Countdown for British Pubs
The Royal Oak, Findsbury
The ONLY reason this pub is under threat is because it was sold quietly by a pubco that has never invested in it and, NO DOUBT, taken enormous profits out of the businesses of several tied tenants they've serially ripped off and then flogged it to a developer they told could make easy money out of it by knocking it down and building homes. This is happening everywhere, it is a private equity assault on Britain's heritage, traditions, culture and our very sense of place. Pubco's are damaging society.
Helen Fospero explains very nicely how it happens in this short clip above from Countdown yesterday (4 February 2016)
The pubs Helen mentions there without name are the Chequer Inn, Ash and the Red Lion, Wingham.
There is no doubt the Royal Oak will thrive as a pub in the right hands, well stocked, well run and selling ales and providing amenities and facilities that are relevant to the local population.
If you care about people, pubs and places, then sign Joe O'Donnell's petition and get behind his campaign! http://chn.ge/1PojXHW