Monday, 1 June 2009

Closing Time For The Vulcan - Chris Latham

Closing time for the Vulcan

From the WalesOnline website and the front page of today's Echo:

THE historic Vulcan pub has been ordered to shut its doors by June 25. Campaigners had hoped site owner Derek Rapport would extend the brewery’s lease on the 19th-century pub and keep it open.But Brian Smart, who runs the Adamsdown alehouse with his wife Elizabeth, warned it would soon be last orders at the bar.Yesterday the 71-year-old said: “Unless something happens then the last beers will be served.

“We have been expecting it for a year or more, that was the date from the start, but we thought there might be, say, another six months or another couple of months on top, but that never happened. I phoned up the brewery today and they said the 25th.”After that the building’s future is in the hands of Mr Rapport.

Full story here.

Needless to say this is very depressing news. I can't pretend to be a regular at the Vulcan, I don't even drink there that often (although I always have a great time when I do). It is just sad to think that another piece of Cardiff's rich history is being sacrificed for more parking spaces/shops/chain restaurants or what ever the developers wisely decide to build in its place.

Stay tuned for more news on June 13th's day of action.


If the Vulcan is forced to close its doors then Welsh Bloggers In The Pub will obviously have to move venues. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.

Dave Raybould.

One response to “Closing Time For The Vulcan - Chris Latham”

Dom said...

Unlike you I have to pretend that 'I'm not a regular' at the Vulcan or people would think I have a serious drink problem - what can I say? Love the place!

It is going to be missed greatly by a few of us old codgers and misfits.

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