Southend Mayor opens Saxon King pub in Priory Crescent Southend

Echo: Grand opening – Chris Walker and Dave Mortlock Grand opening – Chris Walker and Dave Mortlock

THE mayor of Southend helped open a new family pub yesterday.

Mayor Chris Walker joined manager Dave Mortlock and members of the Saxon King in Priory Park group, to formally open the 180- seat Saxon King pub, in Priory Crescent.

The pub will serve freshly-cooked rotisserie chicken every day and offers a children’s play area.

Mr Mortlock said: “We have had lots of support from the locals and it looks like it will be very busy. The team are really excited about all our new customers this week and we will do our best to deliver great food and service.”

Skipp successfully campaigned for Marston’s Inns and Taverns, the pub owners, to change the name from the Saxon Prince to Saxon King.

The mayor celebrated the opening by sharing a drink with the staff and SKIPP members.

Mr Walker said: “The pub is in a perfect location with a dedicated pedestrian crossing from Priory Park so people can wander over and sit in the sun having a drink.

“I like what they’ve done and they’ve done it very quickly. It’s very impressive.”

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3:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not
Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not VeteranOfMany
  • Score: -2

4:18pm Wed 11 Jun 14

benfleet101 says...

VeteranOfMany wrote:
Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not
Why?
[quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not[/p][/quote]Why? benfleet101
  • Score: 4

4:21pm Wed 11 Jun 14

John Right says...

benfleet101 wrote:
VeteranOfMany wrote:
Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not
Why?
WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation.
[quote][p][bold]benfleet101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation. John Right
  • Score: -3

4:28pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

"THE mayor of Southend helped open a new family pub yesterday."


I bet he gets plenty of Head in his moustache, but besides all that The echo reported that this was happening on Monday, now it says Yesterday which was Tuesday and not Monday as per Report on Sunday.
"THE mayor of Southend helped open a new family pub yesterday." I bet he gets plenty of Head in his moustache, but besides all that The echo reported that this was happening on Monday, now it says Yesterday which was Tuesday and not Monday as per Report on Sunday. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 2

5:42pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Best of luck to the new venture.
Best of luck to the new venture. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Bosniavet says...

John Right wrote:
benfleet101 wrote:
VeteranOfMany wrote:
Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not
Why?
WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation.
I think you'll find that the mayor has a chauffeur, so his alcohol intake, if any, shouldn't interest the local constabulary.
Went there yesterday to see what it's like, very nice but I thought that nearly £7.00 for a pint of bitter & a diet cola was a bit steep.....
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]benfleet101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the mayor has a chauffeur, so his alcohol intake, if any, shouldn't interest the local constabulary. Went there yesterday to see what it's like, very nice but I thought that nearly £7.00 for a pint of bitter & a diet cola was a bit steep..... Bosniavet
  • Score: 8

6:33pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

Bosniavet wrote:
John Right wrote:
benfleet101 wrote:
VeteranOfMany wrote:
Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not
Why?
WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation.
I think you'll find that the mayor has a chauffeur, so his alcohol intake, if any, shouldn't interest the local constabulary.
Went there yesterday to see what it's like, very nice but I thought that nearly £7.00 for a pint of bitter & a diet cola was a bit steep.....
steep!!!? your right, is it £4.00 and £3.00 for the fizzy drink? why do they penalise people that drink soft drinks, it must be under 30p cost price so a massive mark up, unless the Bitter was more than £4.00, no wonder many use the Witherspoon pubs for a proper pint around £2.30
[quote][p][bold]Bosniavet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]benfleet101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the mayor has a chauffeur, so his alcohol intake, if any, shouldn't interest the local constabulary. Went there yesterday to see what it's like, very nice but I thought that nearly £7.00 for a pint of bitter & a diet cola was a bit steep.....[/p][/quote]steep!!!? your right, is it £4.00 and £3.00 for the fizzy drink? why do they penalise people that drink soft drinks, it must be under 30p cost price so a massive mark up, unless the Bitter was more than £4.00, no wonder many use the Witherspoon pubs for a proper pint around £2.30 Robin Reliant
  • Score: 5

7:23pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Canvey Mark O says...

I hope it's a great success, driven past a few times already and looks very nice, though I've noticed one car so far waiting to right at the exit when he shouldn't have been, I suggest a more curved kerb be laid, or one of these days there's going to be a collision and all it's consequences.
I hope it's a great success, driven past a few times already and looks very nice, though I've noticed one car so far waiting to right at the exit when he shouldn't have been, I suggest a more curved kerb be laid, or one of these days there's going to be a collision and all it's consequences. Canvey Mark O
  • Score: 2

10:06pm Wed 11 Jun 14

ddf35 says...

yeah - not focussing on this pub in particular - but the price of soft drinks is just crazy £2-3 for a pint, when a 2 ltr bottle is about £2 - at least do free refills!!!
yeah - not focussing on this pub in particular - but the price of soft drinks is just crazy £2-3 for a pint, when a 2 ltr bottle is about £2 - at least do free refills!!! ddf35
  • Score: 3

8:46am Thu 12 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

There will have to be a high fence hiding the building, from the nearby road, as it is proving to be too much eye candy, to the passing drivers, and will proof responsible for traffic accidents, what a shame it's so close, the road.
There will have to be a high fence hiding the building, from the nearby road, as it is proving to be too much eye candy, to the passing drivers, and will proof responsible for traffic accidents, what a shame it's so close, the road. sesibollox
  • Score: -3

3:12pm Thu 12 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Bosniavet wrote:
John Right wrote:
benfleet101 wrote:
VeteranOfMany wrote: Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not
Why?
WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation.
I think you'll find that the mayor has a chauffeur, so his alcohol intake, if any, shouldn't interest the local constabulary. Went there yesterday to see what it's like, very nice but I thought that nearly £7.00 for a pint of bitter & a diet cola was a bit steep.....
steep!!!? your right, is it £4.00 and £3.00 for the fizzy drink? why do they penalise people that drink soft drinks, it must be under 30p cost price so a massive mark up, unless the Bitter was more than £4.00, no wonder many use the Witherspoon pubs for a proper pint around £2.30
if that fizzy pop was delivered from the usual hose pipe, it's more like 3p cost price..... food and soft drinks is where pubs rake it in, alcoholic drinks are taxed too heavily for additional massive mark up
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bosniavet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]benfleet101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: Should the so called Mayor be involved in such a venture, I think not[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]WHY? you lemon, he is a Mayor, who obviously likes his alcohol, hope Essex Police traffic division knew about his participation.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that the mayor has a chauffeur, so his alcohol intake, if any, shouldn't interest the local constabulary. Went there yesterday to see what it's like, very nice but I thought that nearly £7.00 for a pint of bitter & a diet cola was a bit steep.....[/p][/quote]steep!!!? your right, is it £4.00 and £3.00 for the fizzy drink? why do they penalise people that drink soft drinks, it must be under 30p cost price so a massive mark up, unless the Bitter was more than £4.00, no wonder many use the Witherspoon pubs for a proper pint around £2.30[/p][/quote]if that fizzy pop was delivered from the usual hose pipe, it's more like 3p cost price..... food and soft drinks is where pubs rake it in, alcoholic drinks are taxed too heavily for additional massive mark up pembury53
  • Score: 0

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