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Ritchie's pub is a bother to residents

By unknown | Aug 14, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

GUY Ritchie's pub is being monitored after receiving complaints over noise.

GUY Ritchie's pub is being monitored after receiving complaints over noise.

The Punch Bowl, located in London's exclusive Mayfair district, has been branded too raucous by furious residents living near the drinking establishment.

Westminster council has decided to instal equipment to monitor the sound levels and Ritchie could even lose his licence to serve alcohol if it is found to be too noisy.

A council spokesperson said: "Managers at the pub are aware of this activity and it will take two weeks to complete."

A microphone and sound-monitoring equipment has been installed in an upstairs apartment next to The Punch Bowl after the council received 37 complaints.

Ritchie regularly holds late-night lock-ins - when he allows customers to remain in the pub after closing time - and books live Irish folk bands to perform.

A source said: "The neighbours are fed up with the racket, which sometimes goes on into the early hours."

He has attempted to appease people who live nearby by insisting drinkers move inside the pub by 9pm.

The Punch Bowl has become a regular haunt for a string of celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr, Justin Timberlake and Jude Law.

Ritchie bought the business in 2008 with ex-wife Madonna. He kept the pub in the divorce settlement.


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