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Cambridge college 'strongly opposed' to third City Pub Company site

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City Pub Compnay co-founder David Bruce
City Pub Compnay co-founder David Bruce

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The City Pub Company is facing heated opposition from Cambridge University after bidding on a site opposite student bedrooms.

The 20-strong pub group has applied for a premises licence on a former retail site in the hope of securing its third pub in the city.

However Downing College, which counts John Cleese and Thandie Newton among its alumni, has argued that the proposal would cause students to ‘suffer from intrusive noise which would affect their quality of life to an unreasonable degree.”

In a letter submitted to the Cambridge licensing subcommittee, Downing described the application as ‘a major public disturbance’ and said it was strongly opposed to the licencing change.

Plans for a roof terrace were a particular sticking point, due to the close proximity to student accommodation and claims the new terrace would look directly in to the college master’s private garden.

City Pub Company has applied to serve alcohol until midnight but would close the outdoor terrace at 10pm. It already operates the Mill and the Cambridge Brew House. The council will rule on the application on Monday.

Cambridge has proved particularly popular with operators over the last two years. The city is already home to Richard Holmes’ Pint Shop and maverick brewers Brewdog have put Cambridge on its hit list for future bars.

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2 comments

Parcel delivery and casual barwork is the future

Posted by david,

I assume 'Jezza' you're not paying for any of your own to be at university, let alone at Cambridge.

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Beggers belief

Posted by Jezza Clarkson,

You couldnt make this up ....!!!

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