Sounds like it’s over for Telford music venue.
The Haygate has carved itself into Telfords cultural history as a place where Punk, Ska, Metal and Rock bands cut their teeth and provided a much needed space for alternative music lovers.
While no-one will argue that the place will win any design awards, the pub has provided a backdrop to many festivals and first gigs for bands that probably couldn’t have found a home anywhere else in Telford or indeed, Shropshire.
The Saxons who have run the place for a number of years now, announced on Facebook that they are moving abroad and leaving the pub in the middle of April. The future of the pub will be down to the owners and the new licensee, so if you want a trip to reminisce over the good times you had, as a gig-goer or band member, you need to be quick.
While the pub is certainly not for everyone, it’s going to leave a huge hole in the music scene.
For your services to Telford Culture, we salute you and wish you all the best in whatever you choose to do.
What bands do remember seeing at the Haygate?