ANOTHER night-time venue in Bournemouth town centre has closed its doors for good.

Revolution in Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth has announced its closure with immediate effect.

This follows recent enquiries made by the Daily Echo where Revolution Bournemouth proclaimed on April 22 the bar was not closing.

Bournemouth Echo: Revolution Bournemouth

The announcement made on April 30 said: “We have loved shaking your cocktails and throwing unmissable parties over the years, but as of today, we'll sadly be closing the doors of Revolution Bournemouth.

“We want to say a massive thank you for partying with us, it’s been incredible.”

Revolution Bars announced earlier this year that eight sites across country would be closing as it warned younger customers were feeling strained from the cost of living crisis.

The company said Revolution Bar sites in Beaconsfield, Derby, Reading, St Peters Liverpool and Wilmslow would close, and it was working to try to redeploy staff from these sites.

It said it would also close two Revolucion de Cuba sites in Sheffield and Southampton and the Playhouse in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

It came despite the company reporting its best Christmas trading period since 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, forcing bars across the country to close.

Chief executive Rob Pitcher previously said: “We have had the best festive trading period for four years with all of our brands recording positive like-for-like sales and Revolucion de Cuba being the standout performer.”

“However, our younger customers are still feeling the disproportionate effect of the cost-of-living crisis and the national living wage will increase materially in April 2024.

“Therefore, we have taken the difficult yet ultimately beneficial step for the group to close several bars which are unprofitable.”

He added: “Our teams do a terrific job in making guests welcome and giving them a great experience and again we have demonstrated that when our customer base can afford to do so, they are choosing to celebrate with us, and we have delivered record levels of guest satisfaction.

“This should bode well for the future.”

The closure comes after Bournemouth's Halo nightclub shut its doors after a decade last month. 

Club owner Ty Temel said the change of student culture, the external pressures of Brexit and cost of living crisis resulted in its closure.