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Popular Crystal Palace pub landlord Danny Foley to leave second Selhurst pub The White Horse

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A CRYSTAL Palace-supporting landlord will have to leave his second pub in Selhurst in six years and claims he was squeezed out by his pub company. Danny Foley will leave popular Palace pub The White Horse, in Selhurst Road, this weekend after six years at the helm. He moved their from The Selhurst Arms – about to become a Co-op supermarket – across the road from his current pub, in 2008 due to the recession. Mr Foley claims the deal to sell the lease to the pub to another publican was done behind his back by the pub company Enterprise Inns. He said: "I was hoping to have a meeting this week where I could strike a deal to free myself from the pub company because they have messed up by not improving the pub for the Premier League season. "I went to Edinburgh last Friday for a stag do and when I got back I found a deal had been done with a third party while I was away." Mr Foley, who has modelled his pub on the motto Proper Palace Pub for Proper Palace People (PPP4PPP), slammed the way pub companies operate their businesses. "They never put any money into this pub and would get stock ridiculously cheap and sell it on to me at a ridiculously high price," he added. "They have been doing it all over the country and nothing looks like changing." The landlord has staged a number of events with Palace players and is a good friend of moustachioed former Eagles winger Eddie McGoldrick. Mr Foley's exit will mark the end of almost 20 years running boozers on Selhurst Road although he hopes he won't have to leave the borough for his next venture. He said: "I'm not out of the game and I've loved combining my business with a love of Palace. I've got a few irons in the fire but I don't want to say too much yet. "At both the Selhurst Arms and The White Horse, I've enjoyed about 85 per cent of it and not enjoyed 15 per cent. "This will still be a pub but it won't be the Palace pub it was before. We were a proper Palace pub and it will never be wall-to-wall Palace like I have it." A spokeswoman for Enterprise Inns said it had no comment to make on The White Horse at this time.

Popular Crystal Palace pub landlord Danny Foley to leave second Selhurst pub The White Horse


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