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Le Pub
Le Public Space
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Address 14 High Street, NP20 1FW
Location Newport, Wales
Coordinates 51°35′22″N 2°59′49″E / 51.589574°N 2.996950°E / 51.589574; 2.996950Coordinates: 51°35′22″N 2°59′49″E / 51.589574°N 2.996950°E / 51.589574; 2.996950
Owner Co-operative
Type Music venue, restaurant and nightclub
Genre(s) Rock, comedy, alternative and punk music
Seating type Mixed standing and seating
Capacity 100
Construction
Opened 1992 (Cadoxton Place)
Expanded 2017 (High St)

Le Pub (also known as Le Public Space) is a bar, restaurant and nightclub located in Newport, South Wales. It opened in 1992 on nearby Cadoxton Place, and became a popular live music venue as part of the Newport music scene along with TJ's, later relocating as a co-operative on High Street.

History

See also: Music of Newport

Le Pub has been a popular music venue in the city for over 25 years, though historically overshadowed by its more famed neighbour TJ's on Clarence Place, which had attracted names such as David Bowie and Kurt Cobain during the city's 'new Seattle' era.

While the city enjoyed a thriving scene in the 1980s and 1990s, the decline of industry and the growth of the nearby Cardiff music scene had impacted Newport hard. TJ's closed in 2010 and has now relocated as a legacy site named El Siecco's, also on High Street.

Le Pub also faced difficulty during the 2000s. It existed at its home on Caxton Place for 24 years and 11 months but was forced to sell its site and move to new premises.

Present

With assistance from Newport City Council, the business restarted as a community interest company offering shares to friends and patrons of the old venue, and providing it with necessary finance to refurbish new premises and re-open.

It moved to High Street on July 29th 2017 on the site of the old The Page pub, aided by a team of volunteers. It opened offering space in the city for creative projects, a gallery, rehearsal rooms, office space and a small cinema space. It has now operated in Newport city centre for 26 years.

It opens until 2am most weekdays and 3am on Friday and Saturday evenings and offers a wide range of independent and international beers and spirits. It is also praised by Eat Out Vegan Wales as being a recommended vegan and 100% vegetarian eatery.

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