Wednesday, 11 August 2010


White Horse InnThe black-and-white picture above shows Salt & Co.'s White Horse Inn, Bedford Street, Rhyl c.1890. (The premises are suspected to be a lot older but there is no evidence – the deeds are lost.) The licensee’s name above the door is David Parry; the two figures standing at the door are unidentified. The pic is from Rhyl History Club Community Archive.

The colour photo was taken a few days ago by Yours Truly. The old shop to your right of White Horse was demolished or converted long ago, and the pub was extended. At present the pub is derelict. The most recent operators changed the name to Liberty’s (which was a liberty in itself).

A company has submitted plans to build flats on part of the grounds. The plans were deemed unsatisfactory, met with local opposition and were withdrawn.

This reference is added here for indexing purposes: Burton brewery.