Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries had to build a “newt barrier” in return for planning permission for Cronkinsons Farm, its new pub in Nantwich. The barrier was needed to stop amphibians from the site’s pond meeting their death on the road. The pub has to keep the barrier for two years. Asked what happens after two years, Derek Andrew, head of the group’s Pathfinder Pubs division, said: “We sober up". The Times 21/05/05 page 56 (City Diary) The Daily Telegraph 21/05/05 page 31 (CityDiary)

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