New pub signs are too bland: Letters, June 14

Mike Ames is complaining about the new nondescript signage Greene King are placing outside some of their pubs. He says the town is losing its history as a result. ''Pictured: Mike Amers outside the Dog and Partridge
Mike Ames is complaining about the new nondescript signage Greene King are placing outside some of their pubs. He says the town is losing its history as a result. ''Pictured: Mike Amers outside the Dog and Partridge

May I take this opportunity to thank the Greene King spokeswoman who described their new signage as ‘contemporary’ – this has taught me a valuable lesson regarding the meaning of the word.

Indeed, I did not realise it could be so readily used to describe something which is an incredible amalgam of the bland, the garish and the crass. Congratulations yet again to Greene King on their outstanding ability to eradicate our history and alienate vast numbers of their core market in the good name of progress!

-- John Atkinson, Elmswell

Who at Greene King really thought taking away traditional pub signs, loved by all and a tourist attraction, would make their pubs a bigger attraction?

The new signs are bland and boring and poorly designed. This is not London, these are not bland corporate cookie cutter pubs. A really big public relations mistake Greene King.

-- Tom Murray, Bury St Edmunds