Bar Amber lease not renewed

NEWPORT County AFC Supporters’ Trust has decided not to renew its lease on the Bar Amber pub.

The Trust has run the Clarence Place pub for the last two years and the current lease expired at the end of May.

The enforced closure of the premises due to the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the economic outlook for the pub and the Trust’s Board felt it would be inappropriate to continue to use Trust funds on rent, utilities and other costs while not knowing when Bar Amber could reopen or the new football season start.

While the Trust will no longer run the premises, a working group is looking at how Bar Amber might continue to operate as a community pub using the Plunkett Foundation as a model, with any profits still donated to the Trust.