From watering hole to war games

4 01 2013

A Hotwells pub has had a dramatic makeover. The former Spring Garden Tavern on Hotwell Road is now Vanguard War Gaming, a shop and playing venue for war games enthusiasts. It is also a permanent home for the Vanguard club which previously met at the Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Shirehampton and Redland Parish Hall.

A war gaming venue is certainly a unique change of usage for a pub. In Bristol, the Old Fox on the Gloucester Road in Bishopston was turned last year into Guru Indian restaurant, while the Standard of England on the corner of Greystoke Avenue and Trowbridge Road in Southmead is now a Tesco Express.

Have any other Bristol pubs had unusual makeovers?

Vanguard War Gaming

www.bristolvanguard.co.uk


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