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Sidcup micropub set up by former teacher granted full license by council

PUBLISHED: 11:17 02 September 2016

Inside the Hopper's Hut

Inside the Hopper's Hut

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Owner says it will bring investment and regeneration to town

A Sidcup micropub set up by a former teacher has been granted a full license to sell alcohol by the council’s planning committee.

The Hoppers Hut, at 1 Invicta Parade on Sidcup High Street, was given the green light by officials last night (Thursday, September 1), and preparations will now be made for its opening.

Owner Murray East, who left his position at Hurstmere School to pursue the venture, said he was ‘really pleased’ by the news.

“The feedback we have had from the local community over the past couple of months has been amazing,” he added. “They have been saying it is just what that part of Sidcup needs and we are really pleased that the council has recognised it.

“It was about 20 to ten when the decision was made. We went straight back to Sidcup and had a beer.”

Preparations will now get underway to run the pub throughout the week, and an opening night will be held when the owners are ready.

“With Bexley now being at the forefront of the micro-pub scene, it is a very big draw to Sidcup,” Mr East added.

“It is bringing investment and regeneration, which is only a good thing.”

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