New landlord set to take charge of Golden Cross pub

New landlord set to take charge of Golden Cross pub

Daniel Darlington

New landlord set to take charge of Golden Cross pub

A new landlord is set to take charge of the Golden Cross pub this week.

Vicky Averis, spokesman for owners Enterprise Inns, confirmed the Waltham Road pub had been closed since Thursday but said it would re-open ‘any day now.’

She said the firm was waiting for health and safety checks to be carried out.

Relief landlord Edward Ashton left the pub on Thursday and the pub has been shut to the public since then.

“We really want to open the pub as soon as possible and we have a publican ready to go in," said Ms Averis.

A string of conditions were added to the pub’s licence from September and Thames Valley Police said officers would keep a close eye on the venue following a number of disturbances.

Licence conditions included rigging up CCTV inside and outside the venue, preventing customers leaving the pub with drinks in open containers, a new ID policy to restrict the sale of alcohol to those under 18 and staff to receive better training on licensing objectives.

In recent years there have been a number of problems at the pub, including a car being petrol-bombed in 2009.

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