New bar in shadow of Gloucester Rugby Club
By Andrew Merrell | 3rd June 2019
Ambitious plans are afoot transforming a building beside the mighty Kingsholm Stadium into a new bar and venue.
Reg Daldry, the man behind the Gloucester building firm UK Demolition and Construction Ltd, has bought the building and is the man behind the project.
Mr Daldry, well-known in the city - particularly to members of Tredworth Rugby Club, which he helped run for five years - is already on-site transforming the former Discount Cycle Warehouse site.
"New venture for me and the wife, always wanted a good bar with live music for the older generations, next door to GRFC and great location. Vintage classic bar," said the 41-year-old former St Peter's School pupil in a post on social media.
Speaking to Punchline Mr Daldry said he was really excited by the challenge.
"I'm also currently building seven houses in Tuffley Crescent. But I am more excited by this," he said.
"I have always wanted a bar. We hope to create what we think Gloucester lacks at the moment.
"The footfall is great here on match days and we plan to have some big screens and live music as well as a more laid back feel in the week and serving coffee too during the day."]
He added: "There can be a lot of negativity in Gloucester, with people telling you things can't be done, and I bounce off that.
"This is how I usually work - I see an opportunity and go for it."
Mr Daldry also has a track record running events and venues.
"We ran some of the Oh What a Night New Year's Eve event six years ago - which had about 600 people there and was a great success," said the businessman.
Plans are to have the new Kingsholm Road business open for September 18 - the eve of the Rugby World Cup - with a celebrity guest doing the ribbon cutting.
The Rugby World Cup opening ceremony is due to take place on Friday, September 20, followed by the first game - hosts Japan against Russia.
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