Bedlinog Pubs

Only one public house remains in the village, there used to be at least five.

The ones I could trace were-

Public Houses

Railway Inn, Closed

Bedlinog Inn Closed

Station Hotel closed

Fox and Hounds closed


Bedlinog Inn


Old Photo of the Inn during a flood


2011 Bedlinog Inn above after refurbishment


2013 and closed again and being re built.

binn 2014

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March 2014 and refurbished again


Totally transformed


Autumn 2015 thriving again

How it looked in 1906

Railway Hotel now closed 

The highest pub in Bedlinog, the Railway.


Station Hotel

The closed Station pub 2012


The station pub in the 1950’s

The now closed New Inn




Beer token from the New Inn

Nelson Public Houses

Public Houses old and new

If anyone knows of any that I have missed please let us know.

Colliers Arms now called the Rowan Tree

Crown Inn Nelson closed

Dynevor Arms

Farmers Arms closed

General Picton closed (now Bob’s fruit and Vegetable shop)

Greyhound Hotel, Llanfabon Inn, Nelson

Holly Bush

Nelson Inn

Railway Inn Llanfabon

Royal Oak

Tyler’s Hotel

Wellington Hotel (now Wellington stores)

The Dynevor Arms


The Llanfabon Inn (Greyhound)

Original name

The hunt passing the Llanfabon

Llanfabon Inn and church

Former proprietors and regulars

Railway Inn Llanfabon

The Railway 2015

The Railway 2020 (below)

Tylers arms

The Tylers darts team 1980’s

Below we see a few views of the Rowan Tree (The Colliers)

Melody Bowen and her dog Captain 1970’s possibly

Full house up the Colliers


Dennis and Bronwen Holland Landlord/lady

The Hollybush

October 2015 above and April 2020 below

A couple in the snow old phone box visable aswell as the newer one

The Royal Oak

Dave and Jayne Philips 2010

2020 lockdown at the Royal Oak Tommy Gwyllym manager

Above we see the Royal Oak February 2019 is it the end? The answer was no, and the Rhymney brewery now own it and Tommy Gwillym is the landlord below we see the pub during 2020 lockdown

A very old Photo of The Royal Oak


Nelson Inn

Gordon W Jones relatives outside the Inn ( 1905-10 approx.)

Nelson Inn many years ago

Mr Price former land lord Nelson Inn

Refurbishment after Barclays bank moved from the Inn

Nelson Inn 2011 in trouble


The Wellington


Wellington 1907 thanks to Kath Meredith

The General Picton Inn


Edwardsville Public house, the Great Western
Picture donated by Alan Evans Cilfynydd

There is only one public house in Edwardsville, The Great Western Hotel. It is sited on the former entrance to the Quakers Yard railway station. Mike is the current landlord.


The Western Bar

The Western many years ago

Quakers Yard pubs

There have been at least five public houses in Quakers Yard, The Carpenter Arms, near Fiddlers Elbow, The White Hart, The Victoria Inn are no longer in business but the village still has two public houses, the Quakers Yard Inn and the Glantaf Inn.

Carpenters Arms on the old Fiddlers Elbow

An awesome paining by Douglas Stott contributed by Wayne Hankins and Looking down from above

The Glantaf


Some Glan Taff outings

Scotland trip


The Quakers Yard Inn


Victoria Inn (above) no longer a public house

Treharris pubs

The Royal Hotel

Currently closed but under new ownership and there are plans to re open the pub.


There was a problem when plans were first submitted for a new Hotel for Treharris.

October 4, 1890, Provisional license for proposed Hotel at Treharris Refused

During September 1890, The Treharris total abstinence society had met to seek ways to oppose the licence of a new Hotel at Pantanas, to be named the Royal Hotel. They were getting a petition drawn up and were seeking assistance from Navigation Colliery Company.

Charles Kensole of Aberdare, applied for a provisional licence for a new hotel to be built on the Pantanas estate for Mr D Jones of the George Brewery, Aberdare.

Present at the meeting were

Mr Rhys on behalf of Mr Rhys Jones and 520 inhabitants
Mr Mackintosh, Cardiff, Commercial Hotel Treharris
Mr J Plews, Inhabitants, A. P. James Navigation Colliery Company.
Mr Mathews, Navigation Hotel.

The hotel is planned to be sited adjacent to the new passenger station, cost approximately £2,500. Architect Mr Roderick.

The argument is that there are 613 houses at Treharris with another 26 in course of erection, with 6 persons per house average Population is 3,678.

Sergeant Cook of the police force believed that a new hotel would be an advantage, it would reduce the crowded state of the other public houses, especially on a Friday and Saturday night, it would also render proper surveillance over them.

The licence was refused

A couple of years later a new application was successful, it was argued that there was not enough Hotel accommodation available for travelors to the Town…the new building would now cost in the region of £3,200.

Work then commenced on the new building and In the Kelly’s Directory for 1895, it shows a record of a Mr Wyndham Williams, landlord of the Royal Hotel, Pantannas.


A beer check with Wyndham Williams name on, was once valid at the Royal Hotel (check is part of the R Amos collection)

Above we see a play ground on the old Treharris Railway station in front of the Royal hotel

Royal 2009

Navigation Hotel

The Navigation Hotel is the public house that everyone associates with the town, it is on the main square and was opened in 1878.



In 2014 major work on the outside of the Navigation Hotel and below August 2016



The Perrott Inn, a very old pub that is now in a very poor way since its closure a few years back.( pic taken 2010)


The day the Perrott burned down May 9th 2015



Once the blaze was put out.

Below we see the sorry state of the Perrott August 2016





The Perrott was finally demolished at the end of February 2017





Now demolished Commercial Hotel next to Football pitch picture donated by Alan Evans Cilfynydd

Trelewis Pubs


I have traced the Bontnewydd Hotel to the 1901 census,the landlord then was a Mister Lewis Lewis aged 34 and his wife Mary (35). They had two children William aged 12 and Gwen aged 10, the family originated from Gelligaer. They employed two servants at this time, Mary Bray aged 15, house domestic and Sarah Morgan aged 19, Cook and domestic servant.


The Chapman family were one of the first land lords. It has seen a few changes over the years and the first floor was made into a function room in the 1980’s at the same time the bar was knocked through to the back lounge and changed into a lounge, another back room became the new bar.

In 2015 it was closed and now in August 2016 it is for sale at a price of £100,000 but not much interest.It now looks like this August 2016



Here is a Beer check worth 6d for use at The Bontnewydd Hotel. The landlord at the time was a Mister Lewis

Ffaldcaiach Inn



The name refers to an ancient animal pound in the direction of the river Caiach. The river formed part of a boundary within the lordship of Senghenydd in Norman times. The current landlords are Nigel and Becky O’ Connor (1999- present) Other landlords have included Terry Davies(1995) Dennis and Molly Barwood (1975) and Mr W Bennett (1935).
I have traced the pub back to 1861 census, it is not on the 1851 census.