The Citizen: Wednesday, 4th January 1984 – Quayside Drinking: A new drinking place may soon be opened on the quayside at Gloucester. Next month Ronald and Stephen Strange, both of Romsey, Hampshire – who have previous experience of the wine bar business – ask Gloucester magistrates for a licence to sell alcoholic drink in the new venture, called the Waterfront. Last summer the City Council granted planning permission to convert the Pillar and Lucy warehouse on Baker’s Quay, Merchants Road, Gloucester, to a pub, wine bar, restaurant and offices.

The Waterfront bar was just to the south of Llanthony Swing Bridge. In 1986 it was trading as the City Barge. It was a popular live music venue and had a variety of real ales.

Pillar & Lucy Warehouse on the left.

It was latterly owned by the Greenall’s pub chain. It closed in July 1998 following a refusal of a planning application to extend the public entertainment licence until 1am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Owners in 1998: Greenalls Inns

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