Hereward The Greedy

Image: The Hereward Pub

It appears Ely’s newest pub, the Hereward in Market Street, got somewhat greedy on Christmas Eve by charging (unannounced) a £5 admission fee to enter the pub. In turn, regulars who would normally frequent ‘the Hereward’ as part of the Christmas crawl decided to form a long queue to enter the ‘Town House’ across the road which was free to enter on Christmas Eve.

It wasn’t so long ago a doorman would keep an eye on the numbers entering a pub and lets face it, Christmas Eve is going to be a busy night for any pub so why charge an addmission with so much money being taken at the bar?