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Isle of Wight pub reopens with party

Wed 9 Mar 2011

Isle of Wight pub reopens with party

An Isle of Wight pub has held a party in order to mark its reopening.

The Wheatsheaf pub in Newport had been closed for three months as a result of smoke damage caused by a fire, but threw open its doors once more on Saturday night (March 5th 2011).

Joint landlady of the venue Maggie Cardew said in an interview with the Isle of Wight County Press: "It's been a nightmare few months, but it's great to finally be open again and it was a fantastic night."

To mark the reopening of the bar, local tribute band The Paperback Beatles took to the stage at the pub to play for the regulars.

Philip Ledicott, who plays guitar and sings for the group, recently told the news provider he is hoping they will be able to secure gigs on the mainland.

They will also be performing regularly at Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin at the weekends during the summer as well.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800450967-ADNFCR

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