Cheekies Bar in Swindon announces sudden closure as alcohol prices rise

Cheekies Bar on Fleet Street has closed ‘for good’ and managers have revealed this was due to rising prices, including the price of alcohol.

Formerly Groves Company Inn, Cheekies took over the property in July 2021. Managers described the closure as a “tough decision.”

But a new bar will move into premises on Fleet Street and hold a grand opening next Thursday, according to a Facebook post.

The new bar and nightclub will be known as Remix Bar and promises nightclubbing on Friday and Saturday nights as well as a ‘comfortable and friendly atmosphere’ throughout the week ‘with great pub-style entertainment’ .

In a statement, Cheekies Swindon management said: “Cheekies Swindon has had to close its doors permanently.

“With the prices of everything (including alcohol) rising, we have made the difficult decision to close.

“The staff have been informed and the owner and management wish them the best for the future with what they choose to do.

“I want to say a big thank you to our customers for the time we have been here and we wish you all the best.”

The Remix Bar Facebook post said, “Composed of a Friday and Saturday night with Clubbing and Dj Joe Theo mixed with pool tables, football tables, darts, UV lighting and amazing sweet infused cocktails and a entire section where you can sit and chat with your mates without blowing your ears out with great packages on offer until 2am!

“During the week we will have all our tables open to play as you wish as well as a jukebox on the wall for you to control the music.

“We have decided to also continue the diaper night for under 18s which will take place every other Wednesday, so keep an eye out for information on this coming soon!

“We will also be working hard to provide you with an incredible sporting setting in the lead up to the World Cup this year with several projectors and screens being added to the venue.

“We really can’t wait to see you all and we’ll be sharing so much of our progress over the next week on what’s going on inside Remix.”

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