Pub refutes closure rumours

A pub company has vowed to keep the King Alfred’s Head in Wantage open amid ongoing discussions with the landlord.

Punch Taverns told the Oxford Mail it was committed to the Market Place pub despite rumours it was to close. A Facebook page statement said the pub, which features in this year’s Campaign for Real Ale Good Beer Guide would close on Thursday, March 8.

But a Punch Taverns spokesman said: “We are in discussions with the landlord about the future of the pub.

“However we are committed to keeping the pub open and trading.”

Landlord Tim Weekes was not available for comment.

Neil Crook, chairman of White Horse CAMRA, said: “With more than 16 pubs closing down each week nationally, CAMRA is very concerned about the negative effect the high beer prices and rent being charged by large pub companies to landlords is having in these straitened economic times.”

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:05pm Wed 29 Feb 12

Madi50n says...

So the posting on Facebook for Grove and Wantage selling tickets at £30 a pop for the closing night is not true?
So the posting on Facebook for Grove and Wantage selling tickets at £30 a pop for the closing night is not true? Madi50n

11:17pm Wed 29 Feb 12

Bogdan The MeerKat says...

"Pub refutes closure rumours" is really a coded message that means they are entering into negotiations with a major super market chain.
"Pub refutes closure rumours" is really a coded message that means they are entering into negotiations with a major super market chain. Bogdan The MeerKat

6:50pm Fri 2 Mar 12

0000 boy says...

Only a matter of time before this happened with the over priced beer.
Only a matter of time before this happened with the over priced beer. 0000 boy

10:34am Sun 4 Mar 12

HAH says...

I'm very sad to see The Alfie's go,and know that the Landlord has tried his hardest to make it a going concern at a loss may say,and as to 0000boy's statement that the beers were over priced is exactly why Tim has called time.
I'm very sad to see The Alfie's go,and know that the Landlord has tried his hardest to make it a going concern at a loss may say,and as to 0000boy's statement that the beers were over priced is exactly why Tim has called time. HAH

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree