Friday, 10 July 2015

Please Stop Here

A pub landlord has found an ingenious way to bring in drinkers – by installing his own bus stop outside. John Hawkridge, who bought the Gallipot Inn in Upper Hartfield, Sussex in 2013, said he had found a discarded bus sign in a hedge four miles up the road. He then erected outside his pub and slip a pub flyer in the slot where the timetable usually goes. Now his bus stop has become official with local bus company, Metrobus, replacing the flier with an official timetable and petitioning the local East Grinstead County Council to officially recognise it as part of the route. It has led to the pub doubling their takings in the past month.