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Upminster pub Jobbers Rest to close down at the weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:22 31 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:16 31 August 2016

The Jobbers Rest is soon to close to make way for a restaurant. Licensee Sharon Causton behind the bar

The Jobbers Rest is soon to close to make way for a restaurant. Licensee Sharon Causton behind the bar

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The very last pint will soon be pulled at a "community pub" after 30 years of serving its punters.

Licensee Sharon Causton, 59, who has been running Jobbers Rest, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, for nine years, will be calling for last orders on Sunday as the pub closes down.

She said: “I’m still in a state of shock at the moment that it is actually happening.

“I did think I was going to be running this pub for years to come.

“It’s going to be a sad day when we close at the weekend.”

Enterprise Inns, which owns around 5,000 pubs including Jobbers Rest, has sold the premises to The White Brasserie Company, a chain of gastropubs owned by top French chef Raymond Blanc.

The branch will be the first to open in the Essex area.

Sharon said: “I’ve had a mixture of good and bad memories here but the good definitely outweighs the bad.

“Some of our customers have been coming here for years so it’s sad to think they won’t be able to come here anymore.

“This place is at the heart of its community, it’s somewhere people can catch up with their friends and feel comfortable.

“I’ve loved running the pub and would like to thank my wonderful staff who I have really loved working with.”

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