Plans for a 'proper' pub for Bracknell town centreBy Becky Barnes
March 15, 2013
A young landlord plans to turn around the reputation of a town centre pub which has been empty for five months.
Michael Theal has taken over The Bull pub in High Street and will be operating a one strike policy to keep troublemakers out.
The 26-year-old said: “You get one chance with me – if it’s bad enough for me to have to shout at you then you’re out.
“There is not a ‘proper’ pub left like this in Bracknell so I want to turn it around and make it absolutely awesome.”
The Bracknell-born-and-bred businessman has this week signed up to the Pub and Drug Watch Scheme, uniting him with other landlords in their zero tolerance policy to drugs and the Safer Places Scheme, which means a sticker will show it is a place vulnerable people can go if they feel in danger.
He said: “The police and council have been so helpful.
“The atmosphere here has completely changed.”
The entrepreneur launched his own cleaning business three years ago, which now ‘runs itself’ meaning he can take on a new challenge. He said: “I am going to enjoy every minute of it.”
Michael has taken on the lease until 2015. He said: “I am excited about the town centre regeneration as I am in the heart of it.”
The pub has been open since February 22, and he plans to host live music every Friday night and all-day breakfasts.
He has secured a licence until 12.30am Sunday to Thursday and to 2am on Friday and Saturday.