Very early tavern, developed to service the fair and markets held in this area during the early 18th century.
1859 – Slaters Directory – Angel, David Thomas, Church Street.
1866 - Aberystwyth Observer - 19/5/1866
'FIRST CHARGE. Mary Thomas sworn: Witness is the wife of David Thomas, who keeps the public house the" Angel," in this town. On Saturday last witness placed the trowsers now produced on a line in the yard of that house to dry. On that day witness saw the prisoner, Humphrey Price, in the house drinking Also observed him going to the yard repeatedly during the day. The prosecutor, George Branson, also lodges in the same house. Cornelius Daly sworn On Saturday last witness bought the trowsers now produced of his own, and an old pair from the prisoner and paid him one shilling for them. Yesterday, police sergeant Thomas took them away from witness who, then, should have had nothing to wear had not the landlord lent him the pair he then had on. George Branson identified the trowsers produced as being his property.
1868 – Slater's Directory 1868 – Angel, David Thomas, Great Darkgate Street.
1871 – Post Office Directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales – Angel, Great Darkgate Street, David Thomas.
1871 Census - Innkeeper – no detailed address (according to Worrall's Directory of 1875, a David Thomas ran the Angel pub and the Britannia Pub)
David Thomas, head, age 58, born in Llanilar, innkeeper.
Mary Thomas, wife, age 61, born in Llanbadarn.
David Thomas, son, age 25, born in Llanbadarn, undergraduate at St. Davids, Lampeter.
Mary Ann Thomas, daughter, age 20, born in Llanbadarn.
Anne Davies, servant, age 19, born in Llanbadarn, general servant.
John Davies, servant, age 15, born in Llanbadarn, general servant.
Lewis Lewis, lodger, age 78, born in Llanbadarn, landowner.
1874 - Worrall's Directory - David Thomas
1875 - According to Worrall's 1875 Directory, it was kept by David Thomas.
1880 – Slater's Directory of North and South Wales 1880 – Angel, Mary Anne Thomas, Great Darkgate Street.
1891 Census – Innkeeper – 51 Great Darkgate Street
Mary Ann Evans, head, age 39, born in Goginan, innkeeper.
David Thomas Evans, son, age 10, born in Aberystwyth.
Mary Jane Evans, daughter, age 9, born in Aberystwyth.
Elizabeth Humphreys, servant, age 26, born in Nebo, domestic servant.
1895 – Slater's Directory of North and Mid Wales 1895 – Angel Inn, Mrs Ann Mary Evans, 59 Great Darkgate Street.
1895 – According to Kelly's Directory 1895 the landlady was Mrs Ann Mary Evans.
1900 – Bennett's Business Directory – Angel Inn, 59 Great Darkgate Street, Mrs M. A. Evans.
1912 – Wales Trades Directory 1912 – Angel Inn, 59 Great Darkgate Street.
1920 – According to Kelly's Directory 1920 the landlord was Frederick Morgan.
1924 – Aberystwyth : Biarritz of Wales – 'Angel Inn, Great Darkgate Street. Mr Morgan. Rooms – Sit. – 2, Bed. – 5. Good accommodation for cyclists, garage for motor cyclists.'
1969 – Aberystwyth : For the Perfect Holiday (guide book) – Advert – 'Angel Inn. Great Darkgate Street. Fully licensed. Near sea and shops. Bed and breakfast. Under personal supervision of proprietors : Mr and Mrs Davies. Telephone : 7878.'
1976 - Cambrian News 7/9/1976 – Magistrates give the Angel Inn the go-ahead to open until 1am four nights a week. Licensee – Peter Lloyd Maher.
1992 – Directory : Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Aberystwyth – Advert – 'Gwesty'r Angel. The Angel Inn. Ar agor o 11 y bore hyd hanner nos. Bwyd, cwrw da, adloniant, Croeso cyfeillgar – ystafell I'w logi. Open 11 am – midnight. Home-cooked food, real ale. Froendly atmosphere, pool room, live entertainment, function room. Tel : 617878.'