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Late licence for Hampstead pub withdrawn

PUBLISHED: 15:05 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:49 07 September 2010

THE Roebuck pub in Hampstead has withdrawn its application for a late licence in its basement bar after meeting with residents. There were plans for the Pond Street watering hole, opposite the Royal Free hospital, to become a nightclub. But they were shel

THE Roebuck pub in Hampstead has withdrawn its application for a late licence in its basement bar after meeting with residents.

There were plans for the Pond Street watering hole, opposite the Royal Free hospital, to become a nightclub.

But they were shelved after landlords held talks with people living nearby, who were fearful of noise and anti-social behaviour.

Tony Hillier, chairman of the Heath and Hampstead Society, said: "We met with the Roebuck recently and a large number of neighbours turned up. We made it clear that the Roebuck was acceptable with its current licence agreement but absolutely not with its new one.

"We were very pleased to see that Young's Brewery, who own the pub, listened to our problems. It would have been a nightmare had it happened. There is also the hospital that would have been disturbed.

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