Public Houses

20 March 2021 ·


Barry has many pubs, some of which are still here today!

The Ship Hotel appears to be the oldest in Barry but as the docks were being built attracting a huge influx of workers and their families, public houses were in great demand.

The Ship Hotel

Culleys Hotel – The Chainlocker

The side bar was visited by sailors from all over the world, and was called “The Chain Locker”. This bar was even mentioned in Alexander Cordell’s novel “Rogues March”. It was mainly dock workers, seamen and labourers that used the bar, and reportedly had beer glasses chained to the bar. We have also been told that the bar pictured in the photo below, was installed in The Packet Pub in Cardiff Bay, and the last orders bell was taken to the Master Mariner. The hotel and bar are no longer exist, and a block of flats now occupies the site.

The Wenvoe Arms/ Admiral

The Castle Hotel

The Bassett Hotel / Tadross Hotel

The Colcot Arms

The Marine Hotel – Barry Island

The Park Hotel

Barry Hotel

The Tynewydd Inn

The Master Mariner


Bindles was demolished and was redeveloped into housing.

The King William ( The Billy)

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel building is still there and is currently being used as a Tesco Express.

The Victoria Hotel

The Victoria Hotel on Holton Road was demolished and is now a Tesco Express.

There are many more pubs around Barry, so we have put some of their photos into a gallery below.

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