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Village Pub goes smoke free six months early

This article was published in January 2007. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

No Smoking from 1 January 2007 in The White Horse

David Sparrow from The White Horse, in Market Square, thought he'd give locals a helping hand with their new year's resolutions, to give up the ciggies, by introducing a smoking ban from January 1 - half a year ahead of the government's planned July 1 deadline.

The pub specialises in good food and beer and David said that 80 per cent of his customers didn't smoke anyway, so generally, the regulars have embraced the ban. But for those desperate for a puff David has provided a covered area outside complete with heat lamp.

He said: "It is nice clean air in my pub and customers can eat knowing that they won't get smoke blown over them."

David is getting quite a reputation for his controversial schemes - readers may remember that his pub was a football free zone during the World Cup tournament last year!

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 9 January 2007