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Landlord quits village pub at centre of noise disputes
7:00am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
A LANDLORD who hit out at neighbours complaining about noise from his Herefordshire pub has left the premises.
The Hereford Times reported in July that Mick Clifford, who ran the pub with his wife Suzanne, abandoned plans to hold a birthday party in the grounds of the Crown and Anchor in Lugwardine after being told he could still be the subject of a council noise order.
The former SAS captain and OBE-holder then laid into residents in nearby Traherne Close for complaining, saying that “they are just residents waiting to die” and had nothing better to do than write letters and complain.
He withdrew the temporary event notice application after being told that he could still be served with a statutory notice even if given the go-ahead for the bash.
A note on the door of the pub in the past few days stated that Suzanne and Mick had decided to close the business and cease trading.
The couple added that they wanted to thank everyone for their support over the past 18 months.
Enterprise Inns spokesman Amy Dolphin confirmed that the pub is temporarily closed while the brewery looks to recruit a new publican.