A well-known Derby pub which has hosted acts such as Kasabian, Snow Patrol, The Damned and Biffy Clyro has been sold.
The Victoria Inn, located close to Derby Midland Station, has been closed for over a year, having last welcomed customers in early 2019.
It is now under new ownership now that the Midland Place venue has been sold by owner Admiral Taverns.
According to commercial property agent Everard Cole, the pub has been purchased by an East Midlands-based entrepreneur for more than £250,000.
In its pomp, the pub, locally known as the Vic, was a a key part of Derby’s live music scene, playing host to a number of signed and unsigned bands.
In some cases, it hosted acts long before they found fame, including the likes of The Libertines, Snow Patrol and David Gray as well as the aforementioned Kasabian and Biffy Clyro.
Punk legends The Damned have played the Vic, as have Mick Jones, formerly of The Clash, and 80s Two Tone ska revival band The Beat.
Former landlord Micky Sheehan, who ran the Vic at its height of its renown, said: “My 13 years there will be fondly remembered. I’m currently working on a book about Derby’s music and club scene from the 80s, 90s and 2000s.”
The pub has three main areas, a tap room, a lounge with an open fire, and a music venue to the rear, which was refurbished and turned into a function room in 2016.
It has a fully equipped galley kitchen and a paved, outdoor seating and smoking area at the back of the building.
Upstairs, the private accommodation consists of three large bedrooms, a living room and an office.
Derbyshire Live is trying to contact the new owner to find out what is planned for the pub.