Rare opportunity to take over beloved Canvey pub

Fond farewell - Landlords Steve and Angie Lant outside the Haystack Pub in Canvey

Fond farewell - Landlords Steve and Angie Lant outside the Haystack Pub in Canvey

First published in News

A BELOVED Canvey pub will be going up for sale after the landlords have decided to call it a day.

Potential landlords will be able to take over the management of the Haystack Pub, in Furtherwick Road, Canvey after current landlords Steve Lant and his wife Angie have decided to sell their lease.

The couple have manned the pumps of the town centre pub for over seven years but are looking forward to spending some well-earned time together once a new licence holder is found.

Mr Lant, 57, said: “It is sad that we will be saying goodbye. We have had a lot of memories here and have really got to know the people on the island well.

“It’s a lovely pub and certainly popular, but we’ve been here for quite a long time now and I think it’s just the right time for us to go and spend some time relaxing.

“I have to say I won’t miss the late nights. But I hope the pub will go to a good home and that the owners will do their best to maintain our good reputation. We’ve hardly have any trouble since we’ve been here, especially for one in the high street, and I hope that will continue.”

The pub has been a focal point of the town for more than 70 years, when the majority of island was still used for agriculture and most of the roads were dirt tracks.

Since taking over the running of venue, the couple have helped organised numerous events within the community including starting up a popular disco and social night for disabled people across the borough.

The Haystack is owned by the Spirit Pub Company who run over 800 pubs across the country.

Mr Lant added: “I am very much looking forward to catching up on seven years of missed sleep.”

Anyone interested in taking over the running of the pub should contact Steve on 01268 680454.

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1:33pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

best wishes Steve and Angie.
best wishes Steve and Angie. Eric Whim
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1:43pm Fri 11 Jan 13

iknowbetter says...

Agreed, best wishes Steve and Angie, they have done an excellent job over the years, lets hope the new lease holders carry that on...
Agreed, best wishes Steve and Angie, they have done an excellent job over the years, lets hope the new lease holders carry that on... iknowbetter
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2:46pm Fri 11 Jan 13

howironic says...

loppyears wrote:
A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.
Stupid cvnt
[quote][p][bold]loppyears[/bold] wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.[/p][/quote]Stupid cvnt howironic
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2:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

loppyears says...

howironic wrote:
loppyears wrote:
A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.
Stupid cvnt
Yea I agree you would have to be to buy anything on canvey.
[quote][p][bold]howironic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loppyears[/bold] wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.[/p][/quote]Stupid cvnt[/p][/quote]Yea I agree you would have to be to buy anything on canvey. loppyears
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4:32pm Fri 11 Jan 13

hesmrknowitall says...

'beloved' pub!!!
Nice way to generate interest in the sale though, glad the Echo is bringing us all the relevent stories from around the southeast - I hear there's a sweetshop for sale in Southend - send out a hack!
'beloved' pub!!! Nice way to generate interest in the sale though, glad the Echo is bringing us all the relevent stories from around the southeast - I hear there's a sweetshop for sale in Southend - send out a hack! hesmrknowitall
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4:57pm Fri 11 Jan 13

mys842 says...

loppyears wrote:
A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.
Not sure what's wrong with everyone on here insulting every area that the echo covers! If you don't like the area you don't have to live there or even read the story.

Why make people feel rubbish whilst reading their local news? Surely as we're all living in South Essex we should try to integrate as a community rather than inwardly hating each other. Just think, some readers from more affluent areas of the country may well say that Thorpe Bay, Leigh, Brentwood etc are s*$t holes too!
[quote][p][bold]loppyears[/bold] wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.[/p][/quote]Not sure what's wrong with everyone on here insulting every area that the echo covers! If you don't like the area you don't have to live there or even read the story. Why make people feel rubbish whilst reading their local news? Surely as we're all living in South Essex we should try to integrate as a community rather than inwardly hating each other. Just think, some readers from more affluent areas of the country may well say that Thorpe Bay, Leigh, Brentwood etc are s*$t holes too! mys842
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5:33pm Fri 11 Jan 13

iknowbetter says...

