Sounds like it’s over for Telford music venue.

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?

26 thoughts on “Sounds like it’s over for Telford music venue.

  • March 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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    Shaun ‘sheepy’ Peate

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm
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    Kirsty Hannah! Thomas Hoof

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:07 pm
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    Lindsay Newbery-Buckley Ray Plumridge

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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    Josh Turner Jacob Collins

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    Just needs a lick of paint. Awesome pub.

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    Ben Bowden Sy Rhidian Bell Chris Monk

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    Dionne Jones Jordan Weaver

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    Gill Morgan-Roberts, John Davis, Oli Jones, Ashley Mello Evans

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm
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    A few drunken memories of this pub in the 1970’s when we worked at EWS next door.
    Jayne Hotchkiss, Peter Hotchkiss, Gillian Oakley.

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm
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    Ruth Smallman Lonnie Richards

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:14 pm
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    Omg yes Jackie Lowe Gillian Oakley what memories x

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:18 pm
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    The exit.
    5 minutes after I entered

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:23 pm
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    Rachael BirdyFernley Tara Gale Aaron David Merlin

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:24 pm
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    Has this anything to do with the new houses being built next door?

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  • March 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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    Hope Lye Hope Lye Hope Lye

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  • March 7, 2018 at 11:12 am
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    Ref comment ‘It’s a dump’ – I think all or nearly all the pub gig venues where I saw the best new bands in the 70’s would be classed as dumps – you go for the music and a bit of madness away from day to day life not a ‘nice’ ambience. Having said that despite very noisy and ‘hyper-active’ audiences I always felt at home and unthreatened in those places, the beer was nearly always c**p but again that was not why you went – what we got was real music by real people just like us not some distant coiffured primped up ‘superstar’.

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  • March 19, 2018 at 10:04 am
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    Thank you Bethany, love you too! 3

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