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Just heard on the news tonight that the Pontiac Restaurant ( Stracy Arms ) will be closing as the owners have gone into liquidation.

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We might soon get a decent pub to stop at between Stokesby and Yarmouth then, Paul?  Evil Grin

John

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We could do with something nice between Stokesby and Oulton Broad  lol !!

It is long old haul without a good watering hole.

I use the Stracy Arms Mooring quiet a bit.  Normally when I meet up with my father for a trip over Breydon.
It is an ideal stoping point.

  Have used the Pontiac once.  That was enough!!

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Sep-27-2006 @ 9:44 AM                           Permalink
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Ditto - using it once (and once only) seems to be a common theme from people I've talked to.  This thread did not come as much of a surprise.

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It is no surprise that the Pontiac is to close,poked my head in the door a couple of years ago and left without without buying anything.The whole image of the place does not fit in with what one expects with a Broads pub.After saying that I still think its rather sad that any Broads business should go out of business.
Spent my courting days in that area and used to visit a lot,perhaps to frequently for the good of my liver.Lets hope that a new owner will take it over and return it to what it used to be.Good moorings there so it should get plenty of coustomers.

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The trouble with liquidation sales, is that someone's going to pick it up for a song.

The assets are acquired but not the liabilities.

In such circumstances, don't be surprised if the new operator is someone looking for a quick return on minimum investment.

And don't be surprised if the next operation on this site is just as distasteful as the last.

Depressing, isn't it?

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I suppose it's too much to hope that the new owners might change the name back to Stracey Arms?  Smile

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It always has been and always will be the Stracey Arms, no matter what any sign on it may say!

Robin
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I agree Robin, it always will the the Stracey Arms to me too.  It has always been one of my evening moorings before a trek to Oulton the following day.

Doesn't surprise me that it's closing though.  I went there 2 years ago,  hated the place, but the food was nice.  Visited again a couple of weeks ago, and still hated it.  Only this time the food was awful too.

Gaz

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Have stopped here three times in all. First time was for the evening and the food was OK, but the place didn't impress. Second time was a lunchtime stop and the friend I was with ordered a sausage baguete. The sausage was raw and cold in the middle, was changed when he complained, but the replacement was the same. Couldn't be bothered to complain a second time and left after that pint. The last time I stopped there was after a late evening trip accross Breydon Water, had been using nav lights since Marina Keys and just really wanted somewhere to stop for the night. Despite the place being open, decided to have a few bottles on board.

The danger of any pub closing on the Broads, is that it may not reopen as a pub. Also whilst the Pontiac was not my cup of tea, it was possibly somewhere different for families to go.

Hopefully there will be some good news for this place in the future, it is well serviced by the river and the road, so should be a success in the right hands in some form.

Keith

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