Save The New Clarence

The New Clarence closed its doors on 30 June 2023 after being put up for sale. 

The pub used to be a great real ale destination and hosted live music and comedy nights, community groups from those interested in history and poetry to Tolkien Society, Adult Fans of Lego and CAMRA meetings and many many many more events.

The Clarence is the only pub in Hull to be designated as an asset of community value.   The features that make the New Clarence such an asset to the community are :

  • Its ethos, the Clarence was a really lovely and welcoming place for people to come alone or meet together
  • It is in a great location in the city centre
  • There are transport links to every part of the city from Bond Street and the Interchange.  Most people in Hull can get here and home safely and affordably
  • The bar area was wheelchair accessible.  The whole building will be made accessible when it is fully renovated
  • It has a function room and kitchen and can host community and private events whilst the main bar is open to the public

The community now has an opportunity to buy back and reopen this great Hull pub.   But the clock is ticking. We need to raise money and make a bid by April 2024.

If you don't already know it - the New Clarence is on the corner of John Street and Charles Street in the New Town area, close to the Hull New Theatre

 

Local Artist, Mark Rodgers, has been helping us to imagine the bright future of the New Clarence under community ownership.  Over Christmas 2023 he painted a picture of how the pub could look on a nice sunny day,.   

Cheers Mark!

The New Clarence Now

As you can see from this photo, which was posted on the Hull Pub Facebook site in December, the New Clarence is currently looking a bit sorry for itself.  The function room, kitchen and signage have been removed and it is all boarded up.  

This makes it harder to reopen, but we have a strong group of supporters behind us and a plan.  We will be doing a share issue in February 2024 to raise funds, and there are grants available such as the Community Ownership Fund.  This means that it is completely achievable for us to raise the money, sort the pub out and get it reopened.

 

Who We Are

The interim steering committee

Simon Berry (Chair), up front on the bike.  Behind him - left to right are - Catherine Murray (Secretary), Chris Robertson (Legal), Jeff Clarkson (Treasurer) and Nathan Elliot (Community Representation).

Not in the photo but very much part of the gang are Claire Eagan (deputy Chair) and Ian Ibbetson (Memberships)

Find the New Clarence

Google map screen shots showing  the location of the pub in the City Centre and zoomed in to the New Town

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