THE future of a city centre pub will be decided next week, behind closed doors.

Winchester City Council's licensing sub-committee will consider the police's request for a licence review of The Broadway pub, on the corner of Colebrook Street and The Broadway.

This comes after two recent incidents. The city council confirmed the meeting, on April 11, will be held in exempt due to the police investigation. 

However, the decision itself will be announced in public. 

A notice by the door says the licence would be reviewed. It was issued on Monday, February 19. 

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A police spokesman previously said: “Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary has applied to Winchester City Council to ask for a review of the licence of The Broadway venue in Colebrook Street, Winchester.

“The application for review relates to the licensing objectives to prevent crime and disorder and ensure public safety at the venue. It follows two recent incidents linked to the venue that remain under investigation.”

Marston’s, which operates the bar, said they were cooperating with the council. A spokesman said: “We are working with the police and the licensing team to ensure a satisfactory outcome from the review.”

The meeting will be held in exempt on April 11.

Cllr Brian Laming, committee chairman, said the decision would be announced in public as legally required.