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The Crown Rivers (T5 Weatherspoons) has apparently lost its license.

The Crown Rivers (T5 Weatherspoons) has apparently lost its license.

Old Sep 16, 17, 5:27 am
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The Crown Rivers (T5 Weatherspoons) has apparently lost its license.

I was looking forward to my pre flight Guinness last night but was shocked to find the Crown Rivers completely hoarded off, unlike 2 weeeks ago when I was last there.

I asked a member of staff and they said it was having issues with its license. Does anyone know more?
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Old Sep 16, 17, 5:34 am
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This pub is closed for refurbishment until 05/12/2017

Per: https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pub-cl...-0EFEE681577E}
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Old Sep 16, 17, 5:42 am
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I don't think pubs in airports need a premises licence - hence why you can get a beer at 7am
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Old Sep 16, 17, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by AyeCaramba View Post
I don't think pubs in airports need a premises licence - hence why you can get a beer at 7am
Soon to be reviewed:

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/20...drinking-laws/
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Old Sep 16, 17, 6:08 am
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Plus didn't the guy who owns it recently give an interview saying the EU needs to take a wise up pill or else he'd source his imports from outside the EU?

I guess no more Guiness.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 6:12 am
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Or we could be drinking the Nigerian Guinness. Although I'm not sure that would solve the issues hinted at above
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Old Sep 16, 17, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by LCY8737 View Post
Plus didn't the guy who owns it recently give an interview saying the EU needs to take a wise up pill or else he'd source his imports from outside the EU?

I guess no more Guiness.
Just goes to show that even idiots can make it in the world of business.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by srbrenna View Post
Or we could be drinking the Nigerian Guinness. Although I'm not sure that would solve the issues hinted at above
I was just about to post that
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Old Sep 16, 17, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by secretplantofightinflation View Post
Just goes to show that even idiots can make it in the world of business.
and politics.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 1:00 pm
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Does not bother me , as long as a decent-ish champagne is still flowing in GF then I'm happy.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by AyeCaramba View Post
I don't think pubs in airports need a premises licence - hence why you can get a beer at 7am
though the CCR once refused me a drink at the bar at 7am citing their licence!!!
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Old Sep 16, 17, 1:37 pm
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though the CCR once refused me a drink at the bar at 7am citing their licence!!!
They may have been quoting their own policy but it would certainly have nothing to do with their licence as they don't have one

But I'm sure I've had a bloody mary or glass of champagne over breakfast before 7 - probably like the majority of FTers!
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Old Sep 16, 17, 1:41 pm
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Plenty of Wetherspoons already have a 24 hour premises license, or at least one that operates from something like 06:00 to 23:00. I'm sure many can recall the "24 hour drinking" morality outrage in our favourite sort of tabloid-format newspapers at the time.

Despite all the moralising, the early opening is mainly used to serve breakfast.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by bd95 View Post
though the CCR once refused me a drink at the bar at 7am citing their licence!!!

Originally Posted by AyeCaramba View Post
They may have been quoting their own policy but it would certainly have nothing to do with their licence as they don't have one

But I'm sure I've had a bloody mary or glass of champagne over breakfast before 7 - probably like the majority of FTers!


Same here, I have champagne in CCR just after 5am moreover, the barman was refilling without my having to ask
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Old Sep 16, 17, 3:10 pm
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I realised a couple of weeks back that the food in GF is most reminiscent of the food at Wetherspoons.
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