New Inn, Carmarthenshire
Section of road outside old school building
|New Inn shown within Carmarthenshire|
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New Inn is a small village located in Carmarthenshire, Wales with a population of 348. It is situated along the A485 A road between Llanllwni and Gwyddgrug, approximately four miles from the village of Pencader. It is a linear settlement consisting of around sixty houses and a chapel.
The village was the commercial centre of the area by the mid 19th Century, with three public houses, a general store exporting vast quantities of butter and cheese to Carmarthen docks and an inn, 'The Traveller's Rest'. The village experienced a decline in trade due to the opening of a railway in the nearby settlement of Pencader. The community school in the village opened in 1881.
As of July 2013, there is an agricultural machinery merchant, engineering company, dairy farm, and tour operator based in the village, as well as a Methodist chapel.
The village is located on the A485 A road which connects it to the nearby towns of Carmarthen and Lampeter. There are also numerous public footpaths and bridleways which connect it to the nearby villages of Pencader and Gwyddgrug.
According to the 2011 Census, 212 of the 336 residents in the village aged 3 or over can understand spoken Welsh (63%). The census also reported that 195 residents (58%) can speak Welsh. The population in 2001 was 306, suggesting an increase.