Three Tuns, City Centre

Another chapter in the tumultuous recent history of the Three Tuns has come to a close recently after it was announced that the pub had ceased trading over the August bank holiday weekend.

The popular pub has been through several changes of ownership in recent years. It was formerly owned and managed by Reet Ale Pubs (who also had at various times the Punchbowl, the Closed Shop and the Old Crown) but following the demise of the parent company, the pub was forced to close in March 2017.

Shaun Price took on the lease on a temporary tenancy from Star Pubs four months later, and for the last few months, the Tuns has been under the stewardship of Ed and assistant manager Kieron. However, after a difficult summer’s trading they have been forced to close to avoid getting into further debt. The hot weather and England’s World Cup success which were a boon for many pubs were unfortunately not so for many places without beer gardens, such as the Three Tuns.

A statement on Facebook read: “The Three Tuns pub has ceased trading, myself and Kieron would like to thank all our regular customers for their support in the past year. I am sure the pub will be back open with a new tenant soon and wish them all the best with their new venture.”

Dominic Nelson

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