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Live in Finchley central. Been drinking for too many years! Love pubs - what else can I say?! Oh maybe that I managed pubs for getting for 20 years till 2002 might help too!!

Username: searcher1

Age: 65

Sex: male

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The Old Buttermarket, Canterbury

Just a bit of 'correction' regading the history given... In 1987 it went back to being a managed (Allied as in Ind Coope)house from Tenancy.In 1997 it closed for a refurbishment and reopened in 1998 as a Firkin (managed) outlet.
It was eventually decided to change the pub to a more traditional venue 'but' there was an internal comment that its previous naeme of 'Olive Branch' not be used because it had had a 'rough' history. Personally this astounded me because I managed it from 1987 to 1997 as The Olive Branch and that period of time reflected 10 of the best years I had experienced managing licensed outlets. This was marred only by my business neighbour who believed the place should have been closed down permanantly!
Michael

6 Dec 2007 03:28

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