Well a bloody long day all round! After trying to go on the missing list we finally got hold of the tenant who was fairly typical of what I have come to expect in this trade, by which I mean he was keen to discuss the downside.
A couple of three pints showed a nice pub albeit with limited trade.
The licence concerns brought me back in the evening and I came back around 11 and not,by any means, the fight club that the licence infers. A reasonably calm town, with a younger crowd although the pub seemed to have a pre defined crowd the passing trade all looked in.
I was in the pub till about half past two and the only real surprise was that the picture postcard pubs in the old village are the ones that are sending the youngsters up the road with bottles of WKD. A walk home (I had to walk there as well) revealed a very young couple having sex on the beach (ah the joys of youth) and at the north end a couple of homeless guys sleeping in the shelters along the beach.
So what do we have? A nice pub with the potential to trade but a problematic asking price. Next question is does punch really want to sell?