Anchor Inn is sinking fast
THE Anchor Inn is not a thriving pub. Whenever you drive past there are little more than ten people ever in the pub unless they host a funeral.
The pub has been losing money for five years and has attracted some undesirables over the last five years.
It does not have a golf society, the golf society is based at the Dolphin Inn, not the Anchor. I know this as I am on the committee that runs it.
The quiz has not taken place for nine months, the karaoke not since Christmas.
The trips are run by Mr Pete Cooper for his friends and family and they pick up from the Anchor Inn for convenience.
The children's equipment is not up to standard and there is an investigation into the safeness of the equipment and that when the grass is cut there empty hypodermic needles have been found.
As Punch own the property, surely, as the owners of business, they should be allowed to make up their own mind on the profitability of the pub?
But as a former landlord of the pub, I feel it offers nothing to the community – it is drab and all you see at the front of the pub is people smoking.
Martin Gadney, via email.