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February 22, 2024

Two pubs in Acton have closed this month one permanently with uncertainty continuing about the future of the other.

The Belvedere stopped trading on 3 February and the site was promptly cleared and the signage removed.

It is understood that the freehold with vacant possession of the pub site as well as the second floor which used to house a gym was being offered for £2.1 million plus VAT until recently. It has now been withdrawn from sale, but we have been unable to confirm if this is due to a buyer being found.

The pub opened at 106-112 Acton High Street in 2007 on the site of what had been the Cuckoo and Rainbow. It was popular with the Polish community and showed live sports on TV. It was part of the Stonegate Group of pubs which has recently been reported as having financial problems. We have contacted Stonegate for comment.

The Aeronaut pub next to the police station is also currently closed. Popular with younger customers, it offers live music and circus evenings but signs on the door say that it is shut ‘until we fly again’. It's web site says, "We are temporarily closed and will be back with you shortly!"

The Aeronaut is closed 'until we fly again'
The Aeronaut is closed 'until we fly again'

We have contacted the pub and the owner, the Laine Pub Company, to ask for an update on their plans but have not received a response. The Aeronaut is still listed on the Laine Pub Company’s web site.

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