Dating from c.1865, this public house stood on the south-east side of Pembroke Square, a small square immediately to the east of the Bargate. The hotel abutted on the line of the town wall on its south side. There is a long tradition of public houses on this secluded site, from the New Inn, the Lion Inn and the Red Lion Inn in the 16th century, to the Golden Arrow and the Bargate Tavern in the early 19th century, and the Pembroke Hotel in the late 19th century. In the early 20th century the pub was commonly called 'Kim's Kosy Korner', after one of its landlords, Charles Kimber. At this time the Pembroke was owned by Mew Langton's Newport Brewery. The building was demolished in the 1930s when the Bargate ring road was constructed.

Pembroke Hotel, 6 Pembroke Square

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The hotel is on the right of the photograph. c.1890


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