Spar

Originally this was a mill, one of four in Laugharne, showing how important the town was as a trading post. It was leased from Island House opposite. Pigot's Directories of 1835 and 1844 show it as another of Laugharne's lost pubs - The Jolly Sportsman - run by landlord, David Hugh. From 1967 to 1984 it was Lewis & Wilson's ironmongery which also supplied petrol from pumps outside. Current portreeve Philip Wilson remembers they kept scrap tractors for parts on the Grist and that donkeys were kept in the field next door. By the late 80s it functioned as the Old Mill restaurant. The Makrelle stream which powered the original mill wheel is now culverted, but you can hear it if you stoop over the manhole towards the right of the building.

Then - The Grist c.1900


Now - The Grist today



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