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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #570 on: February 21, 2012, 08:50:29 am »
I was told at the weekend that the lease is up for auction in London at the end of this week.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #571 on: February 26, 2012, 01:53:18 am »
It seems a little odd to me, that as a local forum we are not allowed to discuss issues such as what we think of the new pub.  But if that's the rules, so be it and I won't flaunt them.

I would however like to really know what people think of the new incarnation - is there a thread elsewhere where we can discuss?

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #572 on: February 26, 2012, 08:06:21 am »
It seems a little odd to me, that as a local forum we are not allowed to discuss issues such as what we think of the new pub. 

Hi RMP, welcome to the forum.

The reason we don't allow discussion on local services is that it could easily be abused by people praising or rubbishing a service for personal gain. And that could lead to legal issues, which quite frankly is a risk I am not prepared to take.  All this is made clear in the site's guidelines and in the forum agreement that all sign up to when joining.

You are welcome to discuss the future of the village shops and services, such as what shops do we need, or what restaurant would be nice when one closes down, but not the quality of service offered by existing businesses.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #573 on: February 26, 2012, 08:26:29 am »
I would however like to really know what people think of the new incarnation - is there a thread elsewhere where we can discuss?
I think The Brookmans has a facebook page so you could discuss things there probably.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #574 on: February 26, 2012, 08:30:13 am »
I would however like to really know what people think of the new incarnation - is there a thread elsewhere where we can discuss?
I think The Brookmans has a facebook page so you could discuss things there probably.

Hi Angel,

Yes, you are right. Here is the link http://www.facebook.com/brookmanspub. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #575 on: March 23, 2012, 05:56:57 pm »
There seems to be a rumour circulating that Sir Alan Sugar has bought the freehold of Brookmans. Anyone know if this is in fact true - or is it just talk?
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #576 on: March 23, 2012, 08:44:14 pm »
There seems to be a rumour circulating ....  Sir Alan Sugar

How interesting to post that there seems to be a rumour circulating, this seems to be a self fulfilling prophecy.

Anyway it's Lord to you, so you're fired peasant.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #577 on: March 23, 2012, 08:46:56 pm »
Ooh a Spurs man owning the Brookmans...  After years of ownership by players or supporters of 'the other team', that would be a pleasant change...

Will keep an eye out for black Rollers in the carpark and when one appears, I'll nip over and pitch my business idea to him...

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #578 on: March 28, 2012, 11:53:39 am »
Ooh a Spurs man owning the Brookmans...  After years of ownership by players or supporters of 'the other team', that would be a pleasant change...

Not sure you are right about ownership by players and supporters of 'the other team'.  The former Spurs and England footballer, and BP resident, Martin Chivers was the landlord from 1981 to 1999. 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #579 on: July 06, 2013, 11:57:00 am »
I have been reliably informed that "the Brookmans" ( which I understand is now owned by one of Sir Alan Sugar's group companies) is to be closed at sometime in the future, and that the intention is to convert/build flats. Interesting given that the plot adjacent- Green Close- is having issues of planning?
Time will tell if there is any substance to this recent information!
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #580 on: July 06, 2013, 12:12:01 pm »
I have been reliably informed that "the Brookmans" ( which I understand is now owned by one of Sir Alan Sugar's group companies) is to be closed at sometime in the future, and that the intention is to convert/build flats. Interesting given that the plot adjacent- Green Close- is having issues of planning?
Time will tell if there is any substance to this recent information!

Hi Alex, I have tweeted to see if @BrookmansPub or @PeachPubs can shed any light on the situation.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #581 on: July 06, 2013, 04:58:57 pm »
If this is true that will be a shame.

Sadly cant say any more due to forum rules :(

Hey Ho...BP
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #582 on: July 08, 2013, 09:26:17 am »
I really REALLY hope that doesn't happen - trying not to flout forum rules, I would say that having a pub/restaurant in the heart of Brookmans Park brings the village together in a way that a block of flats wouldn't!! And it's not just me who would be sad - our young children love going down there for dinner, bumping into their friends & playing in the garden on a warm day - a pub has been on that site for decades & if it disappeared it would be a real loss to the community for the sake of a quick buck by a powerful property owner.

I sincerely hope that Lord Sugar isn't even considering it.

 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #583 on: July 08, 2013, 09:55:29 am »
...a pub has been on that site for decades & if it disappeared it would be a real loss to the community for the sake of a quick buck by a powerful property owner.

I have tweeted again to see if @BrookmansPub or @PeachPubs can shed any light on the situation. They are both active on Twitter, so I hope they will respond.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #584 on: July 08, 2013, 09:58:22 am »
I am suprised as Brookmans seems well supported - but whether it's profitable enough I don't know.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #585 on: July 08, 2013, 10:07:25 am »
Just got this tweet from @BrookmansPub saying "No such plans afoot to convert the pub into flats. We are in Brookmans Park for the long term so no need to worry." I have replied.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #586 on: July 08, 2013, 10:13:10 am »
Phew!!
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #587 on: July 08, 2013, 10:13:47 am »
Phew!!

Think it's best to put it on record.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #588 on: July 08, 2013, 12:53:04 pm »
result... :D
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #589 on: July 08, 2013, 06:13:42 pm »
I have been reliably informed ....Time will tell if there is any substance to this recent information!

So where did this reliable information come from.....?
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #590 on: July 08, 2013, 07:45:09 pm »
I fear our speculation might be the catalyst for some property hotshot to have a light-bulb moment and say, hey!, why don't I build flats?
Lets all change the subject before we're overheard.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #591 on: July 08, 2013, 07:57:13 pm »
Oh and by the way, if my post breaks the rules - then I'm out.

Your post is perfectly legit, as always.   :)
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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #592 on: July 10, 2013, 12:22:41 pm »
There's always the fallback position:

"David Cameron pledges 250m for local communities to buy pubs and shops. 6th June 2013"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10102846/David-Cameron-pledges-250m-for-local-communities-to-buy-pubs-and-shops.html

 

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« Reply #593 on: July 10, 2013, 01:55:57 pm »
There's always the fallback position:
"David Cameron pledges 250m for local communities to buy pubs and shops. 6th June 2013"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10102846/David-Cameron-pledges-250m-for-local-communities-to-buy-pubs-and-shops.html

I wonder how so called 'social investment' projects would stack up against projects that offer developers a financial gain?
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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #594 on: November 13, 2013, 12:39:13 pm »
anybody know why the Brookmans is shut?
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #595 on: November 13, 2013, 12:42:42 pm »
Essential maintenance apparently. It opens again at 6pm this evening.
 

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« Reply #596 on: November 25, 2013, 12:11:53 pm »
I have removed a number of comments about the Brookmans' Refurbishment because I feel they breached the forum rules on reviewing local businesses.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #597 on: February 27, 2014, 10:25:38 pm »
Hi,

anyone throw light on the Brookmans?
The property is supposed to be now owned by Alan Sugar's property investment company, Amsprop Investments Ltd. The purchase was undertaken  almost 2 years ago, on the 27th March 2012 and the price that he paid for the freehold was 1,490,000.
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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #598 on: February 28, 2014, 12:02:53 am »
Yes you are correct. Www.amsprop.com, however the whole building is let to Peach Ltd
 

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