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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area
Posted by: Claire Peleschka
Date/Time: 03/10/17 20:42:00

Hi Peter,

I don't know whether or not you would find my input useful or subjective as I and my husband are the tenants at The Griffin.

We, like the Albany, are a back street pub that struggles to attract passing business due to our location. We have invested heavily in a restaurant area and new toilets. My husband is a Michelin trained Chef and we offer proper restaurant quality food. We have an extremely good regular trade from locals and are slowly beginning to attract, through word of mouth / Trip Advisor etc, more trade from businesses and hotels. We do not rely on football trade, although it is a bonus (so not sure where 3 out of the 4 pubs not being viable after the football move came from).

Nick - I would recommend our Sunday roast if you're looking for somewhere with good food and friendly atmosphere.


It is a difficult trade and despite a number of new build flats, an increase in business from alleged residents is not noticeable. Add to that annual price increases and recent extortionate rates increases it is not the money spinner that people think it can be. This is as a pub that does not suffer in any way from the reputation hanging over The Albany Arms.

Brentford has a large proportion of pubs for its size and many of them, some without a poor reputation, are struggling and in honesty I can think of at least 4 that may not survive the decade. 

If you go ahead I wish you all the best and pop in if you need anything - we local publicans work together as much as possible and we'll be happy to help.

On a side note, I would check any conditions on the premises license before confirming as I think another newly reopened pub was a bit shocked at the conditions applied due to previous incidents and you don't want to be restricted in your plans by previous management decisions.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Albany Arms & Area29/09/17 18:45:00 Peter Brew
   Re:Albany Arms & Area30/09/17 13:51:00 Barbara Dudley
      Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area01/10/17 09:40:00 David Squire
   Re:Albany Arms & Area01/10/17 12:30:00 Martin Case
      Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area02/10/17 10:42:00 Jacob James
         Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area02/10/17 21:12:00 Peter Brew
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area03/10/17 11:09:00 Jacob James
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area03/10/17 18:31:00 Paul Brownlee
         Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area02/10/17 21:13:00 Reg Ghosh
      Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area02/10/17 21:32:00 Peter Brew
         Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area02/10/17 21:43:00 Nick Fichte
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area03/10/17 20:42:00 Claire Peleschka
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area03/10/17 21:49:00 Jacob James
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area04/10/17 07:22:00 Jim Linwood
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area13/10/17 12:57:00 Barbara Dudley
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area04/10/17 09:45:00 Raymond Havelock
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area04/10/17 12:38:00 Guy Lambert
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area04/10/17 16:06:00 Peter Brew
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area04/10/17 16:28:00 Paul Scullion
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area04/10/17 19:05:00 Jennifer Selig
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area05/10/17 14:46:00 Paul Brownlee
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area14/10/17 10:15:00 Peter Brew
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area14/10/17 11:01:00 Raymond Havelock
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Albany Arms & Area15/10/17 18:10:00 Raki Smith

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