Plans to reopen Harpenden pub

ONE of the UK’s leading leased pub companies is keen to reopen a Harpenden pub, despite closing its doors just last month.

The Skew Bridge pub, on Southdown Road, served its last pint on October 31. A spokeswoman for Punch Taverns confirmed the closure had come about following an unsuccessful business partnership.

She added: “Our priority is to reopen the pub as soon as possible and we are currently talking to potential licensees who we aim to work in partnership with to build a successful sustainable business.”

Punch Taverns has advertised Skew Bridge as being ‘a well-known traditional local pub, set in a prominent position in the thriving commuter town of Harpenden’.

The company describes the pub as boasting several key attributes including strong community links and popularity in the very affluent town.


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It added: “The focus of the business really needs to revolve around a strong community vibe with a pub food menu.”

A spokeswoman for St Albans district council, the authority responsible for licensing premises selling alcohol, said it had received one complaint about the pub in October.

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However the matter was not taken further as the pub had since closed. She declined to comment further on the complaint.

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