Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Monday, 30 April 2012
Hello everyone! As promised here is this weeks competition:
Guess where The Vulcan is for your chance to win some 'Vulcan ale' (actually just regular ale with a sticker on it!).
One entry per person for every correct answer, like and retweet. Open to UK residents and 18+ years and over only I'm afraid, otherwise you're getting a bottle of year old squash I found in my bag last week.
Last chance to get your entries in is the 5th of May. We'll be posting where The Vulcan has been every few days.
We're getting it out there that The Vulcan is shutting on May 31st, a pub that has been standing since 1853 but is now under the very serious threat of demolition. That doesn't mean we can't have some fun along the way though!
Do as you mother said and SHARE!
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Friday, 27 April 2012
Today, we can finally reveal that on the 11th of May, we will be taking to Cardiff's streets and bringing the fight to Rapport and S.A. Brain.
In 2013 The Vulcan would celebrate its 160th Birthday. Unfortunately due to developer greed and a brewery that has turned its back on the 'Perfect Pub', that is under threat.
On May 31st, The Vulcan will be shouting 'last orders!' for the very final time.
Please, join us on the 11th of May and show that we all stand for people over profit.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
|Eluned Parrott AM, Councillor Nigel Howells and Kirsty Williams AM|
Eluned Parrott AM for South Wales Central and Councillor Nigel Howells popped in to discuss the future of The Vulcan with the landlady and campaign members.
Ms Williams said: “I have been very impressed with the local campaign that the Vulcan Hotel has been running over the past few years. The Vulcan is a part of Cardiff’s history and a part of our heritage and I want to see our history and heritage passed on to future generations. It is only when the community rallies together we can protect buildings of historic importance like the Vulcan Hotel".
Read the full story here
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Has anyone else noticed it's been a little chilly lately? ..and not just from the lack of central heating.
Brains Sales & Marketing Director, Richard Davies said "“We continue to engage with the Save the Vulcan Campaign on a regular basis".
While clearly proud that their new craft brewery is nearly complete, what better location to market real ale than one of Cardiff's last remaining real pubs? Brains heavily marketed their Ale & Cider Spring Festival this month with a handful of pubs such as The City Arms and Goat Major being involved, but once again The Vulcan was left in the cold.
Read the full story here
Monday, 23 April 2012
In her blog 'A Canadian in Cardiff', Kathy O'Brien describes her experience of a Christmas party held at The Vulcan. Our favourite line - "As some of us sit around the pool table I feel pleasantly at home".
We know exactly what you mean Kathy.
Read the post here
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
The Vulcan Hotel is due for closure May 31st 2012. We need your help.
We've had news this week that demolition consultants have been spotted surveying the exterior. Time really is of the essence.
There are several big announcements due to follow in the next week or so concerning the next stage of action to be taken. We're going to be busy campaigning to keep our 'perfect pub' alive and well.
As some of you may know, we lost a lot of you during a Facebook group update, so if you haven't already please sign up again.
You can show your support by writing to your local MP, AM and Councillors and encouraging them to aid the campaign.
Jenny Rathbone AM Cardiff Central: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Willott MP Cardiff Central: email@example.com
Councillor John Dixon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Nigel Howells: email@example.com
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
The BBC bringing everyone up to speed with the current situation managed to get a quote from Brain's marketing director Richard Davies who said that the pub was "no longer commercially viable".
Read the full BBC article here
Martin Shipton provides coverage on why Brains have decided to not renew their lease.
Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott and Labour AM Jenny Rathbone have both offered support in preservation of the Vulcan. As well as political support, several celebrities including 'Dirty Sanchez' star Matthew Pritchard are asked their opinion.
Willott said "I was very involved in the campaign the first time around and I’ll do everything I can again. The Vulcan Hotel is hugely important to Cardiff and it would be a great loss to the community if it closes".
Read the full article here