Charlton pubwatch: White Swan closes and staff move to the Bugle Horn

The White Swan on Thursday afternoon
The tale of Charlton village’s two pubs has taken another twist, as the staff running the White Swan appear to have decamped to the Bugle Horn, which lost its new management this week after their own bosses declined to pay £30,000 for new cellar equipment.

Concrete barriers appeared outside the Swan this morning and this afternoon a team were moving beer barrels down the Village to the Bugle.

A manager on the scene denied rumours that the Swan was being squatted.

The Swan was recently bought by property firm Mendoza, which specialises in developing flats above pubs. It is currently on the market for £35,000 a year.


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8 Responses to Charlton pubwatch: White Swan closes and staff move to the Bugle Horn

  1. If the pubs are now owned by different firms then why are the staff moving beer from one to another?

  2. Cllr Gary Parker says:

    I have raised the issue of the concrete pillars with council officers and they are now seeking their removal as no planning permission has been sought for by the owners.

  3. Paul Breen says:

    Can’t keep up with this merry go round. Very sad for Stephen and Dan and the Bugle staff – they put a lot of effort into getting The Bugle sorted out.

  4. Chris says:

    Look up Mendoza and pubs and check out comments about the company. They all seem to be in a similar vein….

  5. Charlton supporters says:

    Stephen and Dan were just holding staff at the bugle horn, they were never going to invest any money. John from the swan works for same holding company and thinks he can earn more money from the bugle as it has bigger Charlton fan base. Fair play and good luck to him. Cardiff will sort the cellar out for approx £1000. Plus contact Coors tech services who might help as long as you are selling carling and doombar.

    • Louis says:

      Unfortunately Dan was a bartender and had no influence within the Bugle. But he was there…

  6. Cllr Gary Parker says:

    The concrete blocks outside the White Swan have now been removed after the intervention of the council at my instigation

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