Worthing, Adur and Arun pubs at risk as major chain announces closures

Pubs around Worthing, Adur and Arun could be at risk after Greene King announced it is closing almost 80 establishments.

Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 5:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 5:44 pm

The national chain announced today (October 7) it will not reopen 79 sites in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight hundred jobs are said to be at risk across the country as a result.

A spokesman for Greene King told the BBC: “The continued tightening of the trading restrictions for pubs, which may last another six months, along with the changes to government support was always going to make it a challenge to reopen some of our pubs.

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“Therefore, we have made the difficult decision not to reopen 79 sites, including the 11 Loch Fyne restaurants we announced last week.

“Around one-third will be closed permanently and we hope to be able to reopen the others in the future.”

“We are working hard with our teams to try and find them a role in another of our pubs wherever possible.”

Nearby Greene King pubs in the Worthing, Adur and Arun areas and beyond include:

• Lamb Inn, Rustington

• Bull, Worthing

• Mulberry, Worthing

• Sussex Yeoman, Worthing

• Golden Lion, Worthing

• Broadwater, Worthing

• Thieves Kitchen, Worthing

• Swiss Cottage, Shoreham

• Waterside, Shoreham

• Cricketers, Southwick

• Trents, South Street, Chichester

• Old Cross, North Street, Chichester

• Robin Hood in Shripney

• Martlets in Bognor Regis

• Railway, Burgess Hill

• Star, Haywards Heath

• Burrell Arms, Haywards Heath

• Anchor Hotel, Horsham

• Sussex Barn, Horsham

• Old Punch Bowl, Crawley

• Snooty Fox, Three Bridges

• Gatwick Manor, Lowfield Heath

• Heathy Farm, Crawley

• Star Inn, Felbridge

• Dorset Arms, East Grinstead

Greene King is the UK’s largest pub retailer and brewer. Based in Suffolk, it owns around 2,700 pubs, restaurants, and hotels across the UK.