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Popular Watford pub to permanently close its doors

A popular pub in Watford has announced its closure citing unsustainable costs as the reason.

The Horns pub, a popular venue for Watford FC fans has closed as of Sunday night (30 October).

In a Facebook post, The Horns Pub said: “To all our bands and customers. I’ve some really bad news. The pub has closed its doors for the last time on Sunday night. Our lease runs out in November and we can’t afford it keep it running anymore it’s totally unsustainable.

“I really did everything I could. With covid, the rise in energy bills and the change in peoples habits I was really fighting a losing battle, I’m so sorry to each and everyone of you, I’m completely heart broken. Thank you for your support”

“Any sold tickets will be refunded in the next few days. Team Horns.”


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Watford FC Legend Luther Blissed posted about the closure, saying: “Absolutely stunned to learn this. The Horns pub and its music history is part of the very heartbeat of Watford. The bands that have played there over time such as the Slaves have kept the town rocking. It reflects how important music is within the town’s heritage.

“Let us hope that whatever happens – it is ensured that the Horns remains true to that legacy”.