Applicant behind ‘middle class’ pub in Bury St Edmunds responds after residents claim it will add to anti social behaviour

Oakes Barn on St Andrews Street South in Bury St Edmunds
Oakes Barn on St Andrews Street South in Bury St Edmunds
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The applicant behind a pub for ‘middle class, middle age’ real ale drinkers’ has responded to residents claims it will ‘exacerbate’ anti social behavior.

A licensing application to open a pub called Oakes Barn in St Andrews Street South, is to be decided by St Edmundsbury Borough Council on Wednesday (21).

Oakes Barn on St Andrews Street South in Bury St Edmunds

Oakes Barn on St Andrews Street South in Bury St Edmunds

Nearby residents have objected saying it will add to problems of noise and anti social behaviour.

But Susan Wilde in her application said; “We anticipate our clientelle will be middle class/ age real ale drinkers and tourists.”

She said she wanted the pub to be a community hub and something unlike any existing pubs.

“James Oakes was an historical figure in Bury and the oldest part of the building used to be his stables so we hope to attract tourists.

“I can sympathise with what people have written about trouble from late night revellers and people being sick in the street but we hope our clientelle won’t be anything like that.

“We want Oakes Barn to add to the community not take away from it.”