Welcome to Le Pub.
All the latest gig news and Le Pub goings on can be found on the News section and our full gig listing can be found at What’s On. You can click our lovely little dollar signs to buy tickets or visit We Got Tickets. You can buy them in person from Diverse Music on Charles Street in Newport city center.
Do you want to play or promote a show here? Check out our Promoters / Artists Info page.
LEPUB BUT BETTER!
People may be aware that things are changing for us. We will have more information on this soon. For now here’s our original statement…
So……….. with a broken but excited heart we can confirm that the current building housing Le Pub is on the market. Our landlord is retiring fully and selling up. After 24 years, thousands of incredible gigs and so much support it’s regularly brought us to tears it looks like we may be coming the end of the chapter.
But, that’s all that is ending. The current chapter. We are in the process of setting up a co-op to secure our future and make sure we can begin chapter two.
Le Pub is an ethos, a mindset, something that doesn’t rely on a building to exist. We love our current location and the news it was to be sold was heartbreaking but we’ve had time to process it and we realised that we can take what we have and grow. We can fix some of the problems we haven’t been able to before.
We want to provide Newport with a bigger space, with more room for creative projects. Ideally we’ll be looking at somewhere with space for a gallery, rehearsal rooms, freelance office space and maybe a small cinema space as well as the bar and venue we already have. We want an outdoor space for sitting in the sun and enjoying a drink and a chat with friends. We want our doors to be open more often, daytimes and evenings, seven days a week. And most importantly to us we want to be more accessible to people with mobility requirements. We see no point in bringing incredible acts to Newport if they are not accessible to everyone that wants attend.
This won’t be easy and there will be no quick fix. Setting up a co-op takes time and any building we look at will need work before we can open. We’ll continue to trade as we are until a sale is confirmed. This could be three months, or could be twelve months but please be assured this is not the end for us!
If you are interested in supporting us in our next steps then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. We can provide you with a guide to investing in a community owned business. You’ll get input into what we do and how we do it.
And if you have any questions you can usually find me behind the downstairs bar. Or sat at it with a Jack Daniels. Come. Join us. We are going to change the world.