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Gone But Not Forgotten

Pubs Closed in Montgomeryshire in Recent Times

The following pubs have closed in the branch area.

Pub Owner Description Closed Picture
Mytton Arms, Pontdolgoch Free House Closed in 1995 and became the award winning Talkhouse Restaurant, which has also subsequently closed. Now run as a B&B, but still retains its Public House status until this day. Unlikely to return, but who knows... approx. 1995
Bear Hotel, Newtown Free House The main coaching inn within Newtown, which was scandalously demolished in the late 80's to create a new shopping centre in the middle of the town. The facade was rebuilt, but it's loss is still lamented. 1987
Oak Inn, Old Churchstoke Free House Small, stone walled, wooden beamed inn that dated back to 1580. It was situated on a minor road between Churchstoke and Priest Weston and is now a private house. Approx. 1992
Wynnstay Arms, Llanfair Caereinion Free House Situated in the village centre, this was a very old pub with a big function room and was the largest of all the Llanfair pubs. Converted into flats in the early 1990's. Approx. 1992
Eagles Hotel, Newtown Sam Powell This popular ex GBG pub closed in the mid-nineties to become a solicitors office. Affectionately known as the Dagmar, with local Sam Powell ales on sale. 1994
Three Tuns, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant Marstons Situated aside a steep hill on the west side of the village. Sadly converted into flats at the turn of the century Approx. 1999
Coach & Horses, Llanidloes Free House Situated on Smithfield Street, the Coach & Horses shut its doors for the final time in 2001 to become a B&B. 2001
Wheatsheaf, Newtown Burtonwood A popular edge of town pub that became an Indian Restaurant shortly after the new millennium. 2001
Cross Guns, Newtown Free House This was a large pub situated on Park Street, which had a function room at the rear. Premises now used as an Italian restaurant. 2003
Trewythen Hotel, Llanidloes Free House Once the main hotel in town, with a very basic bar. Remains as part hotel and flats, but no longer open to the drinking public. 2005
Glansevern Arms, Pant Mawr Free House A somewhat isolated hotel found 5 miles away from Llangurig on the Aberystwyth road. Once a regular in the GBG, but was demolished for road widening around 2009. No trace of the hotel remains. 2005
Bricklayers Arms, Montgomery Free House Once a popular Montgomery local on the Chirbury road that was turned into a restaurant at the beginning of the new millennium. Finally succumbed to the history books when it was converted into a private house in 2005. 2005
Red Dragon, Newtown Banks Spacious, 70's built pub on Maesyrhandir estate, but is long closed. It fell into dereliction and was demolished in 2019. 2009
Unicorn Hotel, Llanidloes Enterprise Inns Sold by Enterprise Inns in 2008 under condition that it could not reopen as a pub - due to them having other premises in the town. Currently run as a restaurant and retaining it's original name. Always a chance pub status could be restored in the future. 2008
Lower Cross Keys, Llanfyllin Free House This grade II listed pub which originated as a sixteenth century hall house was situated on the northern side of the High Street within Llanfyllin. It ceased trading in approximately 2011. Recently converted to a Christian community meeting place. 2011
New Inn, Bettws Cadewain Punch Taverns Closed by Bettws Hall in 2012, as they opened a brand new pub up in the former shop just 50 yards away. Once the beating heart of the village, but no more; with a planning application, ironically accepted, to convert into a village shop and flats. 2012
Mermaid Inn, Welshpool Banks This was an old, timbered inn situated halfway up the high street that had planning permission to be converted to flats in 2012. 2012
Waterloo Arms, Abermule Admiral Taverns Converted into offices in 2016 after closing the previous year. A couple were due to buy the pub, to retain it as a licensed premises, but the Admiral Taverns did a u-turn to sell to an insurance firm. A needless loss! Oct 2015
Tanhouse Inn, Llangyniew Free House Finally closed in late 2016 when new owners decided to convert to residential. Had it's heyday in the 80's when it was a popular disco venue. The lack of housing around it and strictly enforced drink driving laws led to it's ultimate demise. Nov 2016
Angel Inn, Newtown Free House This iconic high street pub was converted into a Costa Coffee in 2017. It was popular in recent years as a late night venue April 2017
Flying Shuttle, Newtown Free House 1970's built estate pub that was very popular in the early years. Trade sadly declined and it never managed to shake off a bad reputation during the later stages of it's existence. Demolished to make way for a care home in 2018, thus leaving this side of the town without a pub July 2018