Sun Inn, Sun Bank
Sun Inn, Sun Bank, near Trevor
There was, and still is, another Sun Inn in nearby Llangollen. Since the 1870s or earlier, this one has generally been known as “Sun Trevor” to distinguish it from the other one.
In November 1878 railway platelayers (maintenance workers) picked ripe wild strawberries from the edge of the railway near the Sun Trevor, causing one wag to remark it wasn’t surprising to find strawberries out of season there because they grew between two suns!
From the 1860s until his death in 1895, the landlord was John Edwards, who also farmed. In 1864 he lost several farm buildings in a fire. His horses and cows were turned out of the buildings just in time to survive.
In 1872 he was gathering his sheep from the hillside when he noticed four that weren’t part of his flock. He found that they were infected with foot and mouth disease. Their owners were taken to court for alleged cruelty to the sheep but the case was dropped. In 1880 John himself was in court – he was fined for allowing a sow and eleven piglets to stray on the main road.
John was a waywarden, elected by the community to supervise local roads and paths. He was also a guardian of the poor at Corwen workhouse. He was an expert gardener, once growing a turnip which weighed 7.3kg (16lbs). He won prizes for livestock, flowers and eggs at local shows.
Thomas Edwards became the licensee in 1876. TJ Edwards of the Sun Inn became one of the guardians of Corwen workhouse in 1919.
Today the pub features a display of photos of the train accident which happened nearby early one morning in 1945, when Sun Inn landlord Mr Edwards called the fire service.
Postcode: LL20 8EG View Location Map