Smoking rebel Hamish Howitt’s two Blackpool boozers have closed as he battles the spectre of bankruptcy.Oh, ta very much The Southport Drinker, Your support is appreciated.
Both Delboys and the Crazy Scot have been forced to shut amid crippling debts.
Hamish blames the smoking ban for his troubles, although his doomed attempt to overturn the ban by letting punters smoke in his pubs saw him hit with huge legal costs.
Both pubs were not what you’d call classics, but had a kind of cut-throat charm.
I wouldn’t rule out Hamish getting back on his feet one day. He’s s real character and the SD salutes him.
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Monday, 21 December 2009
Hamish Howitt-man of the people-forced to give up trading as a pub landlord…
…Thanks to the UK smoking ban experiment!