THE owners of a pub in Hillingdon notorious for underage drinking and violence have lost their appeal against the suspension of its licence.
Police had become so concerned about the Prince of Wales in Harlington Road that they asked Hillingdon Council to review the license last December.
As an interim security measure, council suspended the license until a hearing could take place. The license was later revoked by the licensing subcommittee.
Owners AM Property and Development later appealed both the temporary suspension and the revocation.
The appeal went to Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court for review in January, when the district judge upheld the council’s decision.
The pub, on the corner of Harlington Road and Uxbridge Road, is used as a restaurant and bar, with a shisha lounge to the rear.
The license is now revoked so the pub cannot sell alcohol, have music or serve food after 11pm.
If in the future the pub is put up for sale, any new owner will need to apply for a new licence.
At the appeal hearing, the court was told of a succession of pub problems. These ranged from loud music, noise and broken glasses in the early morning, to school-aged children receiving alcohol and regular violence.
A report said of a 30-person brawl, men fighting with knives, a man waving a metal pole outside the pub following an argument and a horrific incident during which four people were stabbed, including a 16-year-old girl.
Cllr John Riley, Cabinet Member for Public Safety, said: ‘This is a great outcome, not only for residents living near Prince of Wales who have suffered nuisance, but also reassuring residents that we will take always measures to ensure the safety of pub goers and the public.