Friday 24 July 2009

Newport Pub Closures - update

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:

  1. Simpsons, High St, Closed – empty building
  2. Chartist Arms, High St – closed – premises converted into a restaurant
  3. Carpenters Arms, High Street – closed – freehold for sale
  4. Lloyds, Cambrian Rd, became Jarcals, then Tesco Extra. Beer quality has improved!
  5. Breeze, Cambrian Rd, closed, lying empty
  6. Newport Brewhouse, Market St, now a nightclub
  7. Trout, Market St, became Can-Cans, closed, building derelict
  8. Ale House, ex-Sovereign, John Frost Square, closed and demolished
  9. Welsh Prince, Commercial St, closed – premises converted into a Thai restaurant. Freehold for sale.
  10. Langtons, Charles St, closed – premises auctioned 11.08
  11. King William IV, Commercial St, closed – derelict building
  12. Scrum Half, Commercial St, closed, retail premises
  13. Westgate Hotel, Commercial St, closed, part retail premises
  14. Royal Exchange, became Harveys in Pill, Commercial Rd. Closed, building derelict
  15. Mariners Hotel, Commercial Rd, closed
  16. Welcome Home, Commercial Rd, closed, residential accommodation
  17. Black Horse, formerly Celtic Bar/Falcon, Commercial Rd
  18. Waterloo Inn, Alexander Rd, closed and re-opened as a restaurant and hotel
  19. Cumberland house, Courtybella Tce, - closed -residential
  20. Orange Tree, St Michael St, - closed and demolished
  21. White Hart, Tredegar St, closed, business unit
  22. Old Rising Sun, Malpas Rd, closed, building derelict
  23. Pentwyn House, Bettws – closed
  24. Chaplins, Caerleon, demolished, residential development
  25. Cotton Club, Cambrian rd
  26. Three Salmons, Rogerstone, now an Indian Restaurant
  27. Jolly Roger, Rogerstone, now an Indian restaurant
  28. Old Globe, Rogerstone , now an Indian/Chinese restaurant
  29. Dolphin, Dolphin St, Pill, closed residential
  30. Seven, was Yates Wine Lodge, converted from the Tredegar Arms, High Street. Closed
  31. Victoria, Corporation Rd, closed – converted into restaurant
  32. Crown Inn, Albert Avenue, closed
  33. Seven Styles, was Lliswerry Hotel, closed and demolished, residential development
  34. King, Somerton, closed, awaiting demolition, residential development
  35. Black Horse, Somerton, closed, awaiting demolition, Tesco Extra
  36. Pullmans, Spytty, demolished, KFC on site. Food improved.
  37. New Inn, Bishton, now residential
  38. Globe, Maindee Enterprise Inns, closed
  39. King's Arms Belmont Hill, Enterprise Inns
  40. Waterloo, Pill, converted to restaurant and hotel
  41. O'Reilleys, Baneswell, became Ryans Bar, then Xit, closed
  42. Golden Hart, Cardiff Rd, closed
  43. Gladiator, Malpas, closed
  44. 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

Banc, Maindee

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".


Anonymous said...

Make of this what you will but I was going past that Xit the other week and the Door was open.. With a snooker table blocking most of the room and two chavs potting the white ball.. Just saying "fooking" with there voice's increasingly going up 7 octaves.. And somebody had painted The London' on the Door.. This week the snooker table was gone and the sign said under new management..

Are Mojo, The Carpenters Arms and Eternity in 'High Street' closed? Or is it the windows have been put through so many times they just let the boards up as i's cheaper?

Brew Wales said...

Xit seems to reopened as 'The London', it was originally the London Inn about 30+ years ago.

Carpenters Arms is definetly closed - freehold was for sale.
Mojo and Eternity - may only open Friday and Saturday nights when the chavs hit town.


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