1,200-year-old pub is fighting for survival amid cost of living crisis

A PUB said to have been serving customers for 1,200 years is fighting for survival because of soaring energy costs.

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks 幸存下来 world warsrecessions but co-owner Sam Walker says winter will be a test.

Historic pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is fighting for survival because of soaring energy costs

Historic pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is fighting for survival because of soaring energy costs信用: SWNS

His general manager, Ronan Gaffney, 添加: “It’s outrageously more expensive.

It’s not like at home where you can turn everything off but the fridge and freezer.

“We can’t cut down on energy bills but are being charged double.”

Our light bill is 10 times more than what it is in a house because at home you can turn off all the lights except the one you’re in.

But you can’t do that in a pub.

他加了: “Winter for a lot of pubs, like my own, is the quiet season.

If pubs don’t have an infrastructure or financial backing then I can imagine that a lot of them will struggle.

He called on 政府 to offer help so pubs like his — in St Albans, 赫兹 — survive.

Owner Sam Walker says winter will be a test for the 1,200 year old pub

Owner Sam Walker says winter will be a test for the 1,200 year old pub信用: SWNS