Monday 8 October 2012

Now and Then - Ship in Barry

Ship, Barry, Harbour Road (Corner of St Nicholas Road), Barry

There was a ‘Ship’ pub near this site in the 1780s, this was replaced by the Romilly Estate in the 1850’s with a new pub that lasted until the1880’s until the present building, originally called the Ship Hotel opened in the 1890’s.

The 1950’s/60’s black and white photograph shows the pub was owned by Crosswell’s Brewery of Ely, Cardiff. Crosswell’s were taken over by Rhymney Brewery in 1936 and the dray on the left carries the legend ‘Rhymney & Crosswells’, above the dray is the pub sign with the Rhymney Hobby Horse on it. Rhymney Brewery was taken over by Whitbread in 1966.

According to “The Complete Guide to the Vale of Glamorgan’s Pubs 1997” the Ship was then owned by Welsh Brewers. Today the Ship is owned by Greene King and operated as one of their ‘Hungry Horse’ chain of pubs.

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