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Newcastle bar gets ready to rock again

09 Jun 2015

Legendary Newcastle rock bar Trillians has been given a new lease of life, creating 12 new jobs with the help of Hay & Kilner Solicitors.

Trillians Bar, located on Princess Square, has been a stalwart of the Newcastle live music scene for over 30 years. It came as a great shock to many of its punters when it was suddenly closed in November 2013 due to parent company, The Bramwell Pub Company going into administration. It was taken over for a short period in 2014 but sadly closed again leaving rock fans devastated at the loss of the renowned bar for a second time.

Trillians sound engineer of 23 years Dave Hills, and former long-time customer Barbara Blair, saw how important the venue was to their fellow rock fans, some of whom had been left in tears by the closure. The pair decided on a new beginning and to bring the bar back to its former glory. The venue has been refurbished and is set to swing open its doors to rock goers on Friday 12 June.

Barbara Blair, a former IT Consultant commented:

Dave and I are huge supporters of Trillians having worked and socialised at the bar for over 30 years. As we are part of the rock community here in Newcastle, we know how important it is to get the venue back up and running. We have been overwhelmed by the support from friends, family and customers – we have had people volunteering every day to help out with tidying and cleaning the place through to upholsterers, plumbers and electricians volunteering their time for free. The ex-manager has also helped with some of the more technical bits! We will be reopening on Friday 12 June and look forward to seeing all of our friends at the launch party.”


Barbara Blair Dave Hills RFW

Richard Freeman-Wallace, commercial property partner at Hay & Kilner, played a key role in negotiating and finalising the new lease agreement. He commented:

“Barbara & Dave have been a pleasure to work with. I am absolutely delighted for them and to have played a part in the reopening of this iconic music venue in Newcastle. We wish Barbara & Dave every success.”

Hay & Kilner boasts one of the most experienced and prolific commercial property teams in the region, with Paul Taylor and Nicola Tiffen serving as partners in the division alongside Richard Freeman-Wallace.

Richard Freeman-Wallace handles all aspects of commercial property work and is regularly involved in acquisitions for investment and operational purposes for a range of clients including property developers, builders and business clients.