Ystradgynlais & District

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The Prices' Arms, Coelbren

The Prices Arms was constructed alongside the railway, with Coelbren Station being directly adjacent to it, and was certainly up and running by the 1870s. It remains open today for food and drink. The image to the right is from 2010, the ones below are from June 2019.


The interesting corner position and basic L-Shape of the inn is evident from these photographs.


These photographs show the open fields now opposite the inn, including where outside seating is located. In the past, this is where the railway ran.


Some views of the interior of the Prices Arms. This is the main dining room on the left, whereas the bar area is the other direction from the external door, and can be glimpsed on two of the pictures.


From the Llais

Some of the details about pubs in the Swansea Valley and Coelbren were sourced from 'The Village Pub' by William T. Davies,a detailed history of brewing in the Neath and Swansea valleys and the history and heritage of the local pubs of the area. All proceeds from sale of this book go towards Ystradgynlais Community Hospital. Published by Dinewfr Press, copies of the book can be ordered either by telephoning them on 01269-850576 or emailing the author direct on WilliamTD@yahoo.co.uk.

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