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Next stop The Station pub for over 30s in Gloucester

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 26, 2013

IDEAS: Steve Wood, general manager of The Station Hotel.

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THE Station Hotel is the latest city pub to embrace the growing demand for over 30s entertainment in Gloucester.

An online survey was started by Gloucester's evening economy action group, asking people how to improve city nightlife.

Live music and themed nights for the over 30s were the most popular choices.

New Station landlord Steve Wood, who moved from Eastbourne to take on the Bruton Way watering hole, hopes to tap into Gloucester's growing market.

"When I heard about the survey results, I was excited by the potential," he said.

"All the things that came up that people wanted are things that I have done in the past and are bringing in at The Station.

"I have been working in the entertainment business for 30 years and in hotels and pubs for the last five – so I've got a good idea of what people want."

Steve has started up an open mic night on Mondays, Salsa on Thursday nights and karaoke on Fridays.

Whenever Gloucester are playing away from Kingsholm, he will also be hosting live music at the venue. Although not exclusively for over 30s, The Station is hoping to attract people of that age group, ahead of younger revellers.

"We are open to anyone, but if any younger people come in I will tell them they must behave," added Steve.

"There is not much for the mums and dads to do in Gloucester so we will be the perfect place for them. If you want to have a pint and a chat, The Station is ideal."

Solo artist Tasha Phelps is performing live music tonight, entry is free.

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  • CTFCScout  |  January 26 2013, 10:56PM

    Lord, you can't fit a band in there and a big crowd as well. Well done to Steve, and good luck with this!

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  • TheMoanerLisa  |  January 26 2013, 8:49PM

    Good on him, but do over 30s want a pub singer no one has heard of singing to backing track ? Maybe but live music from decent musicians is always a crowd pleaser. To make this place work it needs to shed its image of being a hostel type place, which maybe harsh but its the view of many of my colleagues. Perhaps he needs themed nights too, brit music night/scooter boys night/northern soul etc.

  • tishwash  |  January 26 2013, 4:46PM

    haha downvoted for an observation? how about comments?

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  • tishwash  |  January 26 2013, 11:05AM

    correct that statement actually, anyone that goes in and has a few drinks and drives home, although local pubs have a more 'mature' average age for people comitting the offense.

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  • tishwash  |  January 26 2013, 11:04AM

    you'll tell young people to behave? what about the over 30s that have a few drinks then drive home ?

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  • lordigaga  |  January 26 2013, 8:37AM

    Solo artist Tasha Phelps is performing live music what instruments will she be playing for this "live music" gig? we want live bands on a Thursday night, like the Welsh Harp used to be

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