Village pubs are closed

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TWO village pubs have been closed, with one being sold to new owners and the other facing an uncertain future.

The Bull, in Troston, was closed after owners Greene King decided it needed to review the pub’s future.

Meanwhile, The Fox, at Pakenham, was sold earlier this month by owners Admiral Taverns.

A spokesman for the group said it could not give details on who had bought the pub or what plans they had.

A spokeswoman for Greene King said of The Bull: “We are currently reviewing the future of the pub and its surrounding land. Our aim is to secure a sustainable long-term future for the pub which much be in everyone’s interest. While we undergo this review the pub will remain closed.”

Henry Painter, chairman of Pakenham Parish Council, said it was a shame the pub had closed but they needed to wait and see what plans there were for it.

Meanwhile, St Edmundsbury Borough Council has agreed development plans for The Falcon in Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, which were heavily criticised by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) which handed in a petition against the development by owners Greene King.

Camra has been lobbying against closure of traditional pubs citing a total of 16 pubs in the town closing since 1974