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Nov 18, 2016

When illicit beer kept navvies at bay

As navvies built dams in north-east Snowdonia, illicit alcohol sales in the hills kept the "uncouth" men from visiting the Conwy Valley. The police turned a blind eye, but the landlord of Y Bedol ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

in Talybont was taken to court in 1910 after a zealous policeman, disguised as a navvy, bought a pint of beer at one of the hillside huts and traced the keg back to Y Bedol. Magistrates fined the landlord a token one shilling. For more on the history of this former coaching inn, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrance or inside. Or click here