Former Newport city centre pub going to auction with flats plan in pipeline

Friday, February 24, 2023

The once-popular corner boozer closed during the pandemic and was sold last year

A former city centre pub which closed during the pandemic could be converted to flats and is going to auction next month. The Angel Inn in Baneswell has been listed by Paul Fosh Auctions with bids opening at £130,000.

The once-popular corner boozer at the bottom of West Street and Blewitt Street went through other iterations such as Friends Lounge before reopening in 2016 under its original Angel name. It later closed again in September 2020.

It was sold in June 2022 and plans to convert the upper floors of the property into two two-bedroom flats were submitted in October, while there is scope – the agents said – for the ground floor to also be converted, or to remain as a commercial building.

The bar area remains intact on the ground floor which includes two large seating areas and two toilets. Upstairs there is a hallway, five rooms, a bathroom and stairs leading to an attic room.


Debra Bisley, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “Located in the Newport city centre within walking distance of Newport train station and local bus routes, this property could make an ideal investment. Previously a public house, the property has recently been granted planning in principle for the creation of four flats.

“The planning application comprises two one-bedroom flats, a two-bedroom flat and a studio apartment. Additionally the current vendor has submitted a planning application for two, two-bed flats and a commercial unit on the ground floor. 

"The vendor has not yet advertised the property to let but has had interest from a local business wishing to let the commercial unit for £10,000 per annum. Subject to the relevant planning permission this property could provide opportunity for a restaurant, public house or retail unit.” The property will be up for online auction between March 7-9.


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