The Ystalyfera Hotel

Commercial Street, Ystalyfera

The Ystalyfera Hotel was located on the left as the main road begins to go up the hill in Ystalyfera, as Commercial Street. It is opposite the entrances to Milborough Road, and Tirbach Road. Long-closed, today the building has been converted into several flats.

The former Ystalyfera Hotel

The former Ystalyfera Hotel, unique in its row with its peaked roof.

A 1951 advert in the Llais newspaper

A 1951 advert in The Llais newspaper.





Landlords of the Ystalyfera Hotel

Sources for this information include the various iterations of the local Llais newspaper, other South Wales newspapers, as well as headstones in graves in local cemeteries.

Alcwyn Lewis

Alcwyn Lewis was licensee of the Ystalyfera Hotel between 1942 and his death in 1945. A former miner at the Ystradfawr Colliery, he took over the Ystalyfera Hotel in 1942, but suffered a heavy personal loss when his wife, Mabel, died in June 1944 as the result of an accident a month or so before her death. Alcwyn Lewis's death was reported in the South Wales Voice newspaper, 20th October 1945:-


We regret to report the death of Mr Alcwyn Davies, licensee of the Ystalyfera Hotel, which took place with almost tragic suddenness on Monday. He was 46 years of age and the son of Mr and Mrs Davies Bryneithin Lower Cwmtwrch. He was formerly a miner, having been employed at the Ystradfawr Colliery and took a leading part in the Lodge affairs. He was also a vice president of the Ystalyfera R F C.
He took over the license of the Ystalyfera Hotel three years ago but suffered a severe blow when his wife died 16 months ago. He is survived by two sons and daughter.
The funeral was on Thursday.

From The Llais

The Llais newspaper had always included a round-up of happenings at local inns and public houses.

From the PAPER newspaper, DATE:-


From the PAPER newspaper, DATE:-