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Pentrebach Ltd Logo About the Company

Pentrebach is a small hamlet situated about 3 miles from Sennybridge in Powys, Mid Wales.

Pentrebach Limited was formed in early 2001 in order to re-open our local pub the "Shoemakers Arms" which had been closed and was in a very poor state of repair.

The premises first opened as a Public House in 1865 although the building itself dates from many years before that (1800?).

The pub was called the "Railway Tavern" and was intended to cater to the navvies employed in the construction of a railway line from Defynog to Llangammarch. The company building the railway got into financial difficulties and the line was abandoned in 1867. It is thought that the Railway Tavern closed at about that time and certainly before 1871.

The pub re-opened as an "ale and porter" house in 1896 and it remained as a pub under many different owners until 1997 when the then landlord closed the pub and applied for planning permission to change the premises to a private house.

Following strong objections from the local community the planning application was refused by the County Council in February 1998 and the appeal to the Welsh Office was also refused later that year.

In February 1999 the landlord re-opened the pub but in January 2000 it was repossessed by his bank and closed.

The pub was then included in an auction of repossessed properties held in Birmingham in December 2000 and was purchased on behalf of the community by Mr Howell Jones of Pentrebach.

Our company, Pentrebach Limited, was formed and cash raised to purchase the pub from Mr Jones and to carry out much needed renovations and improvements. Building work was finally completed and the pub re-opened on 14th September 2001.

The pub is leased to our tenants Richard and Eileen Ingram who run it as their own business.

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