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The Rainbow Finally Closed? Again!

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On 9 Feb 2018 at 11:24am Country Life wrote:
All the lights off since last weekend, a handwritten note on the door saying that they would open on Wednesday gone, plus waiting staff turning up for their shifts and, um waiting outside looking through the windows before leaving.
A shame!
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 12:02pm Wendy wrote:
Oh no thatís a shame. Hadnít even got round to going yet (so Iím part of the problem I suppose).
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 12:47pm Judy wrote:
Somewhere over the rainbow, there'll be a pub that can actually sustain a living.
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 3:02pm Shame wrote:
Just checked and the same note is on the door, shame as they were advertising live music tonight on Barcombe face book community group page.
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 4:34pm Live music.............. wrote:
Mozart Requiem in D minor - in the car park with comb and spoons. RIP another Sussex pub
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 4:56pm Use it or lose it wrote:
They don't close profitable pubs. Use it or lose it
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 9:24pm Pearlie wrote:
Make it worth using and we probably will.
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On 9 Feb 2018 at 11:03pm Local wrote:
So you've recently moved to near it? Big deal.
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On 10 Feb 2018 at 9:21am Guy Spencer wrote:
@Local, ironically I have actually moved to near it and even though it isn't a big deal it would have been nice to have it open as I would have used it.
There will be a reason for the couple who ran it to have closed up but I'm not going to pry, I wish them both well as they were very welcoming. I hope someone else will come along, take the place on and make it as prosperous as I believe it has been in the past.
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On 10 Feb 2018 at 11:54am Pub Supporter wrote:
A real shame if it has closed again. They were nice people who tried hard but the odds were stacked against them. Pubs are high overhead businesses, a fact that was not helped by the unreasonable and unjustified rent being asked by the owner (over £50K per annum). Plus they had to employ a chef which further increased the costs (pubs where the owners work the kitchen and bar themselves are much more likely to succeed). Pubs are an important part of our communities and culture and in my opinion deserve special support from government / councils (e.g. with business rates) to help them survive in these tough times
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On 10 Feb 2018 at 12:38pm Drop the rates wrote:
and the owners will increase the rents - simple UK economics. One thing villages could do - apart from buying a pub themselves - is run a minibus service so the drinkers don't have to drive.


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