|From Brew Wales|
Well what a difference a year makes in Newport, the former Lliswerry pub, renamed the Seven Styles (pictured above), has now been demiloshed, yet another building site awaiting development in Newport (pictured below).
There have been a few pub reopenings in Newport of late:
Friendship, Ringland has become Harveys of Ringland
Hornblower, Commercial St. Admiral Taverns
Engineers Arms, Baneswell, Admiral Taverns
Church House, Pill, Harveys
Maindee Hotel, Maindee, S & N Pub Enterprises (though Freehold is for sale)
Queens Hotel, Baneswell/City Centre, JDW
Of course this hardly makes up for the 52 pub closures a week mentioned by the British Beer & Pub Association earlier this week.
Here is a list of Newport pubs that have closed since 1997, a few may reopen but 44 is still a shocking number.
Newport Pub Closures since 1997:
- Simpsons, High St, Closed – empty building
- Chartist Arms, High St – closed – premises converted into a restaurant
- Carpenters Arms, High Street – closed – freehold for sale
- Lloyds, Cambrian Rd, became Jarcals, then Tesco Extra. Beer quality has improved!
- Breeze, Cambrian Rd, closed, lying empty
- Newport Brewhouse, Market St, now a nightclub
- Trout, Market St, became Can-Cans, closed, building derelict
- Ale House, ex-Sovereign, John Frost Square, closed and demolished
- Welsh Prince, Commercial St, closed – premises converted into a Thai restaurant. Freehold for sale.
- Langtons, Charles St, closed – premises auctioned 11.08
- King William IV, Commercial St, closed – derelict building
- Scrum Half, Commercial St, closed, retail premises
- Westgate Hotel, Commercial St, closed, part retail premises
- Royal Exchange, became Harveys in Pill, Commercial Rd. Closed, building derelict
- Mariners Hotel, Commercial Rd, closed
- Welcome Home, Commercial Rd, closed, residential accommodation
- Black Horse, formerly Celtic Bar/Falcon, Commercial Rd
- Waterloo Inn, Alexander Rd, closed and re-opened as a restaurant and hotel
- Cumberland house, Courtybella Tce, - closed -residential
- Orange Tree, St Michael St, - closed and demolished
- White Hart, Tredegar St, closed, business unit
- Old Rising Sun, Malpas Rd, closed, building derelict
- Pentwyn House, Bettws – closed
- Chaplins, Caerleon, demolished, residential development
- Cotton Club, Cambrian rd
- Three Salmons, Rogerstone, now an Indian Restaurant
- Jolly Roger, Rogerstone, now an Indian restaurant
- Old Globe, Rogerstone , now an Indian/Chinese restaurant
- Dolphin, Dolphin St, Pill, closed residential
- Seven, was Yates Wine Lodge, converted from the Tredegar Arms, High Street. Closed
- Victoria, Corporation Rd, closed – converted into restaurant
- Crown Inn, Albert Avenue, closed
- Seven Styles, was Lliswerry Hotel, closed and demolished, residential development
- King, Somerton, closed, awaiting demolition, residential development
- Black Horse, Somerton, closed, awaiting demolition, Tesco Extra
- Pullmans, Spytty, demolished, KFC on site. Food improved.
- New Inn, Bishton, now residential
- Globe, Maindee Enterprise Inns, closed
- King's Arms Belmont Hill, Enterprise Inns
- Waterloo, Pill, converted to restaurant and hotel
- O'Reilleys, Baneswell, became Ryans Bar, then Xit, closed
- Golden Hart, Cardiff Rd, closed
- Gladiator, Malpas, closed
- Merry Miller, Bettws, closed. Punch taverns
New Pubs since 1997
Dragonfly, Cardiff Rd, M & B
1995 Wetherspoons, became John Wallace Linton, JDW
1999 Godfrey Morgan, Maindee, JDW
2002 Tom Toya Lewis, Commercial St, JDW
Page, High St
With the exception of the Dragonfly they are all superpubs.
Hardly surprising the Murenger has a sign up announcing it is the "Haven in a Superpub ghetto".