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Apr 4, 2016

A pub for the poor by Conwy quay

When the Royal Oak Inn in Conwy lost its licence in 1899, the reasons included its use by "drunken women" and poor people. The appeal went all the way to the High Court in London, which ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

ruled that the licence should be reinstated. Temperance campaigners were preparing to take the case to the House of Lords when the pub's tenant died and the issue was dropped. The Royal Oak and the adjacent "Royal Oak bach" - next door to Britain's Smallest House - became private houses. To discover more of the buildings' history, scan the QR codes in the window to the right of the front door of the former Royal Oak. Or click here