The Wellington Arms in Watford has banned Chancellor Alistair Darling for his “tyrannical, anti-pub” budget.
Licensee Warren Baker has written to Darling to tell him he is no longer welcome and has put up a poster, which states “We hereby give notice that Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, is barred from this pub until further notice..
The Wellington Arms is one of hundreds of pubs taking direct action against the Chancellor as part of a national campaign supported by pub industry bible the Morning Advertiser.
Additionally, Rob Hayward, British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive, said: “Alistair Darling has just launched the £6.50 pint in time for the London Olympics. This will escalate pub closures, which are already at record levels “Government is punishing all beer drinkers rather than tackling the minority of drunken hooligans.”