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I regret to inform that the long serving couple who ran the above establishment, have left, and AFAIK are leaving the trade.
They had been there over 16 years, and I do not know what brought this on. All I can say, is this is a great loss as far as I am concerned, and they provided an oasis of stability in a troubled Smithscape.
The pub is currently closed on Sundays and food service is suspended.  I hope that this changes soon, as it is my 'local' of choice despite being a half hour drive away.
It is also my 'go to' pub, and has been a reliable scene of many happy hours for us. I sincerely hope it finds its way out of what could be bad times ahead, the way things seem right now, as lots of pubs in general are struggling.
The new incumbents will have to do a superb job if things are to carry on as before. Also, what will happen to the various club or society meetings that were held? The BSA owners was on the point of getting a new member-me- when I found where my local meet was!

I wish my departed friends all the very best with whatever they decide to pursue, and if they do come back to the trade, I'd love to hear from them where they are, maybe go and have a look.
Take care, guys!! God Bless.   Dave and Julie.
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I regret to inform that the long serving couple who ran the above establishment, have left, and AFAIK are leaving the trade.
They had been there over 16 years, and I do not know what brought this on. All I can say, is this is a great loss as far as I am concerned, and they provided an oasis of stability in a troubled Smithscape.
The pub is currently closed on Sundays and food service is suspended.  I hope that this changes soon, as it is my 'local' of choice despite being a half hour drive away.
It is also my 'go to' pub, and has been a reliable scene of many happy hours for us. I sincerely hope it finds its way out of what could be bad times ahead, the way things seem right now, as lots of pubs in general are struggling.
The new incumbents will have to do a superb job if things are to carry on as before. Also, what will happen to the various club or society meetings that were held? The BSA owners was on the point of getting a new member-me- when I found where my local meet was!

I wish my departed friends all the very best with whatever they decide to pursue, and if they do come back to the trade, I'd love to hear from them where they are, maybe go and have a look.
Take care, guys!! God Bless.   Dave and Julie.

Unfortunately this is happening all over the SS empire,and no replacements. Not many long term managers left now,and the ones that stay a few years,give up due to pressure from H about the takings. Looking at the vacancies lately there are still over 30. I know the pub at Killinghall must have been shut for about 6 months by now.Sad state of affairs
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A downward spiral, if I ever saw one. It needs stopping- I admit I do not have all the answers (No, really!).
A now unique setup, as was once country wide, being a regional independent of some size.
Endangered- I think CAMRA ought to take a very deep look at what we have and try to help preserve it.
Que flood of irate pro/con replies.......especially re CAMRA aspect (no, I am not a member).
Ironically SS now own an ex-CAMRA owned pub that I used for years!
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New managers in, seem to be doing OK. Seem like nice folk too. Kitchen now open again.

Hopefully onwards and upwards, I wish them well.
SSOBT. My ultimate favourite brewer. Please look after me, you may need me someday.   Imperial-->:DKB <-- Stout!