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Two Gloucester city centre pubs reopen

By citizenmike  |  Posted: March 29, 2014

Molly's Bar is the new name for The Union

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Two Gloucester city centre pubs have reopened their doors.

Voltage, in Brunswick Road, and The Union, in Westgate Street, both shut in recent weeks.

But both venues have reopened.

Molly's Bar is the new name for The Union. Landlady Jackie Nesbitt, whose nickname is Molly, said: "I wanted a new challenge and I didn't want to see this pub closed. It is in a great location and it will make a fantastic Irish pub.

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"Molly's Bar seemed like a fitting name because it is my nickname and it was my grandmother's name too."

She is planning to start serving food from Easter and is looking to turn it into a live music venue too.

Voltage reopened last Saturday under licensee Lewis Taylor. His bar manager Kelly Owen said today that they were considering changing the name back to Sloanes.

"Everybody still calls it Sloanes," she said. "We might go back to that name although not for a bit. Obviously it costs a lot of money to change the signs so we will see how things go first.

"We are planning to bring it back to doing food both day and night. There are very few places in Gloucester for families to come for a meal together."

They too are looking to put on a live band at least once a month.

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  • svmuray  |  August 03 2015, 10:36PM

    Jackie Nesbitt 'Molly' is a racist. She should not be allowed to run a bar. The world has moved on and she needs to be left behind with her archaic views.

  • tha_mossop  |  March 29 2014, 6:58PM

    Still call it Hog's Head. Didn't it used to be Jennings?

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  March 29 2014, 1:21PM

    "There are very few places in Gloucester for families to come for a meal together." You have to be joking don't you, just take a look on Tripadvi*or and there are more than just a few! Read more: http://tinyurl.com/npno9os

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