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    Default Are JDW abandoning Lloyds completely?

    I ask this for two reasons. The first is that the cover of the 2017 directory makes no mention of them at all. The second is that two new Lloyds outlets are now up for sale, the Milan Bar in Croydon and the Running Horses in St Helens. The directory still shows places as Lloyds in the main content but it's not accurate.
    My guess is that they will keep the ones that still attract enough young clubbers as well as daytime old gits but won't advertise them as being different. I can think of a few that they might still get rid of or convert to standard JDWs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I ask this for two reasons. The first is that the cover of the 2017 directory makes no mention of them at all. The second is that two new Lloyds outlets are now up for sale, the Milan Bar in Croydon and the Running Horses in St Helens. The directory still shows places as Lloyds in the main content but it's not accurate.
    My guess is that they will keep the ones that still attract enough young clubbers as well as daytime old gits but won't advertise them as being different. I can think of a few that they might still get rid of or convert to standard JDWs.
    Money is in the family market. Lloyds always seemed a bit of an aberration (Tim's mid-life crisis?).

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    Which is the shortest lived outlet?

    I'll start the bidding on this one, 6.5 years, but I know very well there are bound to be many shorter-lived examples.

    The Old Library

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Which is the shortest lived outlet?

    I'll start the bidding on this one, 6.5 years, but I know very well there are bound to be many shorter-lived examples.

    The Old Library
    Sadly they no longer show the date opened on the web site. Some time back in the 1990s they decided that all of their pubs had to do a similar food offering and they got rid of ones that couldn't. I would think that some of them from that purge can't have been around for long and included many of their early venues. The Auctioneer in Leyton opened in the early 80s (1982 or1983?) and was sold when they opened the Drum opposite (1986 or 1987?).

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    T he one in Chiswick was the 50th to open and Im sure it only lasted a few years. They seem to have closed 165 pubs which is a surprise to me.

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