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    I am a journalist and am writing a feature this week on pub closures. The aim is to highlight the difficulties pub owners face ahead of the budget later this month. We may also do an online petition against the potential rise of beer duty.

    As part of the feature, I am looking to find the names of pubs that have had to close so far this year.

    I would really appreciate anyone writing here if they know of pubs that have had to shut down. If you know of the date they shut and their address that would be great as well.

    Look forward to hearing from you all.

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    I don't know of any that have actually shut this year yet but the Oakdale Arms in Haringey (283 Hermitage Road, N4 1NP), will be closing its doors for good on March 19th. I will be paying it a visit for the first and no doubt last time on Wednesday before the Spurs v Milan match!

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    Hi Roger. Do you know why it's closing and what's going to happen to it?

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    Not sure why but it has had a good reputation for its beers in recent years and is widelay regarded as one of the better, if not the best, pub in the area. I understand it will be demolished and flats built in its place. Mr Real Estate wins again!

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    These 3 have all closed in the last month or so ,http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32697/ , http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32713/ , http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/67942/ all in the same small area of Telford , the Cross Keys and Summerhouse were both pretty rough places .

    This one is closed to http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32694/ probally due to the position in town and the Landlords refusal to sell Real Ale when all but one(an irish bar) of the other pubs in town sell it

    This one closed down http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32693/ when the landlord did a runner just after new year but is now reopen

    On a brighter note in the last 6 months or so several pubs have been reopened that have been closed for 3/4 years
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    This one closed Jan 2011

    Formal notice on doors about non forced entry to repossess by Eneterprise Inns and lease cancelled

    Rumour is financial troubles, no idea if it may rise again

    Shame is was one of my favourites around the Dockyard, a real touch of old fashioned honesty about the place
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    One in Reading:

    Wellington Arms
    http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/1793/

    Never a particularly brilliant place by any means and stiff local competition has seen off another licensee.

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    Just found out that the Crown & Thistle in Gravesend closes this weekend - a regular CAMRA award winner so not sure of the reasons. Might have to pay it a final visit this week if I can squeeze it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
    Just found out that the Crown & Thistle in Gravesend closes this weekend - a regular CAMRA award winner so not sure of the reasons. Might have to pay it a final visit this week if I can squeeze it in.
    Oh no, that's too bad. I'd love to know the reasoning. I only paid a couple of midday visits, but even at that time, the pub was nearly full to the brim.

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    I have heard that the Crown & Thistle is being refurbished so hopefully it will reopen again. The big shock now is that the Bull at Horton Kirby, current Kent Pub of the Year, closed last night without so much as a whimper (they haven't even mentioned anything on their Facebook page). What will happen to it I have no idea but if the Bull can close then there is no hope!

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