Pub Closures Meeting - 28 July

Friday 25 July 2014

There is a meeting at the Eldon Arms this coming Monday (28th) at 8pm regarding the spate of closures/threats to Reading's pubs organised by Reading CAMRA. Open invite to anyone to come along - we need bodies, campaigners and people who can spare a bit of time to fight. The local CAMRA branch objecting will not be enough, we nearly all have full-time jobs and can't front out on our own.

There is a Maiden Over action group page on Facebook, please sign up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/667522626658772/

Please make an effort to attend - if your local isn't under threat now, it might well be in 18 months. See below for the closure list in the local CAMRA branch since 2007:

PubPlaceClosure
Year
StatusPub co
Queen ElizabethReading2007Housing approvedAdmiral
Thatchers ArmsNorth Street2008HouseUnknown
AbbeyReading2008RestaurantLaurel Inns
Northumberland ArmsReading2008ShopPunch
BeehiveUpper Basildon2008Housing approvedIndependent
Fox and HoundsFarley Hill2009HouseGK
County ArmsReading2009Boarded upGK
GranbyReading2009Planning app for Supermarket withdrawnUnknown
Kennet ArmsReading2009ShopEnterprise
OasisReading2009Converted to 'community space'GK
Orange HouseReading2009ShopUnknown
Royal OakShurlock Row2009HouseGK
LambTheale2009HouseNomura Bank - possibly pubco?
Redheads Wine BarTheale2009?Independent
StarCaversham2010Co-OpEnterprise
Brewery TapReading2010Empty. Various plans refused.Punch
CoopersReading2010To be redeveloped as part of arcadeProperty company Brook Henderson
Kings TavernReading2010ShopAdmiral
Riverside RestaurantReading2010IndianHall & Woodhouse
Bird in HandTilehurst2010Boarded upEnterprise
RestorationTilehurst2010Boarded upUnknown
Rising SunBurghfield2011SupermarketEnterprise
3BsReading2011Wound down by RBCRBC
WestsideReading2011TescoGK
Seven StarsKnowl Hill2012Housing approvedBrakspear
DogmaReading2012Now a nightclubUnknown
Wellington ArmsReading2012Boarded upEnterprise
Woodley ArmsReading2012Boarded upGK
Dog & PartridgeRiseley2012Permission for housingEnterprise
Eastern PearlReading2013Boarded upUnknown
MaidensReading2013TescoGK
RoundheadReading2013Boarded upEnterprise
White HartWargrave2013RestaurantEnterprise
BantamBurghfield2014Arkells selling, will take any offerArkells
MurdochsCalcot2014Boarded upUnknown
Sawdys/Bridges etcCaversham2014Empty (again)Independent
Queen VictoriaHare Hatch2014Boarded upBrakspear
Hook & TackleReading2014Boarded upWas Barracuda
Royal OakShinfield2014Boarded upGreene King
HorncastleSoutchote2014Boarded upEnterprise
Red LionTheale2014Selling for housingPunch

Quinten Taylor

Vice Chair.
Beer scoring & GBG co-ordinator.
Reading & Mid Berks CAMRA