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A brief History of the Rhondda Hotel based on the title deed information etc. If anybody has anything to add please contact us .

We know from the last Will & Testament of Evan Morgan of Tynacymmer (dated 2nd February 1863) that he owned the Rhondda Hotel at that time.On the 12th April 1863 Evan Morgan died .After this time it is unclear whether Evan Morgan left the Rhondda Hotel to his wife Margret Morgan or a fellow Victualler Josiah Lewis but the two subsequently married.

In November 1881 Josiah Lewis died and Margret Lewis (nee Morgan) become sole executor of his will and the Rhondda Hotel was passed to her.In May 1894 when Marget Lewis died and the Rhondda Hotel was passed on to Robert Ajax Lewis , son of Josiah Lewis.The Rhondda Hotel appears to stay in this family with Fredrick Dunn and William Hood as Trustees.

In July 1925 the Rhondda Valley and Ely Brewery Company took tenancy of the property for the sum of  500.
We (Kevin & Debbie Doyle) took over The Rhondda Hotel on 15/8/2003.



We are mentioned in the Tine Maps before the OS maps click here zoom in , click on the number 2 then select the marker to the left and click appointment The Public House is in the list that Morgan Evan paid for  in the Plan of the parish of Llantrisaint in the County of Glamorgan dated 28th March 1840.This is the oldest date that I have found for the Pub so far but I have found here in the Glamorgan Court Quarter Session Roll - Michaelmas 1758 -  that Wm. John of Cymmer, Ystradyfodwg; Tho. David of Ystradyfodwg paid  10 each Alehouse Recognizance.This suggests an Alehouse in Cymmer at that time.

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