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The Long Room

 
 
On 18 Jul 2006 at 3:43pm Tom Whelton wrote:
The Long Room is closing. Does anyone have any more information as to why ( I always found it busy )
 
 
On 18 Jul 2006 at 10:46pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
My fault, probably.
 
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On 19 Jul 2006 at 5:17am Promised my wife I wouldnt. wrote:
Cracking ego, Grommit. Ta-ra!
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 9:35am Avidfan wrote:
Nick, try and keep the same name. Man who sells beer, beer type man, man who throws a hissy fit at the drop of a hat. Just pick one and stick with it.
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 9:46am Tom Whelton wrote:
Is this forum full of mental cases? Why is the long room closing, that's all I want to know.
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 9:49am Maddie wrote:
Hey you lot - are you picking a fight just for the sake of it? I've been to the Long Room a couple of times and I always found the food there great. I think it's a real shame... as a relative newcomer I'm quite surprised that Lewes has little to offer in the way of non-chain, non-Italian restaurants. Not that there's anything wrong with Italian, but a bit of variety wouldn't go amiss.
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 9:49am Maddie wrote:
Hey you lot - are you picking a fight just for the sake of it? I've been to the Long Room a couple of times and I always found the food there great. I think it's a real shame... as a relative newcomer I'm quite surprised that Lewes has little to offer in the way of non-chain, non-Italian restaurants. Not that there's anything wrong with Italian, but a bit of variety wouldn't go amiss.
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 9:52am Maddie wrote:
Oops, got a bit repetitive with the 'send' button there...
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 11:44am ? wrote:
gone bust bank took over and shut it
 
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On 19 Jul 2006 at 2:16pm Calie wrote:
Hi Tom thank you for your concern about the Long Room.
Further details about the closure will be availiable soon but in the meantime i would like to make a plea to some of the regualr contributers to this site.
I am sure that everyone who writes on this forum will understand that a lot of people have lost thier jobs because of circumstances beyond anyones control.
I know that this forum can be a site of heathly banter etc but i really hope you will realise that 30 people, with homes and families have been left devistated by this news.
Please try to remeber that Nick and his wife have a young child and what they need now is to left alone.
I really hope you will appreciate this is a difficult situation.
Tooth Fairy - i have used my real name because i do not want to hide behind anything here - i am being honest because i hope you will realise that it is rare to find a boss like Mr Luthi - who inspires such loyalty from his staff that they will put themselves up for (inevitable!) ridicule on this site.
Thanks
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 2:23pm CBS wrote:
Well said Calie. It's a sad loss to the town, but it's more to the people who relied on the Long Room for employment.
A real shame it didn't work out.
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 3:22pm Betty wrote:
Yes, well done Calie. Here's hoping the tooth fairy can keep his/her/its venom to itself for once. Unlikely as clearly sad individual who has nothing to do other than try and darken this site with comments he hopes will be picked up on by someone who thinks he is the funniest person alive and will offer him a contract to spread his warped wit on a broader level. Unfortunately, not in the least bit funny (ever) and shines through as one of life's bitterest. TF, get off your PC and introduce some joy into your life. The Long Room is gone - no need to transfer your anger.
 
 
On 19 Jul 2006 at 6:26pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
My my betty, you REALLY don't have anything better to do, DO YA!
 
 
On 20 Jul 2006 at 4:02pm Decafe Disaster wrote:
Another local trader squeezed out by the chains.The Elphicks Cafe was the best in town sad day.Best wishes to all the staff and the boss.
 
 
On 20 Jul 2006 at 5:04pm JACK CARTER wrote:
Nick will spring back!!! He'll be back with a Vengeance & inject much needed enthusiasm into the Lewes food scene. What the town really needs is for Mick & his team to be Publicans. Hell, someone needs to take on the Volly and make it the success it should be. Yeah, out with Princess Fiona & in with
Mick.
 
 
On 20 Jul 2006 at 11:07pm Nick Luthi wrote:
There you go Avid. Easy and I've often done it before. E-mail to boot.
Just thought I'd try and cloak myself in enigma asnd mystery just like you, darling.
Come on, we're all buggered here. Scarcely a hissyfit.
Give it up, mate
 
 
On 30 Jul 2006 at 2:10am lopster wrote:
any independant closing is a sad loss - rarely in Lewes during day for food so never experienced Long Room - sounds cool though - gather stopping smoking caused some grief? - too much goverment interference in our lives - lets start a ban on garlic breath, f@rting and BO too- still it does leave space for another boutique to open (or second hand bookshop or hairdresser or charity shop) certainly won't be a wet fish shop, butchers, greengrocer's (just lost one of those in Fisher Street too) or bakers - whatever happened to the Model shop? - that really is a tragic loss - unique shop - totally under-supported - nothing better than a bit of Warhammer Airfix soldier painting, RC car driving or model making for the disenfranchised youth of today, only wants a bit of support encouragement from Dad
 
 
On 30 Jul 2006 at 9:38pm me wrote:
Model shops have generally declined because they are not allowed by law to supply craft tools / glues to anyone under the age of eighteen, thus kids can't get into it at an early age. Gotta love the state
 
 
On 22 Aug 2006 at 5:30pm Peter Buxton wrote:
Hi,
Great restaurant,food,atmosphere,music,and staff.
Something odd as it was always buzzing-----have you heard anything?
PeterBuxton
 
 
On 23 Aug 2006 at 11:07pm Nick wrote:
Cheers for all the nice comments.
No conspiracy here however.
The refit cost a fortune.
And eventually the bank got bored.
So despite Lewes' undoubted and fantastic support, I think we probably spent too much on the loos.
 
 
On 8 Sep 2006 at 3:15pm Peter & Collette wrote:
We were so sad to see The Long Room closed. It was just just the perfect combination of relaxed ambience, not too formal and equally good for a "posh" dinner or a family lunch with the kids - we'll really miss the fantastic terrace with the play area. Great food, reasonably priced, lovely staff. You had the perfect restaurant for all ages and tastes - a model local restaurant for Lewes. You know that one of the chains is going to get it!!! Nick, thank you for The Long Room; whatever will we do without it...


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