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Indie rockers The Libertines re-open their bar The Waste Land at the Albion Rooms in Cliftonville

Indie rockers The Libertines have re-opened their bar after the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The doors to The Waste Land in Cliftonville, Margate, opened again on Thursday, months after being closed due to the pandemic.

The Waste Land bar at the Albion Rooms has re-opened. Picture: Instagram/The Libertines
The Waste Land bar at the Albion Rooms has re-opened. Picture: Instagram/The Libertines

The bar at The Albion Rooms in Eastern Esplanade launched in August after the first phase of renovations at the building, carried out by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat.

The pair spent more than £450,000 to purchase the five-storey town house on Cliftonville seafront and are converting it into a 10-bedroom hotel.

In a post on their Instagram page, the rockers said: "After the longest 116 days ever, we are very pleased to announce that The Waste Land, both bar and kitchen, will finally be open again.

"We are running in line with all government health regulations and very much look forward to welcoming you again."

The Waste Land, named after the poem by T.S Eliot, was launched as a place for international and local artists to perform poetry, live music and exhibit art.

The Albion Rooms in Margate. Picture: Albion Rooms/Instagram
The Albion Rooms in Margate. Picture: Albion Rooms/Instagram

It is open from 3pm to 11pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 1pm to midnight on Saturdays, and 1pm to 11pm on Sundays.

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