When is a local pub not a local pub? When it is run by Fullers perhaps!
It is astonishing that this national brewery is so hell-bent on stopping live music at the Half Moon pub when it re-opens.
The large pub that is a landmark for the Herne Hill area has an impressive history of top names playing on the stage there. And so has a notable celebrity fan base. More importantly for any publican, the pub as a live music venue is clearly popular with the local community. Why on earth Fullers cannot see this and is sticking to some rigid business model would astound any local landlady or landlord.
Hundreds came out in the rain at last week’s pop-up musical protest and many more since Fullers said they would be doing away with the pub’s famous stage. Fullers accountants have obviously opted for food over drink and live music, but who says they can’t have both? Surely they need to listen to their customers – who are currently amassing on the street outside the pub.