The man who lives next door to Shaftesbury’s Ye Olde Two Brewers Inn says Dorset Council’s review of the premises licence is ‘cruel and probably unnecessary’.
Former Town councillor Andy Perkins says there is noise but he says it is occasional and he had expected it when he bought a property next door to a pub, 17 years ago.
He accepts that the opinion on St James’ Street is divided. But Andy says the pub’s landlords are feeling ‘isolated, nervous and stressed’. And he is concerned that the business will become unviable if entertainment is stopped. He predicts what will happen if the current landlords leave.