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Pub Sale Ban Sparks Row (from This Is Wiltshire)


AN award-winning pub landlord and brewery owner trying to purchase an historic pub in the heart of Melksham have been told they can only buy it if they promise not to run it as a public house.

Enterprise Inns, which owns the 17th century Red Lion in The City near the Cooper Avon Tires factory in Bath Road, has placed a covenant on the sale of the pub saying it cannot be run in direct competition with The Unicorn just across the road, which it also owns.

Enterprise Inns are based in this building:


3 Monkspath Hall Rd.
West Midlands
B90 4SJ

0121 733 7700

Guess where I would prefer to be and who I support - Bastard Suits.


http://www.camra.org.uk/page.aspx?o=270062 may be helpful.

Is this another unacceptable face of monopolistic robber-baron capitalism? Can't the Competition Commission investigate the restraint of trade caused by that mean-spirited restrictive covenant? Don't the ill-named Enterprise Inns realise that healthy competition is the key to long-term success in business?

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