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The lease of a Newark pub is back on the market with a £90,000 price tag

By Graham Keal

The lease of the Newark pub which gained national publicity and much public support when it changed from cream to blue and then to grey is back on the market with a £90,000 price tag.

Licensee Mr Richard Belam said he had decided to put the lease on the market because he couldn't expand the business due to being blocked by the licensing authorities. He said he had decided to look into new ventures, despite having been a publican for 25 years.

"The authorities are holding us back... We put in for a 3am licence but the town council and the police objected because of the the possibility of public disorder and nuisance on the streets. I find it very frustrating. This is a business with lots of potential but we're never allowed to continue to grow in the future.


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