They can't change to a restaurant without notifying the council and giving them 56 days notice.
I don't think they have notified the council at all.
There are always masses of people drinking outside the pub on match games - never been inside but I can't believe that people are only outside.
It's a shame if it closes, it's a really friendly pub. Always seem to strike up a conversation with someone there
The smoking ban doesn't help. Especially round that way. I grew up in Moulscoomb and was scared to go in there late 60's early 70's
Old Truelove ain't too hard to find
They have but in the 12 years that I've been living in Coldean just two along Lewes Rd have closed - The Counting House/White Crow and The Lectern/Tir Na Nog. The only others along that stretch of Lewes Road that have closed are the Ship and the Alexandra (and they were many years ago). The Gladstone and Bear still survive.
I'm not sure where the Hikers got this reputation from. I grew up in Moulsecoomb so it was the start of the Lewes Road pub crawl, never struck me as a particularly fearsome place
matchday parking being impossible now , coupled with their decision to only cook burger and chips didn't help either were as before they had better grub on offer
ANYTHINGS POSSIBLE - JUST KEEP TAKING THE MEDICINE:
When will the Lectern become a supermarket?