Reader letter: Shame to see historic pubs closing

PUBLISHED: 15:30 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 12 February 2018

The Firs - now a Tesco Express store. Picture Denise Bradley.

The Firs - now a Tesco Express store. Picture Denise Bradley.

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Norwich was once said to have a different pub for every day of the year. But as your paper has highlighted, through its “Love Your Local” campaign, if you don’t use pubs, you will lose them.

Over the last few years we have lost many watering holes in this Fine City of Norwich. Some include The Firs, located towards the Boundary (now a Tesco), the Mill House in Thorpe St Andrew (now a Co-op), the Royal Oak, along the North Walsham Road (now offices). Also the Beehive on Cannerby Lane (also a Co-op).

It looks like another public house is set to join the list - The Quebec.

Plans have been submitted to turn the pub into a bed and breakfast unless a buyer comes forward within the next week or so.

This could be the end of the road for yet another pub, which has served many since Victorian times. It is such a shame to see these historic pubs close.

I am urging readers to stick to their local pubs, if you don’t use them you will lose them.

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