Greene King labelled ‘greedy king’ over plans to sell estate pub in Bury St Edmunds

The Priors pub in Bury St Edmunds, which has been put up for sale.

The Priors pub in Bury St Edmunds, which has been put up for sale.

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Greene King has been labelled as ‘greedy King’ over its plans to sell one of its pubs in Bury St Edmunds.

The Bury based brewery and pubs firm has put The Priors Inn in Priors Avenue up for sale.

The Priors pub in Bury St Edmunds, which has been put up for sale.

The Priors pub in Bury St Edmunds, which has been put up for sale.

A Greene King spokeswoman would not say whether it will only be sold as a pub, or whether the firm is also looking at the possibility of selling it for housing or other uses.

“After an extensive review of the pub, we have made the difficult decision that the Priors no longer fits in with our core estate and we have therefore put it on the market,” she said.

“The pub will remain open in the meantime and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers.

“The pub’s license is included in the sale.”

But pub regular Andy Chapman has criticised the decision,

“They want us to go down The Spread Eagle instead.

“Is Greene King going to pay my taxi fayre? 
“The pub is doing well,” he said.

“I’m 70. I was born on the estate and I hoped to see the pub still here when I die.

“It is all wrong. I think Greene King is greedy king.”

The sign meanwhile has been vandalised with someone writting ‘Not 4 sale’ and changing it to read ‘No enquiries please’.