LANDLORDS at a pub in Wolverton have been left scratching their heads in disbelief after receiving complaints about the colour of their window frames.
Licence holders Ken Barber and Tara Peacock recently took over The Queen Victoria in Church Street, Wolverton, and embarked on a refurbishment project to bring the establishment into the 21st century.
But after repainting the fascias outside, they began to receive complaints from locals about the colour of their newly painted window frames.
“They’re a peacock blue,” said landlord Ken.
“People have accused us of turning the pub into a gay bar.
“We understand if they’re not to everyone’s taste, but we think they look good and can’t see what the problem is.
“We wanted to move away from the out-dated look that the pub had before but that seems to have been quite a controversial move.
“We have spent a lot of money refurbishing the interior of the pub to bring it back to life, and we are happy to hear from people and talk to them about it, but we think it’s a bit funny to kick off about the colour of our windows.”
Formerly the Queen Victoria pub, and before that Zaks, the building has been repainted from black and white to a scheme that Ken believes is more in keeping with the area.
“The people who are complaining probably aren’t the regulars who would come here to drink anyway.
“But if it really is that much of a problem for people, maybe we will have to tone it down a little bit.”
And their ‘controversial’ changes might not stop there as Ken revealed plans that could possible change the name of the pub.
“Everyone here knows it as The Vic, so we are considering that as a name, rather than The Queen Victoria.
“I don’t know whether people will take to that either – we know it has had several names in the past, so for people to want to complain about that would be a bit strange to us.”
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