speaks out over looming closure of Highbridge's George Hotel
Mayor has this week expressed his disappointment that a long-running
pub in the town centre is due to close this Spring.
last week that The George Hotel in Church Street has been
sold to developers and could be redeveloped into flats.
will be a terrible loss for the people of Highbridge," Mayor
Cllr Michael Clarke told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
closure will be sorely felt. The George has been well supported
by locals for many years and will be missed."
a community hub in the town centre and pubs such as this are important
to bring local people together."
residents have also been giving their reaction to the news on
Burnham-On-Sea.com's Facebook page.
Hole said: "We don't need any more bloody flats. There's
such a shortage of 3 and 4 bedroom houses, what about them."
Grimsley added: "Yet more flats in Highbridge?! Wow, they
really do know how to build a nice town."
Hannah Victoria Palmer added: "Highbridge really needs more
Robbins, the pub's landlord, has said that the business is due
to close its doors for the final time in late May or early June.
He said he had tried hard to sell the pub as a going concern since
last summer but nobody had expressed an interest.
Murphy, the Chairman of Highbridge Chamber of Trade, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
that a local business consortium has bought the hotel whom he
believes wants to re-develop the site. He described the news as
a "blow" to the town centre, particularly because he
understands the pub is not listed and it's therefore easier to