Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Now and Then, former Union Hotel, Abersychan

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Union Hotel, corner of Union Street and Broad Street, Abersychan, demolished for road widening and a car park. Union Street has been diverted to the left of the picture today.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Now and Then, former Railway Bar, Aberdare


The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Railway Bar Hotel, on the corner of Commercial Street and Duke Street, Aberdare, is now a Co-Op Bank.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Now and Then, former Heathcock Inn, Aberdare

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Heathcock Inn, Aberdare was situated on 'Heath Corner', the junction of High Street and Seymour Street. The pub and the surrounding buildings were demolished in the 1970s for road widening and to build St Mary's Day Centre.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Now and Then, former Cwmneol pub, Cwmaman

The former Cwneol pub, Fforchamen Road, Cwmaman, Aberdare. An inn on this site is marked on the 1881 map. This former Rhymney Brewery pub appears to have been demolished in order to widen the road.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Now and Then, former Ivorites pub, Aberbeeg

The former Ivorites pub in Aberbeeg was named after a Victorian friendly society and was owned by Rhymney Brewery. The pub was demolished to widen the Cwm to Aberbeeg Road





"At the centre of Aberbeeg was the brewery, Webb's Welsh Ales, and, at the front of
it, the Hanbury Hotel. In my mind, I was able to use this pub before its "oldness" was
ripped out before the brass and copper, and the old smokers' chairs and the mahogany bars were replaced with plastic and polystyrene, Formica and chipboard.
The other pub in the village was situated about 150 yards to the north, at the entrance to a small narrow side valley called Cwmbeeg Dingle. The meeting of the brook which flows down the dingle and the River Ebbw gives us the name Aberbeeg. The pub was called The Ivorites after a friendly society of the Victorian period.
It was demolished to make way for the re-routing of the Cwm to Aberbeeg road. My parents often took us there and we would sit outside in the summer sunshine, the corners of our mouths
burning from the salty, greasy, scrumptious crisps, and then a sip from a lemonade that 
actually contained essences of lemons.!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Now and Then, Railway Inn, Pencoed

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Railway Inn, Pencoed, is now known as the Chatterton Arms

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Now and Then, former Griffin Inn, Rudry

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Griffin Inn, Rudry, Glamorgan, is now a private residence called, "The Old Griffin". Situated next door to St James' Church, the pub was reputed to have had medieval origins

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Now and Then, former Blandy Arms, Ogmore Vale

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Blandy Arms, High Street, Ogmore Vale has been converted into a private house

Monday, 20 March 2017

Now and Then, former Ogmore Valley Hotel, Ogmore Vale

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Ogmore Valley Hotel, Commercial Street, Ogmore Vale, has been converted into flats.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Now and Then, former Halfway House, Pengam

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Halfway House, Glan-y-Nant, Pengam, Mid-Glamorgan was situated on the bottom of Pengam Street and the road leading to Pengam Railway Station. Unusually , Pengam straddled two former counties, Monmothshire and Glamorganshire with a railway station in both of them!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Now and Then, Former White Swan Llandewi Rydderch


The former Rhymney Brewery pub, The White Swan, on the B4233, Llandewi Rydderch, Monmouthshire,
Appears not to have had a bar when open:
"there has been three public houses that have traded in this locality with out a bar ie. the Cupids / White Swan / and the tump Tavern and when these pubs had cards and darts nights the public used all the rooms available within the dwelling"

Friday, 17 March 2017

Now and Then, former Court Arms, Merthyr Tydfil

The former Court Arms was on the corner of High Street and Swan Street in Merthyr Tydfil. Demolished to widen the road. The building to the right of the photographer with the projecting window was also a pub, the Eagle.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Now and Then, former Sea Laws Hotel, Ogmore-by-Sea

 The former Sea Lawns Hotel, Slon Lane, Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend. Another ex-Rhymney Brewery pub, demolished somewhat controversially in 2012  Street View shows the hotel was already closed and boarded up back in 2008.





Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Now and Then, the former Tre-Ivor Arms, Merthyr Tydfil


The former Rhymney Brewery pub, the Tre-Ivor Arms, Lower Row, Penywern, Merthyr Tydfil, has now been converted into flats.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Now and Then, The Lamb at Penyrheol

The former Rhymney Brewery pub, The Lamb at Penyrheol, Pontypool is still thriving as a pub despite it's somewhat rural location on the hill above Pontypool

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