- PUBS -
Mill Street: from the Angel, down Mill
Street to the left the Oddfellows, kept by Mr Waters and his wife
Emma, where now stand four council houses. Six houses further down
the street another pub, but the name escapes me, it closed many years
ago, today it is a private house called Forty Thieves House.
Castle Street: the Kings Head, last house in the street,
later occupied by Mr Hutchings (builder).
Turning into High Street: the Hanbury Arms, the White
Hart, the Bull, the Three Salmons opposite the museum, now a small
Now on to the Common: the Drovers, the Goldcroft and
Backhall Street: the Crown, now demolished and council
houses built upon the site, the Red Lion, the London and the White
Horse, now a cottage next to the large house called the Hall in its
own grounds and after which the street was named.
The square in front of the London and Red Lion was known as the Foundry,
apparently many years ago it had a thriving cottage industry, making
nails in the cottages, hence the name the Foundry.
Caerleon had 15 pubs around this time.