The Anonymous Widower

How to Run a Pub

My late wife and I used to eat regularly in the Beehive at Horringer, near to Bury St. Edmunds.  I always remember Gary being one of the first landlords who took down his cigarette machine and banned smoking, a few years before it became mandatory.  But it was also a pub that had a good food offering, excellent wine and if you drank it, the beer was as it should be.

But over the last few years, I have had one problem with the pub.  As it was a tied Greene King pub, the cider offering was undrinkable.

But they have now decided to remedy that!

They are moving to the White Horse at Whepstead. And the cyder will be Aspalls. No-one should be allowed to die without having a pint of that first!

Now the Kingshotts must have done more than a lot right, as they have run the Beehive for more years than I have been in this part of Suffolk, but it never amazes me how some people think they know better.

I’ve just heard of a story in another part of the country, where someone with little experience of the licenced trade has taken over the village pub.  The first thing they have done is annoy all of the locals, some of whom have drunk in the hostelry for many years.  That attitude will see the For Sale or To Let sign up again in the coming months.

But I shall be trying out the Kingshott’s new pub in Whepstead.

September 25, 2009 - Posted by | Food, Transport |

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