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Poor Old Glynde

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On 20 Jan 2018 at 12:56pm Susie wrote:
What a shame, first Glynde loses its pub, then it is loosing its bus (125) - dying slowly it seems.
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On 20 Jan 2018 at 2:23pm Rory wrote:
Bizarre that such a well sited Pub can't make a profit. Spent many a happy hour there, sadly it was usually empty in the evenings. You would think a wealthy local could get something going...
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On 20 Jan 2018 at 2:56pm Staying in wrote:
And they have to suffer all the speeding drivers thrashing through the village. Prime spot for a speed camera down that hill.
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On 20 Jan 2018 at 11:04pm Maria Coldfeet wrote:
Glynde could easily have its pub back if they got someone decent in to run it. The recent people were a joke, trying to make it all poncey with 45s from the '80s as coasters and a Space Invaders table. That's why it shut down. Shameful. Every village should have a pub.
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 9:43am Not true wrote:
^That's simply bollox. Try looking at the lease details to see why this pub closed. Greedy landlords destroying communities again.
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 12:19pm Real reason wrote:
The building has major, very expensive subsidence issues (falling into railway cut, pretty much...) that the current owner of the Glynde estate cannot or will not address with his own money. Looking for someone else to take that on, one assumes...
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 12:31pm Maria Coldfeet wrote:
@Not true
Yes, greedy landlords are also to blame. And a good way for them to encourage a pub to close down is to get a bad team in to run it down.
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 3:07pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I really miss the Trevor. I used to love the walk over to Glynde followed by a good lunch and a few pints.
I'm quite appalled that the owner won't sort out the building so that it could attract a decent landlord. There's hardly a decent pub between Lewes and Alfriston now. The Ram has become dreadfully overpriced and the Lamb at Ripe was boarded up last time I went past.
Is the Rose Cottage any good these days?
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 3:12pm And thats a fact wrote:
Poor & Glynde do not go together in the same sentance and thats a fact
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 3:38pm bob wrote:
Maria your comment is rubbish!
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 3:42pm Me wrote:
Agreed bob. She is talking utter rot. Almost as she has personal problems with the previous tenants. It was a good pub and the owner destroyed them.
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 3:56pm Pedro wrote:
Rural pubs are shutting down all the time across the country, and have been doing so for the past decade or so due to numerous factors....meanwhile in other news, water is wet.
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 5:18pm Feline wrote:
ACT, the Rose Cottage was sold lat year to a couple who have now closed it and applied to turn it into a house. The rumour is that they planned to do this all along. We went once when they were still running it as a pub and wouldn't have gone back. Very sad.
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On 21 Jan 2018 at 10:12pm Susie wrote:
And that's a fact, there are (or were - the village is changing fast) quite a few poor people in Glynde.
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On 22 Jan 2018 at 12:25pm Local wrote:
The loss of the Trevor is really sad - it should work given its location and the station.
The Lamb at Ripe has been boarded up for years.
There's still the Cricketers at Berwick which is a nice pub, and the one near the station looks like it's been tarted up recently.
The Roebuck isn't a million miles away either, and there's the Yew Tree at Chalvington.
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On 22 Jan 2018 at 3:03pm Feudal system wrote:
The Trevor, like the Ram, is owned by Firle Estate who put all kinds of bonkers restrictions on any landlord and who want anyone taking over the Trevor to pay for renovations themselves. Given the building is falling apart and currently infested with rats, there's no chance of anyone wanting it so they'll leave it to fall down then chuck up some cheap housing they can rent at a hilarious rate to someone from London or hand out to someone beholden to the estate as they do most of their other property.

Firle, Glynde and Berwick are great examples of how the feudal system worked and whilst no doubt most of the land and property is held in trust to avoid paying any inheritance tax, with Lord Gage not getting any younger there is likely to be a bit of behind the scenes jockeying between the two older sons and the mother of the youngest one as to who gets what once he finally pops his doubtless very expensive clogs.
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On 22 Jan 2018 at 9:17pm Wat Tyler wrote:
Villagefolk of Glynde, rise up and cast off the shackles of the lord! Then will we have our beloved tavern once more.
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On 22 Jan 2018 at 10:09pm Dairyman wrote:
@Feudal system, the Trevor is owned by Glynde estates (the Hamdens), not Firle. Get your facts right.
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On 23 Jan 2018 at 4:19pm Jack Cade wrote:
Wat you're a tw@t. (My pub is now the Half Moon FFS)
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On 29 Jan 2018 at 12:25am Ms.Lolita wrote:
The Trevor shutting down has had a tangible negative effect on village life in Glynde.
Like many villages there is a plethora of committees, groups and grafters who make the village what it is and commit numerous hours to ensure there are events (some of which are historical) that take place and bring the community together. As a resident of Glynde my experience has been that many of these groups / events are born out of general chin wagging over a pint in the pub.
There's no doubt the last owners ran the place into the ground. It started well but went down hill after a year and limped along with kids running it to the point of its extinction. I doubt very much its in the interest of the estate to turn it into housing...I think they recognise its a valuable asset that potentially adds value to their housing stock. That being said a hereditary landlord looks at change in terms of generation.. so probably the only urgency is that of a building not earning revenue and an estate manger wanting to improve his figures.
The Trevor has a lot of potential but will always be a destination pub... there are too few drinking locals to support it alone. decent food, bands and events will put it back on the map....i just hope its soon.


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