VENUE – The Dudley Arms, Rhyl

The Cob & Pen is a popular pub in Rhyl, ‘a local’s pub’ – it was previously however a renowned hardcore punk venue called The Dudley.
The Dudley Arms in Rhyl has a long history and was built by the Great Western Railway Company in the early-mid 1800’s. It was also hosting live music as early as 1898; the Rhyl Record and Advertiser described a Smoking Concert held at The Dudley in December by members of the Rhyl United Football Club, when a very enjoyable evening was spent.  Smoking concerts were very popular during the Victorian era, at these functions men (only) would smoke and speak of politics whilst listening to live music.More