Dyfi Valley Inns.

I thought it'd be interesting to research the locations and names of local inns over the years, and here are my results to date. For my sources I've used old maps, census returns, various publications, and occasional recollections of people who live in the area. There's more to do yet, and I'll enter updates as I get further information.

Some were old drovers' inns, and some were old coaching inns that have made a successful transition to hotel status. Some nowadays depend heavily on the summer tourist trade to stay in business, and some are unashamedly just "locals". As trade and travel patterns have changed, so the numbers have fluctuated in order to cope with the demand. Over the years, about 57 have closed down, leaving many outlying villages without a pub, but another 30-odd are still in business - and there are stories to be told about many of them. I've not yet included the country house hotels that have appeared in recent years, and I've so far resisted the temptation to comment on any existing hostelry!

Entries in black represent existing locations and existing inns.
Entries in red represent defunct locations or inns, or names that have changed over the years.
1, 2, etc = References (existing/defunct).
? or ? = element of doubt.

Location Name 16
00s
17
00s
18
00s
18
40s
18
50s
18
60s
18
70s
18
80s
18
90s
19
00s
19
60s
20
00s
Llanymawddwy Ty Isaf/Sun                6 7, 16 18    
Llanymawddwy Blue Horse (35)                        
Llanymawddwy Bull Mawr (35)                        
Llanymawddwy Bull Bach (35)                        
Llanymawddwy Goat (35)                        
Dinas Mawddwy Black Horse? (19)                      
Dinas Mawddwy Nag's Head                   19    
Dinas Mawddwy Red Lion (=Llew Coch)                   19 32 32
Dinas Mawddwy Sign   47                    
Dinas Mawddwy ?, 11 High St         5              
Dinas Mawddwy ?, 14 Broad St         5              
Dinas Mawddwy ?, 28 Broad St         5              
Minllyn Buckley Arms/
Buckley Pines
          27     16   32 32
Minllyn Dafarn Newydd                 16 39    
Minllyn Dolbrodmaeth                       32
Mallwyd Peniarth Arms(16)/ Bury/Bury's Hotel (28,39)/
Brigands' Inn
     *           16 39 32 32
Mallwyd Cross Foxes      30                  
Commins Coch Cottage in village with name "Bwthyn Llew Coch", suggesting it might have been the Red Lion inn. Needs checking.                   18   32 
Tafolwern ?                 16      
Llanbrynmair Wynnstay Arms Hotel      33               32 32
Llanbrynmair Dafarn Newydd                 16      
Llan Ty Mawr                 16      
Cemmaes ?/Penrhos Arms     *           16 18 32 32
Cemmaes Road Dovey Valley                 16 18? 32 32
Llanwrin Ty Uchaf (9)       11?         16 11, 38    
Darowen Red Lion (9)   *             16 18?    
Dylife Llwyn y Grug
(Llwyngrug/Llwyn y Graig)
          44 12 12        
Dylife Camder Ffordd   44                    
Dylife Drop Inn                44        
Dylife Star 9               12 12, 44 32, 44 32, 44
Penegoes Letters?          11              
Penegoes Letters?          11              
Penegoes Tafarn Isa/Penegoes Inn 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12, 16 12,
18
   
Machynlleth Black Lion
(Maengwyn St)
  49   13                
Machynlleth Blue Bell
(Maengwyn St) (13)
    4   11       4a      
Machynlleth Boot
(Penrallt St)
    4,
13
                 
Machynlleth Buck
(Penrallt St)
          13 40          
Machynlleth Bull
(Penrallt St)
    4,
13
                 
Machynlleth Cross Pipes
(Maengwyn St)
                  13    
Machynlleth Eagles/Dyfi Foresters/ Foresters
(Doll St)
            13   4a   32 32
Machynlleth Eagles
(Penrallt St)
   8 4,
13
13                
Machynlleth Goat
(Penrallt St)
          13     4a 13    
Machynlleth Glyndwr
(Doll St)
          13     4a   32 32
Machynlleth Golden Lion
(Pentrerhedyn St)
    4   11 13            
Machynlleth Herbert Arms
(Penrallt St)
        13?              
Machynlleth Plough and Harrow         11              
Machynlleth Raven
(Penrallt St)
     4,
13
      13          
Machynlleth Red Lion/Llew Côch
(Maengwyn St)
        11       4a 13 32 32
Machynlleth Saddlers' Arms          11              
Machynlleth Ship/Ship Vaults
(Penrallt St)
                4a,
13
13    
Machynlleth Skinners' Arms
(Penrallt St)
25   4,
13
  11       4a   32 32
Machynlleth Swan          11              
Machynlleth Unicorn
(Maengwyn St)
  13 4                  
Machynlleth Vault              13          
Machynlleth White Horse
(Maengwyn St)
    4    11       4a 13 32   32
Machynlleth White Lion (Lion)
(Pentrerhedyn St)
13  13    11        4a 13,
17
 32  32
Machynlleth Wynnstay
(Penrallt St)
        14, 31 13       *    
Machynlleth Wynnstay & Unicorn/ Wynnstay, Herbert Arms & Unicorn/
Wynnstay Arms Hotel
(Maengwyn St)
    *     13, 15       13,
28,
13,
28
32 32
Esgairgeiliog Dwy Nant                       32
Corris Tafarn Fach (34)                        
Corris Braich Goch 23       11       16 * 32 32
Corris Dulas Valley                     32 32
Corris Slaters Arms                     32 32
Derwenlas Black Lion                   18 32 32
Derwenlas Tafarn Isa (9, 10)                        
Tre'r Ddôl Dolclettwr Arms (48)/Commercial/ Wildfowler         29
48
  5b   1,
7
2,
7a
32 32
Tre'r Ddôl Boar's Head (8a, 43)/
Half Way Inn
    43 8a     5b,
21
  1,
7
2,
7a
*  
Glandyfi/Llyn Dreinog
(Map Ref: SN69509825)
Morfa Dyfi Old Tavern/
Maenan Cottage(34)
      8a         16 10   36
Taliesin Royal Oak                   2,
7a
*  
Taliesin Tafarn a Frân/Tafarn Maria     29                  
Talybont Black Lion (=Llew Du)                     32 32
Talybont White Lion (=Llew Gwyn)                     32 32
Borth Cambrian/Grand Hotel           28       20,
28
   
Borth Friendship           24         32 32
Borth Victoria                   20 32 32
Borth Station Hotel/Railway Hotel                       32
Ynyslas Gogerddan Arms           41 5b 6,
41
7 42    
Llandre Glebe    45 45                   
Llandre Black Lion     45                   
Rhydypennau Three Horseshoes                 16       
Rhydypennau Rhydypennau                   32
Pennal Lion/Riverside                   28 32 32
Pennal Union Jack/Flag                 7 7a    
Aberdyfi Britannia     10 10           37 32 32
Aberdyfi  Cegin Arthur     46                  
Aberdyfi Corbet Arms Hotel and Posting House     10, 37 10 26 37       37    
 Aberdyfi Penhelig Arms   37 10            37   32 32
 Aberdyfi Ship/Dovey Hotel    10    10             32 32
 Aberdyfi Trefeddian Hotel                   22, 37 32 32
 Aberdyfi Ty Mawr/Raven/
Royal Raven
 ?   37  10                

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