mys842 wrote:
loppyears wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.
Not sure what's wrong with everyone on here insulting every area that the echo covers! If you don't like the area you don't have to live there or even read the story. Why make people feel rubbish whilst reading their local news? Surely as we're all living in South Essex we should try to integrate as a community rather than inwardly hating each other. Just think, some readers from more affluent areas of the country may well say that Thorpe Bay, Leigh, Brentwood etc are s*$t holes too!
You just have to ignor the RETARDS, Mys842, most people excluding the few are ok and actually have a brain...Makes you wonder what sort of miserable lives they have, You have to feel sorry for their children, state benifit and a life of misery just like their parents awaits them.
[quote][p][bold]mys842[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loppyears[/bold] wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.[/p][/quote]Not sure what's wrong with everyone on here insulting every area that the echo covers! If you don't like the area you don't have to live there or even read the story. Why make people feel rubbish whilst reading their local news? Surely as we're all living in South Essex we should try to integrate as a community rather than inwardly hating each other. Just think, some readers from more affluent areas of the country may well say that Thorpe Bay, Leigh, Brentwood etc are s*$t holes too![/p][/quote]You just have to ignor the RETARDS, Mys842, most people excluding the few are ok and actually have a brain...Makes you wonder what sort of miserable lives they have, You have to feel sorry for their children, state benifit and a life of misery just like their parents awaits them. iknowbetter
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5:34pm Fri 11 Jan 13

iknowbetter says...

loppyears wrote:
A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.
Thats a fair wack out of your benifits, sure you can afford it?
[quote][p][bold]loppyears[/bold] wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.[/p][/quote]Thats a fair wack out of your benifits, sure you can afford it? iknowbetter
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6:09pm Fri 11 Jan 13

John T Pharro says...

iknowbetter wrote:
loppyears wrote:
A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.
Thats a fair wack out of your benifits, sure you can afford it?
Don't bother Iknowbetter look at his/hername, not worth a carrot is he/she?
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loppyears[/bold] wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.[/p][/quote]Thats a fair wack out of your benifits, sure you can afford it?[/p][/quote]Don't bother Iknowbetter look at his/hername, not worth a carrot is he/she? John T Pharro
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7:36pm Fri 11 Jan 13

iknowbetter says...

John T Pharro wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
loppyears wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.
Thats a fair wack out of your benifits, sure you can afford it?
Don't bother Iknowbetter look at his/hername, not worth a carrot is he/she?
Your right of course John, just thought I would have some fun..
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loppyears[/bold] wrote: A pub on canvey!!! Ill give you a fiver for it. Can't be worth much more than that.[/p][/quote]Thats a fair wack out of your benifits, sure you can afford it?[/p][/quote]Don't bother Iknowbetter look at his/hername, not worth a carrot is he/she?[/p][/quote]Your right of course John, just thought I would have some fun.. iknowbetter
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7:55am Sat 12 Jan 13

EssexPerson says...

Very nice guy, always had time to chat to the customers.
I hope whoever takes over carries on the good work and doesn't destroy the improved reputation of the place.
We have enough dodgy landlords running awful bars on the Island (not all of them), I'd prefer not to have another.
Although it could do with a new decor and lick of paint inside.
Very nice guy, always had time to chat to the customers. I hope whoever takes over carries on the good work and doesn't destroy the improved reputation of the place. We have enough dodgy landlords running awful bars on the Island (not all of them), I'd prefer not to have another. Although it could do with a new decor and lick of paint inside. EssexPerson
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8:38am Mon 14 Jan 13

AndyBSG says...

Shame to hear this.

The Haystack used to be notorious for trouble and there used to be a punch up ouotside most Friday nights thanks to the number of under age drinkers in there.

In the last seven years though since Steve has been running it the trouble has all but disappeared, with most of it relocating to the Monaco down the sea front, and he was a great landlord who always had time to chat and get to know his customers.

Whoever does take it over, I hope they keep up the good work Steve has done and, hopefully, invest a bit of money in an overhaul as it's looking very tired in there now.
Shame to hear this. The Haystack used to be notorious for trouble and there used to be a punch up ouotside most Friday nights thanks to the number of under age drinkers in there. In the last seven years though since Steve has been running it the trouble has all but disappeared, with most of it relocating to the Monaco down the sea front, and he was a great landlord who always had time to chat and get to know his customers. Whoever does take it over, I hope they keep up the good work Steve has done and, hopefully, invest a bit of money in an overhaul as it's looking very tired in there now. AndyBSG
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