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Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Admin, Aug 16, 2018.
I don't know the ins & outs of any other establishment's policy, but Joxer Brady's/The Market Vaults has been dog-friendly since before I moved to Stafford in 2007, so it can hardly be considered a new thing...
As a boozer here in long-standing, gig promoter and proud former barman, I am very pleased to see The Old Girl back on track with people that care and are committed.
As opposed to people who should be committed....
From what I've heard over the years I believe it's three-pronged:
1. The ownership of the green area between the Market Vaults & No.7 is ambiguous - it doesn't appear on anyone's deeds, although Marstons have been maintaining it for a number of years.
2. St Martin's Place is a designated route for emergency services, so pavement seating is out of the question.
3. The judge's residence opposite could potentially be disturbed by noise etc.
But I think it pretty much comes down to whether there's an inclination amongst our public servants to overcome these issues...
Goldilox doesn’t run the pub. 7 Market Square has its application for seating rejected, I’m sure the minutes of the licensing committee will still be available online. I don’t think many people think there’s a call for seating outside TMV. It just doesn’t strike me as the kind of place that needs it
Always wondered if the bar was demolished
You are correct, I do not run the pub. Any insight I have is entirly second hand, and there was probably a beer in my hand when I heard it, so feel free to take it with a pinch of salt.
I suspect various Vaults landlords who've watched their trade disappear to the Swan or Wetherspoons every time the sun comes out might disagree with you on the need for outside seating, though.
You seem to be pinning a lot of responsibility on me here.
Just to be absolutely clear Ben Richards is the current landlord of the Market Vaults and I am not him.
You could probably count me along the aforementioned 'regulars', although fatherhood and high cholesterol mean I'm in there much less than I once was.
I'm sure he'll be glad of your support though. You could always pop in and offer your insights in person over a refreshing beverage
What date was that?
What would you do if you weren't you?
Difficult to say, it looks as though it has incorporated adjacent buildings in that period, but difficult to tell if it was a complete rebuild
I'm still not sure about that end wall, it doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the building. The layoit of the bar is also an odd shape with a fireplace at an angle and a step up to the toilets .
Pretty sure it's three separate buildings that have been knocked together, plus an internal yard space that's been covered in at some point.
It’ll never happen. An ex landlord told me.