Woolwich pub has license revoked

Woolwich pub the Anglesea Arms has had its license revoked by Greenwich Council’s Licensing Committee.

Councillors met at the end of May to decide on the pub’s future after a stabbing on 24th April and another incident on 2nd April.

Police had complained that CCTV was not working and that cooperation was lacking upon arrival after the 24th April incident.

The pub is located on Woolwich New Road near General Gordon Square and the large Tesco supermarket .

Pub outlined in red

A police report submitted to the committee states that a man had been attacked with a glass while trying to break up an incident which saw a man hitting a woman.

Police state a brawl ensued and they had to break up two people fighting on scene.

The council’s report – now uploaded to their website – states: “Having considered all written representations, evidence, and oral submissions, the LSC resolved that the Premises Licence be revoked.”

“The LSC reviewed the Interim Steps and resolved to re-impose the suspension of the premises licence until the expiry of time for any appeal to the Magistrates’ court or until the determination of any such appeal.”

It states “The submissions for the police highlighted the extensive breaches of the licence conditions, the warning letter dated 14th April 2022 from the police, which produced no response until after the application for the Summary review.”

The pubs operator claimed they did not receive the letter according to the Licensing Committee’s report

They continued: “The CCTV conditions were not complied with until after the Summary review application, the conditions in Annexe 3 of the licence being added following a summary review in 2015 when staff had attacked a customer, when Mr Booker was also the licence holder.”

“There had been consistent and repeated failures to comply with the licence conditions and to uphold the licensing objectives.”

This isn’t the last step, as the operators may appeal to the magistrates’ court within 21 days.


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5 thoughts on “Woolwich pub has license revoked

  • Good, well let’s hope they get kicked out. The building could be restored and would make a great pub or restaurant

  • Absolutely agree Michael D. The building could be retained and refurbished. To become a new pub or restaurant under new management.

    Greenwich Council made the right decision to revoke the pubs licence depending appeal.

    We all want Woolwich to be a safe area for all including us local residents. Two incidents at the same pub in less than a month does need questions answered and improvements put in place.

  • @ Michael D and @ Graham. I have to agree with you bother. We need to tackle issues of anti social behaviour and crime etc. If we want to improve the Woolwich area for residents, business owners and people that work in or visit Woolwich.

    Woolwich used to be a great area and can be again.

  • Ah yes, when god old Queen Victoria was on the throne 😉


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