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Prince Regent in Great Yarmouth has new owners

PUBLISHED: 12:20 06 April 2012

Trevor and Alison Smith with Brian Howard manager of the Prince Regent Pub in Regent Road.

Picture: James Bass

Trevor and Alison Smith with Brian Howard manager of the Prince Regent Pub in Regent Road. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

A POPULAR pub in Great Yarmouth's busiest street is beginning a fresh lease of life under new husband and wife owners.

Trevor and Alison Smith, landlord and landlady of The Albion pub in Nelson Road Central, have added the Prince Regent to their portfolio.

The takeover has secured the future of the Regent Road tavern, which has spent weeks shut in recent years. And its new owners hope to make it the town’s premier live music venue.

Mrs Smith said: “We will definitely be here for a long time. It’s the busiest street in the town and we want to get it back to being a community pub rather than just seasonal.”

The Prince Regent opened its doors yesterday - after redecoration work finished - and an outside seating area is to be built.

Mr and Mrs Smith, who have run The Albion for nine years, have appointed Brian Howard as manager and will be recruiting four bar staff.

Local cask ales will be on offer in a bid to support the region’s economy and an outside seating area will be built.

And the Enterprise Inns pub has a solid entertainment line-up for its launch weekend. Rock ‘n’ roll band The Revolves are playing tonight, with vocal comedian G on stage tomorrow and an Elvis and Neil Diamond tribute act on Sunday.

Pictured are Trevor and Alison Smith, and Brian Howard.

Picture: JAMES BASS

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