MR HASSANALI is blaming Enterprise Inns and the redesign of his pub for his cut in trade in the past two years, but that isn't the only thing keeping customers away.
The White Bear used to be a nice, traditional English pub, with an inviting exterior and a pleasant garden in which to enjoy a drink in the summer. Now, however, it just looks unkempt and uncared for.
Litter is strewn around the edge of the car park, weeds sprout from the walls of the building and windows are left cracked or boarded up.
A rotting car is a permanent fixture in the car park and a sign advertising a Halloween event was still being displayed months after the event had passed.
I can certainly see why people wouldn't want to spend their time there.