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You beat me to it... I was about to post a question asking what the piece of paper taped to the shutters was!! Just noticed it this morning as I drove past.

Does it give any dates for the licence being awarded or whatever... or any other details that might be of interest?

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Come on bedlington! HAving seen the lion slowly disintergrate through bad management I gladly welcome the return of the pub ! i mean if it had been turned into flats that would have been the end of the street and the end of the town. I cannot wait til its 8 deep at the bar again, so i can go further down and wait till it gets a bit quieter :D

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Something is happening there. Lots of scaffolding up around the back :D

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Having sold to Wetherspoon's through two of my previous employers, I can categorically state that this is completely untrue.

Far from it; they buy end of line stock at high volume - it's how they keep their prices low. It's not a secret and has been part of their business plan for years.

Hope it opens sooner than later.

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Come on bedlington! HAving seen the lion slowly disintergrate through bad management I gladly welcome the return of the pub ! i mean if it had been turned into flats that would have been the end of the street and the end of the town. I cannot wait til its 8 deep at the bar again, so i can go further down and wait till it gets a bit quieter :D

8 deep not mean a total of 8! :lol:

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Whats the latest on this... any more news!?

Last I heard, they wanted to open in September... unless I am missing something there seems to be a distinct lack of anything going on there at the moment!!

Anybody got any info?

They've been working inside for the last three weeks. Don't know why it took them so long to get started though. they bought it at the start of June from our landlord!

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excellent there breakfasts are fab, went to asda at blyth the other day and waited 30 mins to be served in there canteen and vile is not the word, hope wetherspoons are gonna do food, good for when visiting the mother

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Photo taken today. Doe`s anyone remember the Red Lion when this sign was up? What year would it have been?

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A daft penny on November.

was talking to one of the soon to be staff last week and was told it should be the second week in November - can't wait!

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Workmen were in today, stuck my head in the window and had a look at what they were doing! :)

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Have been told that the place was totally wrecked inside! needed virtual stripping back to bare brick

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Aye... I had a cheeky look through the window and they have absolutely gutted the place. Most of the walls are back to bare brick as you say toffo.

All praise to J D Wetherspoons for saving the place from the same fate as Elliot's Garage - an eternity of decay and stupid debates with the coonsel over whether or not redeveloment will ruin the view of the street!!

I for one will be rewarding Wetherspoons with my regular custom. Although I do suspect that I will be weighing in at around 25st by summer 2011 as a result!!

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Aye... I had a cheeky look through the window and they have absolutely gutted the place. Most of the walls are back to bare brick as you say toffo.

All praise to J D Wetherspoons for saving the place from the same fate as Elliot's Garage - an eternity of decay and stupid debates with the coonsel over whether or not redeveloment will ruin the view of the street!!

I for one will be rewarding Wetherspoons with my regular custom. Although I do suspect that I will be weighing in at around 25st by summer 2011 as a result!!

Saw some workmen in front of Elliott's garage the other day, doors were open and all the roof insulation was all over the floor, dunno what they were doing but had some sort of drilling/inspection equipment in the old forecourt, maybe surveying for possible petrol station ??

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Saw some workmen in front of Elliott's garage the other day, doors were open and all the roof insulation was all over the floor, dunno what they were doing but had some sort of drilling/inspection equipment in the old forecourt, maybe surveying for possible petrol station ??

They asked for council permission to demolish. It was granted on condition that rebuilding immediately follows! So either a care home or the ubiquitous block of flats!

As for the aesthetics, there was an old thread on this site with reference to what is being proposed there, and it isn't visually pleasing, in fact what was passed will dominate the street view.

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The redlions facebook page is claiming scheduled open of November 16th.

Cant wait :D

Stange date, a Tuesday! They are also posting pictures of the work inside on the FB page :)

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lets just hope its not a dorty charv hole like it used to be!

it made the palace look respectable! :lol:

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