ONE of Crediton’s favourite public houses, the General Sir Redvers Buller, closed yesterday, Sunday, October 8, sparking a great deal of debate about its future use and whether it would re-open as a pub.
It was in July that Wetherspoon confirmed that the General Sir Redvers Buller, on Crediton High Street, was “Under Offer”.
The company said it was selling public houses where there were others nearby saying it was a “misinterpretation” to suggest the move to sell some of its pubs was down to difficult trading conditions.
Notices in the windows of the closed pub state: “Many apologies, but this pub has now closed.
“We would like to thank our customers for their support.
“You can still enjoy Wetherspoon’s food and drinks at our nearby pubs:
“The Imperial, New North Road, Exeter; The Chevalier Inn, Fore Street, Exeter: The Sawyer’s Arms, Cowick Street, Exeter and George’s Meeting House, South Street, Exeter.
“Thank you once again, The General Sir Redvers Buller team.”
The pub has been sold with fixtures and fittings which offers some confidence that the pub will re-open however this has not been confirmed.
The buyer is said to be Clarkan Trading Ltd but little is known about the company and whether the property has been bought for another company to run as a going concern or for future conversion to flats.
Many people have said that they will miss the food and drinks and have been looking at alternative venues.
Some have spoken about happy times at the General Sir Redvers Buller in recent years and others have thanked the staff for their kindness when it was open.
• Will you miss the General Sir Redvers Buller pub? Do you have happy memories of meals or times drinking at the venue?