New family pub The Treddy rises from the ashes of Golden Heart
A FRESH start, a clean slate and a brand new family boozer.
That's the thinking behind The Treddy, the pub that has risen out of the ashes of The Golden Heart in Tredworth, which closed down under a cloud after police found Class A and B drugs there almost two years ago.
But all that is firmly in the past now as the neglected watering hole gets a new lease of life under incoming landlady Kerri Lewis.
She's an experienced publican, having run pubs and bars around Gloucester for the past eight years, and said she wants to restore the inn to the heart of the community.
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It opened on Friday night.
"We had a really good response, people were just so pleased to have their pub back," she said.
"We're just trying to create a family friendly establishment for everyone to enjoy.
"It's a new start for the pub, I'm not interested in what happened before and it was nothing to do with me, we just want to put it back in the community and that's what people seem to want."
The pub trade has been an uncertain industry in recent years with traditional boozers struggling against the smoking ban and ever-decreasing supermarket beer prices.
But Kerri is optimistic it will work.
"We want it to be really family friendly, we're doing bingo, karaoke, Sunday roast, so it's somewhere everyone can come," she said.
Guest ales will soon be on tap too, as will a food menu.
The new name is a simple reflection of the pub's environs - but it's raised a few eyebrows.
Tony Ward, vice chairman of Tredworth Estate Tenants and Residents Association (TETRA), said: "People aren't so sure about the new name.
"But it is definitely good news that the pub has reopened, it was always very popular."
Jason Beale, from Tredworth, used to drink in the Golden Heart. He said: "I'm delighted there is a pub open here again, I don't care what the name is. It all looks really nice and I think it's really good news for the community."
Another former regular Ryan Simpson, from Barton, said: "I would have preferred it if it stayed as the Golden Heart to be honest, but I guess the new owners may have been a bit worried about the reputation because of what happened before. You see pubs closing all over the place so this has to be great news for Tredworth. I'm sure the shops in the high street will do well too because of the people going in and out of the pub."