Potential licensees call time on pub

PUBLISHED: 13:43 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:22 31 May 2010

The Queen’s Head in Littlebury Picture: MICHAEL BOYTON

The Queen’s Head in Littlebury Picture: MICHAEL BOYTON

I AM writing to complain that Green King is killing the local pub in our village. They have put the rents up so high, that no one in their right mind can make money from the pub and if they dare, then they will receive rent hikes to penalise them. The Que

I AM writing to complain that Green King is killing the local pub in our village. They have put the rents up so high, that no one in their right mind can make money from the pub and if they dare, then they will receive rent hikes to penalise them.

The Queens Head in Littlebury has just lost another set of potential licensees who have pulled out at the eleventh hour as they were told they would need to pay for the roof to be fixed!

The pub is now closed and the business has been run down for very long time over the past few years with more people running it than they have sold hot dinners and managers who over winter did not have any heating as they didn't want to pay for it.

Green King if you can't own the pub in the right way then sell it off to someone who can and I just hope that the village has a pub for the future.

Perhaps Green King would like to comment as the pub has been closed for the past few days?

Bruce Bowen

Littlebury

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Saffron Walden Reporter