"WE are here to stay."
That's the firm message from Teague's Bar owner Gary Teague.
Doubts were cast over the future of the watering hole earlier this month as it emerged owner and Gloucester rugby legend Mike Teague was keen to wind up the family franchise.
However, his brother Gary, who holds the lease to Teague's Bar, in Kingsholm Road, Gloucester, has now confirmed the popular pub is staying open and it will continue to be known as Teague's Bar.
He said: "We are here to stay. I can say we will definitely be here for the World Cup in September 2015. After that, we will look at where we are."
Kingsholm has been selected to host four matches in the World Cup, featuring the likes of Tonga, Scotland and Argentina. Back in 1991, the ground played host to the New Zeal All Blacks versus the USA, and the pubs were packed to the rafters.
"I'm sure we, and all the other pubs, will be really busy," added Gary.
"It will be a really exciting time for the city and it is something we want to be a part of.
"We will be making interior alterations to the pub throughout the season and it will be good to see all Kingsholm pubs thriving, each offering a different experience with the World Cup around the corner."
Teague's Bar will mark 10 years of trading on Sunday and it will be welcoming local ska band The Revolvers to help celebrate the occasion.
Gloucester city councillor Sebastian Field (LD, Kingsholm and Wotton) said: "It is great news that Teague's Bar is staying open.
"Any pub staying open in the ward is great for the area and great for the evening economy, too. We have a number of pubs in Kingsholm and it's good to see them all doing well."
The pub is keen to hear from any skittle teams and it also has a function room that can be used for live music events and even wedding receptions.