Marquis of Granby pub reopens after four years

Business / Fri 8th Dec 2023 at 07:49am

A HARLOW pub that closed when it was repossessed four years ago is now back serving drinks although it won’t be able to stay open as late into the night as its management had hoped reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The Marquis of Granby in Market Street has been granted a premises licence allowing them to stay open until 11.30pm Monday to Thursday, midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11pm on Sundays.

The pub’s management had wanted it to stay open until 1.30am which sparked several objections including three from councillors around late-night noise and disturbance caused by the premises selling alcohol and providing music in the early hours of the morning and anti-social behaviour arising from customers leaving the premises. Under its new licence, amplified music cannot be played after 11pm at the pub according to conditions set down by Harlow Council.

There were further concerns around vandalism, patrons urinating in the street, in shops, in bus stops and alleyways and noise nuisance caused by excessively loud music.

Essex Police also objected adding the premises are in “extremely close proximity to residential properties” and the neighbours have in the past had issues with the premises in regard to noise complaints.

Essex Police added that when the premises was last a public house there were several reports to police regarding fighting inside and outside during the hours proposed.

In April 2019 the premises was closed and repossessed,  reopening in 2020 as Turkish restaurant Erman’s Kitchen. The restaurant closed after a fire broke out in April 2022.

A statement as part of the decision from the licensing committee said: “The application with the amended conditions meets all the criteria required to satisfy both crime and disorder and public nuisance licensing objectives.

“The sub-committee is required to adopt a presumption in favour of granting a licence unless there is clear evidence upon which to base a refusal and modification.

“There was insufficient evidence before the sub-committee to rebut that presumption.

“The residents have a certain amount of protection under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The sub-committee was also mindful of the fact that the residents could request a review if further problems were experienced as a result of the operation of the premises licence, and may request that the licensing authority publish a cumulative impact assessment.”

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5 Comments for Marquis of Granby pub reopens after four years:

Bruce Downey
2023-12-08 09:44:27

Used to be the best pub in Old Harlow, especially after work had a great ambiance and friendly atmosphere, cheers to happy days..🍻

Tony Edwards
2023-12-08 13:26:23

The pub is named after John Manners, Marquess of Granby. He is popularly supposed to have more pubs named after him than any other person - due, it is said, to his practice of setting up old soldiers of his regiment as publicans when they were too old to serve any longer. (Wikipedia)

Local resident
2023-12-08 15:37:21

Glad to see this reopening as the drug dealers with have a place to buy and sell there drugs as the white horse pub is closed I am sure they did not know where to go I feel sorry for the people living near it

Basil Drabble
2023-12-08 18:44:37

It would be good to see the pub sign with John Manners, the Marquess of Granby, swinging again.

2023-12-09 09:29:38

Correction to the article. Owner applied for the pub to be open 1.30am all week, 2am at weekends. He also applied for music to be played until then. Not the markings of a considerate landlord to the many people who live near by. Time will tell what he is like as part of the licensing agreement is to be watched over by the council for 3 months so presume on best behaviour at the mo...

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