Campaign launched to save Dyke Pub and Kitchen in Brighton after it suddenly closed From The Argus Staff and regulars at the Dyke Pub and Kitchen on Dyke Road, Hove, were shocked a week ago when the pub closed without notice and later reopened as a furniture shop.
The pub, owned by Pub and Kitchen Ltd, closed on August 4 and now regulars have started moves to have a say in the future of the pub. www oakley sunglasses cheap The campaign group Save the Brighton Dyke gathered to rally outside the pub on Sunday afternoon. The group has attracted nearly 400 members to their Facebook group calling for the pub to be kept open for the community. Mother of three, Poll Jordan, a regular at the pub, said: "There was no hint of it closing at all. It seemed very sudden. The group is seeking legal advice to attempt to list the pub as an asset of community value allowing them a chance to bid oakly shades for the pub if it is sold. According to one staff member, who oakly glasses wanted to remain anonymous, the 20 staff were given no notice the pub would close. They said: "The first I heard the pub was closed was on Facebook it was very shocking having no notice I has lost my job. "I'm not really surprised it went down oaklley but to have been given notice would have been far more appropriate."The employee who was on a zero hour contract said the owner had paid the money they were owed and promised an extra week of pay." Owner Martin Webb, who ran the pub for seven years, said the pub was struggling to make a profit over the last 18 months.
He said: "We've done absolutely everything we can to keep the pub going. I've thrown the book at it and I've used my whole 30 years of experience to try and make it work but it still hasn't turned around. If you went there on a Saturday evening it was a ghost town that was the problem.
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