|PUB LIST||PUBLIC HOUSES||Paul Skelton|
32-36 Queen Street
At one time used to be called "Alby's Velvet Underground" and also "The Tube" but changed name to the "Academy" sports bar in August 2003.
Inside the building was housed the "Academy," "Rivals nightclub" and also the old picture-house and the company FS Leisure operated all three. Unfortunately the cinema part of the building hasn't been in use since its closure.
January 2005 saw new licensee Paul White take over the premises, and in the March the same year closed down the bar for a week for changes to be made. He installed the big window in the front of the building, re-painted and re-coloured the inside and changed the furniture and re-launched as the "Academy fun pub." Sports were still shown, but the main brand of the pub was a fun pub/theme pub, hosting nights such as coyote ugly theme night, 60's, 70's and 80's nights, beach party's etc.
FAULKNER Gary Aug/2003-Dec/04
WHITE Paul Jan-2005-Dec/05
RUTTER Steve Jan/2006-08
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