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Pub landlord bans sportswear, Stone Island clothing and customers under 21

A Hereford pub will not be allowing anyone under the age of 21 into the pub on Friday and Saturday nights, as the landlord fears youngsters who “don’t know how to handle themselves in a pub.”

Landlord Brian Hoyle, took over the Orange Tree last summer and said it was a case of younger customers not being able to handle their drink.

He told the Hereford Times: "The youngsters don't know how to handle themselves in a pub.

"A lot of them turned 18 during lockdown and are just misbehaving to be fair and putting off other customers.”

Potential pubgoers on any day of the week wearing sportswear, hoodies, tracksuits, bum bags and Stone Island branded clothing would also not be allowed to enter.

The landlord said: "There's probably people in their 40s or 50s who wear it (Stone Island and sportswear), but I'm trying to make a statement.

“It's those sort of young ones who are causing trouble.

"There's a lot of young chavs, or roadmen, with bum bags in Hereford, if you know what I mean, been frequenting the pub and they don't know how to behave."

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Mr Hoyle said he was trying his best to restore The Orange Tree to what it was like in its heyday and part of his mission is to make it a "proper" Hereford pub again.

Despite a challenging first year at the pub due to the coronavirus pandemic, he pledged to donate 10 per cent of earnings this month to local charities.

The first recipient will be The Little Princess Trust, which is based in Hereford and makes real hair wigs for children who lose their hair due to treatment for illnesses, including cancer.

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