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The Wickham Arms has transitioned seamlessly to its new (temporary) landlord and will continue as a venue for live music.
The King is dead...Long live the King!Or in this case The Wickham is dead...errr...no it isnt long live The Wickham!!!May it long continue as a music venue.
There is an interim landlord while the owners seek a long-term replacement for Ted & Co.
Very happy to hear this news. We have had many fantastic nights at the Wickham over the years listening to great live music.
I hear food will still be served as well.
Still? There's been no food at the Wickham (other than a few tired-looking rolls) for as long as I can remember.
Other than the famous Quiz night sandwiches - long discontinued - and the summer time weekend barbacue.
I've been eating good, honest fare at the Wickham for years; where have you lot been looking?
DOWN THE BARREL OF A MUNG
sandwiches are served on quiz night. That's the only food I knwo about.
or know about..
I was there last week to see Bobby Valentino and Paul Astles.Wonderful as ever.The beer has improved but oh the size of the 'crowd'All you traditional pub fans, and I'm one, I think it's use it or lose it time.
It needs to be sold to someone who knows what they are doing asap.
I don't know what's on there, if there's any publicity it doesn't get to me and geographically it's mt local.
Yes Nick and if and when that happens, there will be a wailing and a gnashing of teeth here that any changes will deprive it of its 'traditional boozer' status.Just pointing out that there now exists the opportunity to demonsrtate that something like this model is still feasible.It would require some people to leave their houses and have some sociable drinks with music (Saturdays and Thursdays)....not to cross Antartica solo.
@Nat - Agreed, up to a point. I guess it depends what you mean by "traditional boozer". If by "traditional boozer" you mean vague air of menace, sticky floors, smell of wee, two-flavours-of-crisps-only catering, etc, etc then yes, its days are numbered.If you mean it should retain much of its physical character and its name, do a great range of beers and wines (which it doesn't at the moment), and be a community hub, with lots of different events, quizzes, music nights, etc, etc then I think that is still viable.
And have an amount of disposable income.
@Nick the latter.The place is cleaner and the one beer is okay.Thats a quantam leap.As for the quiz, it ran itself. Could it be fostered back to life I wonder.Sadly, anon, some disposable is a prerequisite to many such places.
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