A stroll down Commercial Street in Newport revealed a lot of closed and borded up shops but this former bank has a notice in the window, applying for planning permission for change of use to a pub. The Blaenavon-based Rhymney Brewery are looking to convert this building into a pub to fit in with their portfolio of pubs in Merthyr (The Winchester), Pontypridd (The Wonky Bar), Cardiff, Aberdare and Maesteg. Good to see a brewery doing something positive in the City Centre.
The address, 32-33 Commercial Street was formerly a branch of the RBS,
1948 the National Bank had chambers here
1938 National Bank
1914 Hodder, Henry & Co Ltd, chemists were here
1897 32, Oliver, Geo, bootmaker
- Davies, D, manager, Geo Oliver
33, Garrett, & Atkins, chemists
- Atkins, & Lockyear, photographic artists
|32 Phillips H. W. clothier|
|33 Adams John, pork butcher|
|33 Jacobs Samuel, watchmaker. &c.|
Lewis, David, Builder and Valuer, 32, Commercial street.
Harden, Charles, Baker, Grocer and Confectioner, 33, Commercial street.
Update 28.08.21: Newport Council have yet to make a decision on this