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I think you'll find he wasn't a tenant. but a manager and had only contracted for the season - which of course, ends in October.Like other pubs on the middle Yare, the Beauchamp has a history of winter closure.
I heard that there was a Custom and Excise investigation looking to collect past due(read any perhaps?) VAT on the chain of pubs the Beauchamp was/is affiliated with. If so the people who it traded under and I believe still own the freehold/leasehold are unlikely to admit they are currently trading the pub.
I therefore have to believe the current manager is a tenant as the stories on his past generally make pleasant reading).
This message was edited by EastAnglian on Sep-29-06 @ 5:02 PM