It is poignant the this is the 400th edition of the Lion Newsletter and whilst the the data base has grown into the thousands, this story has caused the most voiceiferous comment..........
Our understanding is that the leader of the council has driven this proposal through in the face of rational arguments against it. He is fully aware that pubs on the periphery of the city will have to fund the city centre policing or else shut before midnight. For the Lion that is not an option as our established entertainment business relies on flexibility in opening hours. We now must wait to see how much this stealth tax will cost this business's and in fact the Bunkers Hill.
Both pubs incidentally have rarely if ever had cause to call out the police for any disturbance...........Likewise there will be pubs owned by other independents who are in the city boundaries who are just realising they will be receiving a tax bill in the thousands from October........city boundaries means Sherwood, Clifton, Sneinton, Basford, Radford, Rylands.............Thanks for all your support......we will keep you posted on developments.
We say goodbye to Black Iris Brewery as a very popular brewer of the month and welcome Sheffields finest in Kelham Island as Augusts featured brewer...........Pale Rider is in the cellar!!!!!................our farewell to Black Iris is however only temporary and we can announce that (subject to contracts) they will be relocating to to industrial units opposite Shipstone St tram stop and next to The Lion...........they hope to be up and running before the year is out..........very exciting for us to have such a forward thinking brewer on our doorstep.......good luck to them!!
See you for a beer in an hour or so....
John and Josie
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