On 22 Oct 2017 at 11:01am Trev wrote:
Anyone know what is happening on this ex pub. Used to be a have to do walk from Lewes. It must take great skill to ruin a pub like that, owner's wishes I suppose.
On 22 Oct 2017 at 11:57am Lewes born and bread wrote:
Get some decent ales and good food and the word will soon spread....good, home cooked food.
Then get the natives back onside...look after the locals aa they're your bread and butter.
Set up a darts and pool team (possibly a football team) and that'll be mid week taken care of.
Throw in a couple of quiz nights, maybe a raffle and add lots of hard work.
Always fancied running a pub but i'd be an alcoholic within 6 months.
On 22 Oct 2017 at 1:27pm Rovert wrote:
The guys who have now won awards at The Roebuck looked at it years ago - but I heard the the lease was very expensive and the building is in need of tons of money spent. Canít see who would ever take it on now. Sadly, racing favourite is years of descent to dereliction then demolishing then houses - itís a big plot and of course right on the London line.
On 22 Oct 2017 at 2:22pm Dead Trevor wrote:
How long has he been dead ?
On 22 Oct 2017 at 3:26pm The Dead Red Lion wrote:
At Magham Down is a good example of converting a pub to housing.
On 22 Oct 2017 at 7:20pm Vegan wrote:
So if you're anti hunt, you're also vegan or shut up basically.
On 22 Oct 2017 at 7:28pm Regan........... (Jack) wrote:
SHUT IT - wrong thread you div.
On 23 Oct 2017 at 10:22am The Greek wrote:
I heard it was something to do about a dispute with the owners (Glynde Estate) as to who should pay for maintenance? Rich landowners screwing us over again...
On 23 Oct 2017 at 11:41am Nope wrote:
It's owned by Firle estate, not Glynde. The building is riddled with rot and the cellar is by all accounts not infested with rats. Firle estate want any prospective tenant to pay to fix it up, nobody is crazy enough to do so. It'll sit empty until it falls down and they chuck some houses up where it stood.
On 23 Oct 2017 at 11:59am Not infested wrote:
That's good then. Why not appeal to Firle estate to do the decent thing - demolish and build social housing. Or maybe Glyndebourne would do the same, buying it off Firle and working with a Housing Assn. - better for the area than their virtue signalling wind turbine.
On 23 Oct 2017 at 5:18pm dairyman wrote:
@Nope, wrong, I'm afraid. Glynde estates own it, not Firle. The part about the amount of work needed is nearer the mark, the estate requiring that any new Tennant's pay for repairs. I don't think it will open again...
On 23 Oct 2017 at 5:20pm dairyman wrote:
Sorry, tenants, not Tennant's. Auto correct....
On 25 Oct 2017 at 7:25am Observer wrote:
I think it's absolutely crazy. I realise pubs are closing all around the country, but the ones that do it right are thriving.
Given its location - right next to a rail link to London and Brighton and in the middle of the South Downs - surely someone could turn this into a top notch pub/restaurant/boutique hotel with excellent food, a great range of ales & some rooms upstairs? Given that it has different sections you could keep one as a drinkers' room/pub to keep everyone happy.
On 22 Feb 2018 at 11:37am What the? wrote:
Any news on this? gagging for a pint...