The Lord Brooke in Shernhall Street had its licence revoked in June but continues to serve customers after an appeal was lodged

The Lord Brooke in Shernall

The Lord Brooke in Shernall

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

A pub which had its licence revoked by the council is continuing to serve customers after an appeal was lodged by the owners.

The Lord Brooke, in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, was described as a ‘drug haven’ by police officers who raided the premises in March.

Desilu Estates Limited took over the running over the pub in 2010. The company applied to turn the pub into a hostel the same year but planning consent was denied.

However, during police investigations it was discovered that they have been running the East London Hostel above the pub.

The licence was revoked by the council on June 4, but Desilu Estates have lodged an appeal meaning that, until the process has been completed, customers will continue to be served.

A spokesman for the council said it could be ‘some time’ before the next hearing.

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11:48am Fri 25 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

It has just been sold my friend who lives opposite there, told me.
It has just been sold my friend who lives opposite there, told me. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

11:49am Fri 25 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is a confusing story, are you talking about the drinks licence or the hostel licence?
This is a confusing story, are you talking about the drinks licence or the hostel licence? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

11:56am Fri 25 Jul 14

RichieA70 says...

It's apparently been sold at Auction.
The council tells me they will do everything to keep it as a pub. We shall see. It's a handsome building and could be a fantastic pub in the right hands.
It's apparently been sold at Auction. The council tells me they will do everything to keep it as a pub. We shall see. It's a handsome building and could be a fantastic pub in the right hands. RichieA70
  • Score: 9

12:18pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Debbie2312 says...

This reporter is very much behind the times. I have also been told this pub was sold at auction on 15/07/14 - Lot Number 56. The more pressing question is who the buyer is and their intended use, so far I have not been able to find anything out, just a bunch of rumours. Anything to add Waltham Forest Guardian?
This reporter is very much behind the times. I have also been told this pub was sold at auction on 15/07/14 - Lot Number 56. The more pressing question is who the buyer is and their intended use, so far I have not been able to find anything out, just a bunch of rumours. Anything to add Waltham Forest Guardian? Debbie2312
  • Score: 9

10:02am Sun 27 Jul 14

ChazFinch says...

What's the betting shop density like down there?
What's the betting shop density like down there? ChazFinch
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

VillageIdiot69 says...

ChazFinch wrote:
What's the betting shop density like down there?
Non existent so that's a definite possibility.

It was definitely sold at auction on 15th July, buyer wasn't publicizing who they were though.
[quote][p][bold]ChazFinch[/bold] wrote: What's the betting shop density like down there?[/p][/quote]Non existent so that's a definite possibility. It was definitely sold at auction on 15th July, buyer wasn't publicizing who they were though. VillageIdiot69
  • Score: -1

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