November 2015: The Regent Hotel became a victim of the general trend in pub
closures attributed to cheap drinks sold in supermarkets, the smoking ban and a
trend towards "gastro pubs" selling restaurant quality food.
late summer of 2015 a total refurbishment of the Regent began, it was rumoured
that the Wetherspoons chain were going to reopen the pub but this seems to be
uncertain (January 2016)
Photographer Joanne Coultas