SH7774 : Groes Inn

taken 4 years ago, near to Henryd, Conwy, Great Britain

Groes Inn
Groes Inn
The Groes Inn has been a licensed inn since 1573. Refreshments may have been served here for centuries before that, for people who passed by on their way to or from the ferry at Tal-y-cafn.

For a long period the pub was known as the Commercial Inn, reflecting its use for business and court proceedings. When the inn changed hands in 1889, the fourth Duke of Wellington was a witness. The deeds bearing his signature are displayed at the top of the stairs in the inn.

The pub was still known as the Commercial Inn in 1908, when the Joint Hospitals Board decided to locate a new isolation hospital at Groesynyd SH7774 : Cwrt y Groes, on a field abutting the road near the inn. However, the current name can be regarded as a reversion to Taverne-y-Groes (Welsh for "The Groes Inn"), as recorded in 1578. The building has been extended several times over the centuries, and retains a large fireplace in the north wall. LinkExternal link

It changed hands again in 2015 after thirty years under the same ownership.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Date (from Tags)
1573  1889  1908  1578  2015 
Person (from Tags)
Duke of Wellington 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7767 7402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.9432N 3:50.0927W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7769 7402
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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