Newspaper report …
The ‘Prince Llewelyn Inn’ was situated close to where the lay-by at the top of the Crimea Pass now is. The inn was commonly known as the ‘Crimea’ due to the amount of fighting that took place there, it didn’t have a good reputation, ever !
North Wales Chronicle – 17th September 1881
At the Petty Sessions on Monday, Mr J R Griffith applied for a renewal of the license for the Prince Llewelyn Inn, Dolwyddelen. – The application was opposed by Inspector Williams and Deputy Chief-constable Hughes. – Mr Greaves, one of the licensing justices, gave the house an indifferent character, and was of the opinion there was no necessity for it, seeing that the line to Festiniog was now completed. – W J Jones, the manager of the house, was fines 5s [25p] and costs for assaulting Police-constable Goosey, and the application for the renewal of the license was refused.