Torquay bar among 12 Revolution sites set to close

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It has been confirmed that the Torquay branch of a well-known bar chain will be closing in just a few days. It's one of 12 branches that are closing across the UK as the chain scrambles to cut costs.

Revolution Bars has announced that its premises on Torquay's Fleet Walk will be closing for good this month after seven years. Their bars in Exeter and Plymouth will remain open.

At the beginning of this year, the brand's parent company Revolution Bars Group made the shock announcement that it would be closing five Revolution bars, as well as branches of their other brands, with five Revolución de Cuba sites and one Playhouse pub to close. But it was confirmed that all Devon branches were safe.

The news came just weeks after the company reported its best trading period since 2019, The Sun reports. At the time, chief executive Rob Pitcher said: "We have had the best festive trading period for four years with all of our brands recording positive like-for-like sales and Revolucion de Cuba being the standout performer.

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"However, our younger customers are still feeling the disproportionate effect of the cost-of-living crisis and the national living wage will increase materially in April 2024.

"Therefore, we have taken the difficult yet ultimately beneficial step for the group to close several bars which are unprofitable."

It was further reported in April that another 12 bars were at risk of closure but these were not named. The closures of 12 bars have now been confirmed, with most scheduled to close at the end of August. However, the sites in Torquay and Southend on Sea will be closing this month.

An announcement on Revolution's website says: "We are sorry to say that we will be closing the doors on Torquay on or around 09/06/2024.

"We're going to be throwing the best parties and serving up the best food up until this time, come and join us for one last Pornstar Martini"

Here is the full list of locations and the dates they are estimated to close:

  • Blackpool - August 31

  • Chester - August 31

  • Edinburgh - August 31

  • Inverness - August 31

  • London Leadenhall - August 31

  • Loughborough - August 31

  • Manchester Deansgate Locks - August 31

  • Norwich - August 31

  • Nottingham Hockley - August 31

  • Southend on Sea - June 9

  • Torquay - June 9

  • Wigan - August 31