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Bristol’s Queen Shilling Lounge Closes

One of Bristol’s recently relaunched gay venues, The Queen Shilling Lounge, has closed it’s doors as the venue has been sold to new owners.


On the venue’s Facebook group page, Paul Stoodley of Bendy Bars said ” My intention for the Queenshilling is to bring the venue back up to a reasonable standard creating a fresh vibrant early doors venue where again “atmosphere will always come as standard”. I intend to work in harmony with other gay business where possible and hope that we can network and build a stronger gay community in and around the city.”

Paul continued “With fifteen years experience working in the background at The Queen Shilling and other venues such as Vibes, Pineapple, Encore, Griffin and Flamingos providing services such as Sound and Lighting equipment, AV equipment , Themes, Foam and snow parties it seemed a natural progression to buy the venue after its recent troubled times. More recently I am flattered to have assisted the Flamingos team providing assistance with lighting and sound to both arenas of their amazing superclub. I look forward to building partnerships and working closely with other venues in and around the South West especially wishing OMG every success following there recent launch.”

Paul encourages people to contact him via Facebook to provide input into the venue’s new plans.