Monday 28 January 2013

Newport Pub Closures

There is an article in Vice about Newport and the pub closures so I'd thought I'd update the list of Newport pub closures as I've not updated it for a while. There are a few in the Vice article that I'm not 100% sure of so have not included them in the list.

Starting point was Alan Roderick's Pubs of Newport, published in 1997

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. Newport Brewhouse, Market St, now a nightclub

6. Trout, Market St, became Can-Cans, closed, building derelict

7. Ale House, ex-Sovereign, John Frost Square, closed and demolished

8. Welsh Prince, Commercial St, closed – premises converted into a Thai restaurant.

9. Langtons, Charles St, closed – premises auctioned 11.08

10. King William IV, Commercial St, closed – derelict building

11. Scrum Half, Commercial St, closed, retail premises

12. Westgate Hotel, Commercial St, closed, part retail premises

13. Royal Exchange, became Harveys in Pill, Commercial Rd. Closed, building derelict

14. Mariners Hotel, Commercial Rd, closed

15. Welcome Home, Commercial Rd, closed, residential accommodation

16. Black Horse, formerly Celtic Bar/Falcon, Commercial Rd

17. Cumberland house, Courtybella Tce, - closed -residential

18. Orange Tree, St Michael St, - closed and demolished

19. White Hart, Tredegar St, closed, business unit

20. Old Rising Sun, Malpas Rd, closed, building derelict

21. Pentwyn House, Bettws – closed

22. Chaplins, Caerleon, demolished, residential development

23. Cotton Club, Cambrian rd

24. Three Salmons, Rogerstone, now an Indian Restaurant

25. Jolly Roger, Rogerstone, now an Indian restaurant

26. Old Globe, Rogerstone , now an Indian/Chinese restaurant

27. Dolphin, Dolphin St, Pill, closed residential

28. Victoria, Corporation Rd, closed – converted into restaurant

29. Crown Inn, Albert Avenue, closed

30. Seven Styles, was Lliswerry Hotel, closed and demolished, residential development

31. King, Somerton, closed, awaiting demolition, residential development

32. Black Horse, Somerton, closed, awaiting demolition, Tesco Extra

33. Pullmans, Spytty, demolished, KFC on site

34. New Inn, Bishton, now residential

35. King's Arms Belmont Hill, Enterprise Inns, conversion to Indian restuarant

36. Waterloo, Pill, converted to restaurant and hotel

37. O'Reilleys, Baneswell, became Ryans Bar, then Xit, closed

38. Gladiator, Malpas, closed

39. Merry Miller, Bettws, closed

40. Church House Inn, St Bride's, Wentloog

Pubs closed since original list published (July 2010)

41. Corporation, Corporation Road – boarded up, fire damage, now converted to residential

42. Carpenters' Arms, Maindee, closed, boarded up, freehold for sale, now converted to take-away

43. Oddfellows, Baneswell, closed

44. Drover's, Caerleon, closed, boarded up (2010), now a take-away

45. Roman Lodge Hotel, Ponthir Road, - planning permission granted for conversion to residential

46. Griffin, Market St

Pubs closed since 2010

47. Globe, Chepstow Road, Maindee, was Enterprise, currently empty

48. Hornblower, Commercial Street

49. Star, Maindee

50. Newport City Lounge, Commercial Street

51. Engineers Arms, Baneswell, was Admiral Taverns, freehold sold, conversion to residential applied for

52. Golden Hart, Cardiff Rd

53. Prince of Wales, Cardiff Road, was converted to a restaurant but that has now closed

54. Hereford Arms, Maindee, conversion to residential

55. King's Head, High Street

56. Page, High Street, empty building

57. Angel, Caerleon, conversion to Sainsbury's, due to close Jan 2013

New Pub openings 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

2009 Valerie's Bar, Commercial Street


2009 Queen's Hotel as a JDW
Waterloo Inn, Alexander Rd, closed and re-opened as a restaurant and hotel

Angel, Baneswell, closed for 4 years – just reopened in 2013!

Delilah's, former Tredegar Arms/Yate's Wine Lodge/Seven, High Street

Breeze, Cambrian Road

Royal Albert, Maindee, re-opened after being closed for 3 years

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