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The Gunners Pub: Blackstock Road boozer ordered to shut due to licensing dispute

PUBLISHED: 16:35 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 21 August 2018

The Gunners Pub has been ordered to close down. Picture: Lucas Cumiskey

The Gunners Pub has been ordered to close down. Picture: Lucas Cumiskey

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A popular Blackstock Road boozer was reportedly ordered to close on Wednesday because of an ongoing licensing dispute.

A popular Blackstock Road boozer was ordered to close on Wednesday because of an ongoing licensing dispute.

Earlier on this month The Gunners Pub was the subject of a secretive licensing sub committee meeting, which the press was barred from attending.

The Gazette understands the pub landlord, Andy Hoyle, was applying for a premise license transfer and a new premise supervisor.

But it seems both these applications were rejected at the meeting on August 7.

What’s more, the pub does not currently have a supervisor, which is why it has been temporarily ordered to close.

At the beginning of the month Mr Hoyle said he ran an “iconic pub” and would fight for its future.

The Gunners Pub is a popular match day drinking venue due to its proximity to the Emirates.

But it looks as though its customers will have to find somewhere else to watch Arsenal v Chelsea this Saturday.

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