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Liverpool Arms - The Waterfront - Conwy, Gwynedd, Wales
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 53° 16.924 W 003° 49.682
30U E 444793 N 5903968
Quick Description: The Liverpool Arms is the oldest traditional pub in Conwy town. It is situated on Conwy waterfront across the road from the quay and beaches and next door to the famous 'Smallest House in Britain'.
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/29/2019 12:55:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM10VX6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 0

Long Description:
The Liverpool Arms is the oldest traditional pub in Conwy town. It is situated on Conwy waterfront across the road from the quay and beaches and next door to the famous 'Smallest House in Britain'.

"This small one roomed historic quayside pub is popular with locals and visitors alike because of its unique location built against the medieval town walls with an outside seating area overlooking the Conwy quay and Deganwy on the far shore. Locally sourced beers often available. CADW Grade ll listed since May 1970 for "its special architectural interest as a commercial building retaining definite 19th century character, with earlier origins that make it the earliest surviving quayside building in the town”"

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Opening Times:
Monday Midday - 11.00 pm
Tuesday Midday - 11.00 pm
Wednesday Midday - 11.00 pm
Thursday Midday - 11.00 pm
Friday Midday - 11.30 pm
Saturday Midday - 11.30 pm
Sunday Midday - 10.00 pm

"The Liverpool Arms is built onto – and through – part of Conwy’s medieval town walls. The building is close to Porth Isaf (Lower Gate), one of the original openings in the town walls.

The Liverpool Arms is a relic from the era when Conwy was a thriving port. It is said to have been named by one of its first owners, John Jones. He was captain of a small ship which plied between Liverpool and Conwy. He is buried in Conwy churchyard

According to legend, the appearance of a ghost at the Liverpool Arms is a sign that someone is soon to die. These appearances are accompanied by a strong scent of vanilla in the air. Vanilla was one of the cargoes landed at Conwy in medieval times.

In 1885, Catherine Thomas, licensee of the Liverpool Arms, was taken to court for having her pub open after hours. Her defence – accepted by magistrates – was that she had no idea the impostor was in the building, and that he was courting one of the servants!

At a licensing hearing in 1903, the police asked for one of the pub’s entrances to be closed, to make the premises easier to monitor. At that time police had a duty to prosecute people for being drunk in pubs, but here the inebriated could stagger out through whichever door the police hadn’t used for entry!

The main entrance was from High Street, and the back entrance was from the Lower Gate Street. Police Sergeant Evans said the “better class of customers used one door, while the inferior class, such as fishermen and hawkers, used the other”. He also revealed that when the police had their monthly drill, they went to the Liverpool Arms for luncheon.

In 1907, the pub’s owner agreed to close “the present door” and construct a new one at the front of the premises."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Real Ale: yes

Bar Food Available: yes

Restaurant: no

Dogs Allowed: yes

Garden: yes

CAMRA Listed: yes

Beer brewed on site: no

Website: [Web Link]

Children Allowed: Not listed

Accommodation: Not Listed

General comments: Not listed

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