The Old Sun Inn, Pentre

The Old Sun Inn in Pentre near Chirk closed during the 1890s and became a private house.  In its heyday it was a stopping point for coaches and the last known licensee was one Edward Phennah who ran the inn from 1828 to the mid 1830s.  The death knell of the inn came with Telford’s construction of the Holyhead road which by passed Pentre leaving the village and in particularly the inn in an isolated position without passing trade.  It had overlooked the river Dee.

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