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

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

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

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.


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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.

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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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