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    I know of three pubs that Tesco have closed down or demolished and also one that Asda have pulled down and this is just in my local area.
    I wondered if this is happening across the country.

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    Yes that is happening to a pub near me in Bristol.

    Tesco have planning permission to turn what was the beer garden on the Friendship Inn into a car park - but the council are being stubborn and refusing permission for signage and a cash machine.

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    Not round here, but maybe it would be a blessing to have a Tesco etc in their place for some pubs?

    In my area there is a council [or is that "social housing"?] estate where the grotty pub is now closed, I would think the residents would be more than happy for a Tesco with lower grocery prices & no travel costs, to replace it

    Not all pubs /shops / local butchers etc are Heaven sent and a drinker's /shopper's paradise, some are the pits and deserve to fail

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    If you look on pubs galore i have reviewed the Windsor Castle in Carlton Tesco want to pull this smart pub down to make a bigger car park.
    They also pulled the Cow down in Beeston which was a very old pub and they converted the White Cow in Ilkeston into a tesco express.
    I appreciate that some rubbish pubs are probably better closed,but i always think if its still standing a decent landlord might bring in a decent crowd of customers and bring the pub back up to a decent level or am i living in hope.

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    The Joker in Hamstead (B'ham) has just been converted to a Tesco Express and a pub in Aldridge was closed due to the kids drinking the beer, fortunately, they havent sufferes as the knocked it down and opened a Tesco on the same spot, selling the same kids, cheaper booze - you can't make it up, can you?
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    The Champion Jockey in Donnington(Telford) is now a Netto
    The Thomas Telford in Leegomery is now a whole row of shops
    On a slightly different tack the Shropshire Lad in Malinslee was demolished to make way for a medical centre
    The Charlton in Oakengates was demolished for a Vets
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup Dragon View Post
    The Joker in Hamstead (B'ham) has just been converted to a Tesco Express and a pub in Aldridge was closed due to the kids drinking the beer, fortunately, they havent sufferes as the knocked it down and opened a Tesco on the same spot, selling the same kids, cheaper booze - you can't make it up, can you?
    The Joker is one of the few pubs in that area that I know of, its not to far from the sis-in-laws. Saying it had a bad name would be an understatement,.

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    I suppose the worse a pub is failing, the easier it would be for a supermarket to buy them out for 'redevelopment'. Many such pubs need to try quite a lot harder to justify existence, but any that are healthy community pubs should be awarded protection from the planners.

    Rose&Crown, Crown Point, is surrounded by hoardings and allegedly due to become a(nother) Tesco Express. The area already has a convenience store a few yards down the road and 3 Supermarkets (incl Tesco Express at what used to be Jack Stamps) 2 bus stops away in W.Norwood. I've written to jdw asking them whether they had looked at the property - the area is desperate for a decent real ale outlet.

    I find these 'Express' & 'Local' stores pretty awful - the choice is usually poor, though I'm lucky to have a pretty good local corner shop down the road.

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    Thanks Trainman for the update on the increasingly dire prospects for drinking in West Norwood. I imagine The Hope is still the best bet. The Tesco/Jack Stamp used to be a decent Allied Breweries (Ind Coope) pub called The Thurlow Arms when I lived there.

    We've lost the Toby Jug at the Tolworth roundabout on the A3, and I gather Tesco want to open a supermarket on its site, combined with the site of the now also demolished Government buildings there. With the Red Lion also gone, there is now no pub in Tolworth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex_Rattus View Post
    I imagine The Hope is still the best bet. The Tesco/Jack Stamp used to be a decent Allied Breweries (Ind Coope) pub called The Thurlow Arms when I lived there.
    Yes, though I only pop in occasionally, Youngs & all that, though they did have a Titanic guest earlier in the year - Iceberg, I think, at reduced price.
    Thurlow had a poor reputation (dodgy clientele) before it closed, Jack Stamps had a jdw-style customer base, but was cheap & ok, I thought.

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    , there is now no pub in ....
    A grim start to a sentence for any village/town/district...

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