Greenwich pub allowed to reopen a year after forced closure as council override police objection

A pub in Greenwich forced to close in 2021 after a stabbing has been permitted a new licence to reopen.

The Star and Garter – or Star of Greenwich under the new application –  sought to reopen at a meeting last week.

Police sought to block the move after a man was stabbed in August 2021.

A licensing committee looked at the application last week and have decided to grant a new licence.

They did stipulate conditions such as the former manager could not be the Designated Premises Supervisor and that “There shall be no customers congregated outside the premises after 22:00 hours”.

A report approving the application states:

“There was also going to be a noise limiter installed in the premises and windows and doors would be kept shut whilst music was being played.

Regarding concerns about the playing of live music, it was confirmed that live music would not be played weekly but occasionally when a charity event was taking place. The Sub-Committee placed weight on the representation.”

The pub is situated at 60 Old Woolwich Road opposite the Greenwich power station and reasonably close to the eastern end of the Naval College site.




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