Pub’s aim to be premier music venue ‘on track’

Duncan Tuhey outside the Prince of Wales live music venue in Sudbury ANL-161115-160112001
Duncan Tuhey outside the Prince of Wales live music venue in Sudbury ANL-161115-160112001

A popular Suffolk pub says it is fast achieving its aim of becoming one of the best known venues for live music in the East of England.

Last year the Prince of Wales in Sudbury invested more than £60,000 to make the premises suitable for live music. Since that time the venue has attracted more than 10,000 people to its live events.

The investment included state-of-the art concert level sound and lighting equipment, a purpose built stage and structural changes to open up the premises. The structural changes means the venue now has a capacity of 200.

Duncan Tuhey, landlord at the Prince of Wales, said: “When we decided to invest thousands of pounds our aim was to become one of the best known venues for live music in the East of England, and we are certainly moving in that direction.

“Since we launched our live music venture last year we have easily had more than 10,000 people attend our events. Not only are local people coming out to enjoy the bands, we are also attracting people from places like Colchester, Felixstowe, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. We have a full programme of live music events booked into the New Year and we are confident our reputation will continue to grow.”

As well as live music on Fridays and Saturdays, the Prince of Wales is now considering introducing other music based events during the week such as themed nights and open mic nights. It will also be staging nights to raise money for local good causes in 2017.

To find out more about the Prince of Wales go to www.theprinceofwalessudbury.co.uk