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It was bought by Amber Tav- erns. In an exclusive interview with the Wellington News, joint managing director Bryan


need for anyone to be left out! There are sweets suitable for every occasion, most popu- larly they have catered for wed- dings, birthdays, graduations and christenings, and are there to help you celebrate the events of the year from Mothering/ Fathering Sundays to Christ- mas, and with Easter coming up they’re sure to please.

Wardman said: “It was good to be able to re-open such an historic pub which has obviously been at the heart of Wellington for so many years. “We were more than hap- py for it to revert to the name that it had historically been known as, having being re- named Rasputins for some inexplicable reason by the previous owners!

“The Raven, following a sympathetic and in-depth refit will now serve as a com-

munty pub for the town. We show Sky Sports in all our pubs and will do so in The Ravern. “We will always have three real ales on, which will change every so-often, we are not tied to any brewery so will be ab le to help promote local brewers.”

As part of the concept of it being a community pub, Amber Tavern has decided that The Raven will not serve food.

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Monster Beds got off to a fantastic start at their open- ing last month. For within minutes of the company having their specially re- furbished New Street, Wel- lington, premises officially opened by Mayor of Welling- ton councillor Lesley Street, the shop was thronging with customers looking for bar- gain beds.

Mayor Lesley Street said: “This is a fantastic new busi- ness. There hasn’t been a business like this in the very centre of Wellington for many, many years. It’s good to welcome Monster Beds to New Street. They are to be congratulated for opening in Wellington and showing their commitment to the town.”

In an interview with the

Wellington News, a spokes- man said: “Wellington is a thriving, up-and-coming market town. We moved

from our former out-of-town warehouse premises as we had outgrown that business model. Deliveries are now handled direct from the bed makers, thus freeing up our need to have a large ware- house.”

He added: “Besides, there seems to be some- thing of a resurgence in High Street retailers, out of town trading estates are falling out of favour. People like to be

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able to pop into their own town to check things out for themselves.” When asked about how other bed retailers in Welling- ton should view a new bed shop, he responded:


coming into Wellington is a good thing! If we can make Wellington the ‘go to town’ in the area for good quality beds at sensible prices, then everyone wins, customers and all the bed shops, too!”


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