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King gets demolished

Crossposted from Brew Wales,
The former King pub on Somerton Road, Lliswerry, Newport is in the process of being demolished to make way for flats. 

Once known as the King of Prussia, it became the King of Russia in 1916 but was just the King by 1923, although the pub sign still had "Frederick William III 1797-1840" on it until recently. 

The King was owned by local brewers Phillips, who sold out to Courage but in more recent times it became a freehouse, run by Newport AFC. The pub has been closed and derelict for a number of years, as with the nearby Black Horse which is awaiting demolition to be turned into a supermarket. 

Shame about the King, it was a nice piece of nineteenth century architecture with its tilled frontage. Another Newport pub lost, that's 42 local pubs closed since New Labour came to power in 1997.

A vote for Labour is a vote for the destruction of our heritage, fewer local pubs and fewer local jobs.
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2 people have spoken:

MK said...

"A vote for Labour is a vote for the destruction of our heritage, fewer local pubs and fewer local jobs."

Amen to that, if only more people would wake up to this reality.

Fidothedog said...

They will, the damage these champagne swilling scum will do before that day will be huge though.