The Llantrisant Inn

The Llantrisant Inn stood opposite the Butcher’s Arms and was later converted into two houses.

Thomas John was licensee in 1871, followed by Ann John a decade later and Elizabeth Griffiths in 1891.

Llantrisant Inn - News Report
24 October 1890
At Ystrad police-court before the Stipendiary, John Jones and Evan Jones were charged with intending to commit a breach of the peace. Sergeant Row said in consequence of a large crowd of men, chiefly colliers, coming on Sunday evening to Llantrisant, he was led to make inquiries, and ascertained that a prize fight was to come off on the next Monday morning.

About half-past twelve on Sunday night he went to the Llantrisant Inn, and found there twenty four men. Eleven men were occupying four beds. Amongst the eleven he found one of the defendants, John Jones, and told him he must come with him to the police station, and advised him to come quickly. Defendant at once came with him. At the station he told him he had been informed that he was about to be engaged in a prize fight on Monday morning.

Defendant replied "It's no use telling any lies about it what you say is true." He then went again to the Llantrisant Inn, and in another room found the other defendant Evan Jones, who also came quietly with him to. the police station. There he charged both together with the intention of committing a breach of the peace by fighting. They replied It is true We have engaged to fight for £5 a side." On searching them he found a part of a lemon on Evan Jones. His Worship asked what that had to do with the case?

The Sergeant replied that a lemon was used as a refresher during a fight. People had come from Ferndale (where defendants live) Mardy, Pontypridd, Porth, and other parts for the purpose of witnessing the contest. In reply to the Bench, Superintendent Matthews said Evan Jones was known as a fighting man but the police spoke of John as being a very quiet, respectable fellow. Ordered to find each, two sureties in £1 each that they would keep the peace for six months. David Thomas and John Williams consented to be bound each for both defendants and were accordingly bound.

13 November 1897
Before Messrs Evan John (in the chair), P. Dunn, and Samuel Evans, at the Llantrisant Police Court, yesterday, James Francis, Llantrisant Inn, Llantrisant, was summoned for selling beer on Sunday, the 24th of October. Wm. Rees, a boy, left the public-house carrying a bottle containing beer. Defendant admitted the offence, and a fine of 20s was imposed.