The Royal bar & hotel was at the corner of Quarry Street & Duke Street and it was owned by G Dodd. In the first picture you can see G Dodd & his wife standing at the door way. The children looking out of the window also give the picture a real Victorian feel.
The building hasn’t changed much today. In the 1990s the hotel was still serving food and latterly it was converted in to flats. The old Royal Bar is now a vacant shop.