Wolverhampton gay bar to close

Wolverhampton gay bar to close
Local News
Posted on 10 Jul 2017

Wolverhampton gay bar The White Hart will close it’s doors for the final time on Saturday 22 July.

The venue, which has been a stalwart of Wolverhampton’s gay scene for over twenty years, has been sold by parent company Marston’s.

Current, and final, lessee Shaun Keasey is sad but feels the situation is inevitable: “The writing has been on the wall for some time and The White Hart has only remained open because of financial support given to it by Gorgeous Nightclub.

“Neither ourselves or Marston's can support a loss making venue indefinitely and I believe the time has come to give The Hart a huge sendoff, treasure the many memories it has provided and wish it well for the future.

"In Wolverhampton the majority of LGBTI people are just as happy in Yates’s, Popworld and our own venue Gorgeous. This is great testament to the city and it’s equality and tolerance.

"The final cabaret act at The Hart will be Son of a Tutu and I look forward to greeting customers both past and present as we wave goodbye to a Wolverhampton icon.”

Doors open at 7pm for the final night on Saturday 22nd July with cabaret for Son of a Tutu. For more information visit facebook.com/whitehartwolves.

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