The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61988   Message #1000958
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Aug-03 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth- How was it for you?
Subject: RE: Sidmouth- How was it for you?
I heard one problem with the Rugby Club was some other publicans in the town kicking up a fuss - that would have been because the beer festival the Rugby Club put on provided better and more varied beer at much lower prices. Though since the pubs were crowded to capacity last year anyway, so far as I could see, I can't see why they'd have had any reason to complain. Perhaps it was the few pubs that aren't that folkie friendly who caused the problem.

That would suggest that it was the drinks licence that was at issue rather than the music licence. But anyway at the discussion meeting, when a friend raised the question, he was told that there was no realistic possibility of getting the Rugby Club back for next year anyway. Which is a great shame, because it was very handy as a place to drop into for a last drink and a last song or two on the way home from other venues.