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The trouble with liquidation sales, is that someone's going to pick it up for a song.

The assets are acquired but not the liabilities.

In such circumstances, don't be surprised if the new operator is someone looking for a quick return on minimum investment.

And don't be surprised if the next operation on this site is just as distasteful as the last.

Depressing, isn't it?

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I suppose it's too much to hope that the new owners might change the name back to Stracey Arms?  Smile

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It always has been and always will be the Stracey Arms, no matter what any sign on it may say!

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I agree Robin, it always will the the Stracey Arms to me too.  It has always been one of my evening moorings before a trek to Oulton the following day.

Doesn't surprise me that it's closing though.  I went there 2 years ago,  hated the place, but the food was nice.  Visited again a couple of weeks ago, and still hated it.  Only this time the food was awful too.

Gaz

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Have stopped here three times in all. First time was for the evening and the food was OK, but the place didn't impress. Second time was a lunchtime stop and the friend I was with ordered a sausage baguete. The sausage was raw and cold in the middle, was changed when he complained, but the replacement was the same. Couldn't be bothered to complain a second time and left after that pint. The last time I stopped there was after a late evening trip accross Breydon Water, had been using nav lights since Marina Keys and just really wanted somewhere to stop for the night. Despite the place being open, decided to have a few bottles on board.

The danger of any pub closing on the Broads, is that it may not reopen as a pub. Also whilst the Pontiac was not my cup of tea, it was possibly somewhere different for families to go.

Hopefully there will be some good news for this place in the future, it is well serviced by the river and the road, so should be a success in the right hands in some form.

Keith

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Just spotted this on EDP, the Pontiac is only one of a few casualties in the area. Hopefully new buyers can be found for all the businesses and peoples jobs saved.

http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=News&tBrand=edponline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED27%20Sep%202006%2008%3A15%3A59%3A347

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Hi
Seems we are not alone in wanting something more traditional.

EDP story Bring back tradition' plea as pub shuts

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Sep-29-2006 @ 12:33 AM                           Permalink
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One of the pubs we use a lot the Horse and Groom (edge of Martham) has also closed.Another good pint of Adnams gone. Something strange here as it was always full 7 nights a week.
Want went wrong with Swallow Inns ???

Mind you won't miss the Pontiac Roadhouse - bring back the Stracey.

Dave

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I, for one, am sorry to hear that it's closing, we quite liked it and it was a great place to stop over the night before if passing through Yarmouth the next day. Somewhere to get a drink and a meal with free moorings, plus wheelie bins for rubbish disposal....


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I agree, it is a shame the place is closing, having had 3 good meals and 1 not very good meal at the pontiac we were more or less pleased with the service.  The 1 bad meal was funny in a way because the staff and chefs all looked very flustered most of the evening and it wasn't even as though it was busy!  They ended up giving most of our money back and on the walk back to the boat we saw a van behind the restaraunt with DIAL A CHEF written on it.  They obviously had a temp in!  

I hope whatever is put in its place is a wateringhole/eatery of some description or it will cut down on the options for overnight mooring (with food and drink facilities) on the way to or back from Yarmouth.  There are limited moorings at stokesby and I dont really fancy doing an overnight in Yarmouth!  

Having never seen the pub before it was the Pontiac I would agree that a more tradtional style would be more fitting, its a big place and a great deal could be done with it.  Draw backs I can see is unless you are going by river you will be driving to it, with drink driving laws the way they are today (people didn't care in the old days) then it will have to be something pretty good to attract people other than boaters because its convenient!  Bad location for anybody else I would say.

Danny

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the pontiac has already reopened it was only shut for about ten days aparently the people that were managers bought it .the horse and has reopened aswell


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