The village of Penycae during in its heyday had thirteen pubs, but only two of them remain open today. (2016)
Around 1830, the Public House was a very important place in the life of the people of Pen-y-cae. There, meetings were held – works committees – union meetings etc. The Welsh language was the medium of all these meetings, in fact very few people could read English.
There is a story about a great day in 1830 – the coronation of William IV. A procession had been arranged, but before the procession, tea parties were held in the various chapels and churches. But instead of tea, the beverage was beer a barrel in the pulpit and each Sunday school teacher to be responsible for his own class.
BRICKLAYERS ARMS. Stryt Issa
THE NEW INN. Stryt Issa.
ROYAL OAK. Stryt Issa
THE ANCHOR INN. Pentre Hill.
THE CROSS KEYS. Hill Street.
THE BIRD IN HAND. Hall Street.
THE QUEENS. Bridge Street
THE BLACK HORSE. Hall Street. Open 2016
THE CROSS FOXES. Copperas Hill. Open 2016
THE EAGLES. Stryt Issa
THE RED LION. Pentre Hill
BRIDGE END. Pentre
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