Tuesday 21 September 2010

Bassett Pub Company expands with Ninian Park acquisition

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The JW Bassett Pub Company, who already run pubs from Penarth to Kilburn has announced another pub to add to their estate as they have bought the lease of the Ninian Park pub from brewers SA Brain. The JW Bassett company already runs the Queens Vaults in Cardiff and the Carpenter's Arms in Newport and according to pub company owner John Bassett, a keen Cardiff City supporter, "We are going to be capitalising on stadium events days. There will be a lot of memorabilia going in there and we’ve commissioned paintings of players for the walls, it will be transformed.”
The pub will have high-definition televisions installed for punters to watch pre-match football, while there will be a new menu as JW Bassett looks to attract custom outside of match days.
“We want to get the locals back in there. A lot of people are walking into town, or to Cowbridge Road instead. But we also want to continue to attract the Cardiff City element of the business. What I can say is that it will not be turned into flats, in three days it will be transformed.”
Although built around 1975, the Ninain Park pub replaced the Atlas Hotel which had been built in 1878.

H/T to Wales Online

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