Monday 12 September 2011 8.54am
Chaps, don't get your knickers in a knot...I don't actually have a hugely strong view about this - as you'll see from my original post. However I do think it is important for people to be aware of these things. Firstly, I moved here many many years ago when the pub itself was falling down and was full of squatters. It only recently reopened. I don't live right next door to it. As you will see from my original post, I think it is a lovely pub - a proper local, nice food, lovely welcoming atmosphere. It is what a proper local should be. I think the new owners have done a lovely job with what was a very sad derilict pub. My only question is why do they need extended opening and music every night? Village East
have a late licence but only a couple of nights a week. Fair enough. I just think we need to continue to strike a balance between being a fun, interesting place to live with nice bars and restaurants to going slightly too far the other way and becoming a couple of streets packed with bars and little else and vomit covered pavements!