Fans meeting at Maltsters - our first official pub

By Ian Golden | 13/02/2014

ADDED NEWS - The Supporters Club will hold a fans meeting at The Maltsters Arms in Maesteg on Wednesday 26th February at 7pm. All supporters are welcome whether they are Supporters Club members or not.



South Wales Scorpions are pleased to announce that The Maltsters Arms on Commercial Street in Maesteg will the club’s official pub for at least the next three years.

The club’s Partnerships Manager Stuart Hogg today completed the deal that will see the pub’s name on a board at the ground as well as an advertisement on the club website.

The pub will in turn sell tickets for Scorpions games, copies of the new monthly magazine, will have posters and memorabilia inside both bars, and will be the place to go to watch First Utility Super League broadcasts which will be shown on the big screens every Thursday night.

The Maltsters Arms was first mentioned in the early 1840s when it was used as a coach house and evidence of this can still be seen today.  It was granted its first full liquor licence in 1895.

The pub closed for a short period of time in 1980 but re-opened in 1984 and is one of the few remaining pubs in the valley with its portico still remaining with solid cast iron pillars.

It then underwent an extensive refurbishment between 2006 and 2007 giving it a new lease of life and it is now the town’s premier sports bar.

Stuart Hogg, Scorpions’ Partnerships Manager said: “This is the first time that the Scorpions have had an official bar and we’re delighted that Maesteg’s number one sports bar is now taking up that mantle.

“The Maltsters Arms will surely be a popular place to go for a pre-match drink especially in the summer months with its outside balcony and stunning views over the Llynfi Valley. We’d like to thank them for their support.

“They are just one of a number of local businesses who are willing to show support for the Scorpions, a new venture in the area, and we’re delighted that they’ve signed up with us for three years. We hope the partnership goes long into the future.”

Landlord of the Maltsters Arms, Lee Walters, said: “As Maesteg’s number one pub to watch all sports, we are delighted to welcome South Wales Scorpions to Maesteg and are equally delighted to be their official pub for the next three years.

“The Scorpions stand up for what we believe in sport, giving Welshmen a chance to compete a high level of competition and we wish them all the best for the 2014 season. We now can’t wait for Sunday 2nd March for the first game and we will be delighted to see Scorpions and Oldham fans in The Maltsters Arms before and after the game.”

South Wales Scorpions season tickets start at just £5 for juniors and go up to £70 for adults, and can be bought by going to Match tickets for their first game of the season when they entertain Oldham Roughyeds on Sunday 2nd March, can also be bought.

Below is a location map of the pub, ground and railway station (for when games are played on Saturdays).

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