997, not for any political reason but that was when the majority of the research was carried out on pubs in South Wales for a CAMRA local beer/pub guide that was never published. However it does show how many more pubs have closed under the Labour Government.

Pub Closures
  1. Great George, Cross St, Abergavenny
  2. Malthouse, Abergavenny, now a restaurant
  3. Greyhound Vaults, Market street, Abergavenny, now a restaurant
  4. Somerset Arms, Victoria Street, Abergavenny, closed, freehold for sale
  5. Pill House Inn, Pill Row, closed
  6. Bridge Inn, Chepstow, closed, for sale
  7. Berkeley Arms, Chepstow, closed, now a day-care centre
  8. Green Dragon, Moor St, Chepstow, closed, now owned by local cult
  9. Cupid's Hill Inn, Grosmont, closed, residential
  10. Wentwood Inn, Five Lanes, Caldicot, converted to restaurant
  11. Queen's Head, Moor street, Chepstow, closed
  12. St Tecla Inn, Bulwark, Chepstow, demolished for shopping centre
  13. Navigation, Gilwern, closed for sale, boarded up
  14. Cambrian, Clydach, closed
  15. Cordell Country Inn, Govilon, closed
  16. Horse & Jockey, Hardwick, Abergavenny is now the Hardwick restaurant
  17. Old Farmhouse Inn, Llandogo, closed, residential
  18. Red Hart. Llanvapley, closed, residential. (photo above from 1960s)
  19. Bridge Inn, Llanfoist, closed, for sale (freehold)
  20. Llanfoist Inn, Llanfoist, converted to an Indian restaurant
  21. Bridge Inn, Llangwm, closed, up for sale (freehold)
  22. Hostry, Llantilio Crosseny, closed, residential
  23. Old Mitre Inn, Llantilio Pertholey, closed, residential
  24. Royal Oak, Llantrisant-on-Usk, closed,residential
  25. King's Arms, Llanvertherine, closed, residential
  26. Charthouse, Llanvihangel Gobion, converted to restaurant
  27. Beaufort Arms, Monkswood, closed, for sale (freehold)
  28. Three Salmons, Cross Ash converted to restaurant and renamed 1861
  29. Crown, Whitebrook, converted to restaurant
  30. Bull Inn, Monmouth knocked through and became part of the Punch House next door
  31. King Henry V, Monmouth, converted to Chinese restaurant
  32. Parkhouse Tavern, Parkhouse, closed, residential
  33. Priory Motel, Skenfrith, closed
  34. Halfway House, Talycoed, converted to restaurant, then closed
  35. Foxhunter, Nantyderry, converted to restaurant
  36. Trekkers, The Narth, closed
  37. Cardiff Arms, Usk, closed retail unit
  38. White Hart, Usk, closed
  39. Brittania, Monmouth, converted to restaurant
  40. Gockett, converted to residential

Old Herefordshire House, Abergavenny is now Auberge a cafe/bar/nightclub
Welsh Guardsman, Frogmore Street, Abergavenny is now the Britannia

New Pub Openings
  1. Coliseum, Abergavenny, JDW
  2. Bellhanger, Chepstow, JDW
  3. Kings Head, Monmouth, JDW (reopening)
  4. Hogs Head, Great Treadam, Llantilio Crossenny (free)

The vast majority of pub losses have been due to resataurant conversions and suprisingly not residential conversions. This strongly contrasts with Newoprt and Cardiff areas.

1 comment:

Rhys Wynne said...

I don't know if this is your kind of thing (er even if you do requests on this blog), but as fundraiser towards the 2010 National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale, there's a talk/lecture (in English) about Abergavenny's old pubs:

24/02/10: The Lost Pubs of Abergavenny - a lecture by Frank Olding. 19.30 at The King's Arms, Abergavenny. Tickets - £5 on the door.


It might be of interest to some of your readers.


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