The Grapes speak out on ‘missing’ Beatles memorabilia following fan uproar

Last week iconic Mathew Street pub The Grapes reopened after a major refurbishment.

The pub which dates back to the 1960s is known for its connections to the Beatles.

Last year it was repossessed from the licensee by its owners and it been closed ever since.

Upon taking control back of the pub, owners Star Pubs and Bars appointed Blind Tiger Inns to manage the iconic Mathew Street venue and restore it to its ‘former glory.’

However, while the majority of regulars are happy the pub has reopened with a brand new look, some Beatles fans are disappointed to see famous Beatles memorabilia missing.

Ian Doyle, of Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tours, told the ECHO that he believes the iconic bench has been removed along with memorabilia: “I must admit it needed doing, the toilets were terrible and it needed and update but the Beatles fans are saying that yet another piece of Beatles history are gone.”

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