Islington Police have sent me an update on the Glass Works pub.
The Glass Works is not a typical Islington pub, but a Lloyds/Wetherspoons venue, located upstairs in the N1 shopping centre. Nowhere in Islington is far from someone’s home, but the Glass Works is about as non-residential a location as it gets. And although definitely not to everyone’s taste (well not mine anyway) it’s popular for a cheap night out or meeting up before or after a film.
So of all the pubs in Islington, why are the police tackling this one?
Well, the major fight that took place last month was the last straw, following various violent incidents earlier in the year.
The Police have successfully lobbied the Council – as licensing authority – to cut back the venue’s opening hours. The amended license conditions are as follows:
– To reduce the hours for the sale of alcohol to 23:30 pm, 7 days a week.
– To reduce the hours for the provision of late night refreshment to midnight, 7 days a week.
– To reduce the closing hours of the premises to midnight, 7 days a week.
So it’s not exactly early doors, but now more pub than club.
The Islington Gazette has more on the story here.