The Cross House is being fully refurbished and will re-open in May 2014. It's was always a busy pub due to its location on The Grist, and was Caitlin Thomas' favourite. She used to call the landlord 'Crossmouse' but her daughter, Aeronwy Thomas in 'My Father's Places' remembered that he was more, '...ferret than mouse.' The Cross House first appeared in the records in 1844 when the landlord was a Mr Robert Powell. It was named after its proximity to an old Celtic cross outside. The Cross House made the BBC News in May 2012 when a car reversed into the beer garden at the front. A local man, Peter Brown, was trapped under the car, but fellow drinkers helped lift the car off him. Thankfully Peter has made a good recovery. The pub is also featured in Jeff Towns' excellent book, 'Dylan Thomas: The Pubs'.
View from the cross to the cockle factory and beyond
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