Cleethorpes Pier could be given a new name
NEW year, new pier.
The iconic Cleethorpes Pier could get a new name as it moves away from its nightclub days and towards becoming an all-round entertainment venue.
Owner Alistair Clugston has confirmed that the business is on course for a roaring summer after a successful Christmas period.
While the nightclub part is closed through January, Mr Clugston wanted to reassure customers that Tides Bar and Restaurant – previously known as the front bar – is still very much open. It is serving food in the day and is still open late at weekends and on Wednesdays for the Bags Ball. And it has been so popular that another member of staff has been taken on.
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The idea behind renaming the venue – although the front would still be called Tides – is to shake off any negative associations remaining from days gone by.
Under-21s are currently not allowed in due to a licensing condition, however, it has been confirmed that the licensing authority has agreed that 18 to 21-year-olds will be allowed to enter for ticketed events – and there are plenty planned.
This year's events calendar kicks off with a charity boxing match on Sunday, January 29, in memory of Baby Ethan George Hopson, pictured – the six-month-old baby who died at Sheffield Children's Hospital on December 22 – with proceeds going to his mum Karly's chosen charity.
There are also three tribute acts in February – Michael Buble on Friday 10, Hearts Of Glass (Blondie) on Friday 17 and Pink on Friday 24.
There is also one of the area's biggest student nights, called Bubblegum – primarily for 18 to 21-year-olds – on Thursday, February 23.
The venue will even host comedy, wrestling and zumba this year.
Mr Clugston said: "We have stuck with our intentions and now word is spreading and people's opinions are beginning to change.
"Everyone gives us good feedback and the relevant authorities are 100 per cent behind us.
"Our plans are coming to fruition and this will be the premier entertainment venue that we had hoped, for everyone to use – not just a nightclub."
Get in touch
Contact The Pier on 01472 694070 for more information on events or to book tickets.