In my home town of Cardiff, a campaign has kicked off to save one of the capital city’s oldest pubs from closure and demolition.
Dating from 1853, and voted Cardiff Pub of the Year in 1997, the Vulcan Hotel now stands adrift in an area surrounded by modern redevelopments.
Its owners, Marcol Asset Management Limited, claim that the pub is no longer “commercially viable,” while campaigners accuse its brewery tenants Messrs Brains & Co of just abandoning this fine old Welsh boozer to its fate.
The historic pub is now due to close on May 31st 2012.
UPDATE 4th May 2012: the pub has already closed – read more here.
The Vulcan, Cardiff: We Loves It. Read more:
Sign the petition here and view the Facebook page here.
Read more about the campaign here: Brains brewery calls time on the Vulcan, Cardiff’s oldest pub [Wales Online]
Real Cardiff: The Vulcan [Peter Finch]
10 Adam Street
Phone : (029) 20461580