The Commercial

The Commercial, College Street, Grade II Listed

This property was purpose built as a public house in about 1820 and replaced an earlier pub building.  At the time of construction it was known as the Blue Posts and there are records of a pub with this name on this site dating back to as early as the 1690s.  The pub was first recorded as The Commercial Inn in 1841.  In the 1990s the pub fell victim to the Irish theme pub craze of the time and had its name changed to Scruffy Murphys.  Thankfully it has since reverted back to its former name.

It is said by some - though this has never been verified - that there has been in existence an inn on this site since at least the 15th century when it was used to house stonemasons employed in the construction of St Giles Parish Church.

 

The Cambrian Vaults

The Cambrian Vaults, College Street, Grade II Listed

This property was purpose built as a public house in about 1830.  Originally named the Miner's Arms, it's name was changed to the Cambrian Vaults in 1857.  There had been a Miners' Arms on this site since about 1780.



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